After long consideration bought my first 500CP.
Also bought the heater and the cooking attachement, as well as a couple of reflectors.
At the local dump I bought an old German army metal transport case, for just 25 euro's, including some tools and old mantels from various brands.
After unpacking I checked all the screws. Some needed tightening. I felt the nozzle with the regulator wheel on 12 o'clock, I didn't feel the needle. With the wheel at six o'clock, I removed the nozzle and there it was, a bend needle. I replaced it with the spare one that came with it.
Because of testing and tinkering with the heater element I used a couple of the old mantels that came along with the transport case, and I have to say, there's a lot of difference inbetween them. Some burned really bright, others not so.
At the moment I got a little problem, I'm using a Petromax Helox mantle now, burns perfect, nice shape, but after a while the lamps makes a sudden loud PUFF, the light goes down, big time halo, and then the flame goes into the pretty red hot mixing pipe. Sometimes rotating the regulator wheel helps, but most of the time I have to bleed the air and let the lamp cool down. Any thoughts on this problem?
Many thanks in advance.