Talk:Primus stove

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primus stove[edit]

Spam. Is this worth dragging through rfv? --Connel MacKenzie 14:33, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

It's used generically in UK, sometimes just as primus, but it might be as easy to start an article from scratch. --Enginear 21:12, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

I'd also consider it generic, but isn't it Primus with a capital P. Also, isn't the definition wrong to state that it is oil burning, surely it's gas.--Dmol 22:33, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

I agree. While Primus make both gas and oil stoves (apparently) primus is generic for a gas stove used by campers, etc. --Enginear 13:15, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes, it should be capitalized. It’s been around for quite some time and I think we should keep it. A Primus stove is one that uses a wick and liquid fuel (commonly kerosene). Moved to Primus stove and cleaned up some. —Stephen 13:18, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
It seems they sell different products in different countries. I've never seen a kerosene/paraffin one in UK -- here they all use a butane/propane gas mix often marketed as "Camping Gas". I've added a def to show this. Someone else can add the generic sense back at primus later. --Enginear 13:59, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Oh, butane/propane. In AmE, gas usually means petrol. 15:04, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes, sorry -- I'm not usually that insular...I translated kerosene into UKEng, then committed a bigger blunder myself! Thanks, Stephen, for clarifying at the entry. --Enginear 18:48, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Kept. DAVilla 17:27, 30 March 2007 (UTC)