It was the late Seventies and we were on a tall riverbank near the Canadian border cooking dinner. The stove was a single burner Coleman. Suddenly it flared into a fireball and the person cooking cupped it in his hands and launched it off the bluff into the river. It was a close call. The cook said it had been leaking for a while and that “you can nurse them along for a while but eventually you just have to replace them.”
That stuck with me. So when my similar Coleman Peak1 stove similarly flared, I eventually chucked it. I then had no stove until a wonderful person bought me the dual fuel stove that I currently use. In the last couple years though the warning signs started: flares between the pan and the tank. It was getting worse and when I camped in the rain a few weeks back, I noticed the entire top of the tank was wet with fuel.Yikes! I shut it down. I had to wait for the stove to cool before draining the fuel:I hated to chuck the stove though, because in all other respects it was perfect. I thought surely there must be a fix and Googled a gasket replacement kit. I found repair kits for other problems none of which I’d ever heard of. But then I found this link. I’d thought it was leaking from the top of the tank but realized it had been coming from the thread to the generator. I followed the sage advice to the letter and it worked flawlessly!