I have a hard time finding a reliable local source for the Campingaz canisters and I would just hate to get rid of two good lanterns that I've had for years, not to mention new lanterns are not in my budget.
So here goes:
I have two Campingaz lanterns (Bivouac 270) that use the CV 270 or 470 cartridge that I would like to convert to Lindal Valve (the lantern not the cylinders).
I understand that there is / was an adapter available to retrofit the Campingaz appliances to the Lindal Valve. Made by Markill / VauDe maybe? I know the topic was discussed on Trailspace back in 2006 and I'm just looking for some current info.
Internet searches have turned up a few sources for an adapter for the Campingaz Globe Trotter stove, which appears (?) to be a plastic coupling that attaches to the existing Campingaz fitting and has a Lindal Valve fitting on the other end. There was no mention of the Campingaz Bivouac 270 Lantern.
I was hoping to find a complete threaded metal valve assembly, like the one currently on my stove, but with a Lindal Valve fitting, not a plastic coupling.
I also think it could be possible to retrofit a Lindal Valve assembly from a discarded MSR or Brunton canister stove onto the Campingaz Lantern provided the jets match, or can be swapped out. I have experience working with gas fittings and I have the tools to mill up a threaded metal adapter if I need to.
So anyway that's what I'm thinking about, I understand full well it really wouldn't be worth the trouble for most people, but right now I have the time and I enjoy challenging projects.
Anything you guys could tell me about the commercially manufactured adapters, or if someone has already done this or knows how, I welcome your input.
....and yes I know anything I make would void the warranty, and all that.