National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Kit – Coffee Heating

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Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection Disposal Criteria

  1. Visually inspect kit components. Kit component list is found in the NWCG National Fire Equipment System Catalog.
  2. Inspect for missing or damaged O-rings on faucet.
  3. Inspect for damage or cracking to hose line. Ensure that threaded pipe fittings inside the burner have been welded completely around. If not, have work done by a certified welder.
  4. Return to stock if kit is complete, has not been used or damaged, and is clean.
  5. Refurbish if initial inspection indicates kit was used or if components are missing or damaged.
  6. Dispose of bad hose lines, badly bent stove, urn, lid, and broken faucets.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Clean heater components. Repaint if necessary with high-temperature paint.
  2. Clean with soap and water and disinfect urn, basket, bucket, lid, and faucets.

B. Repair

  1. All welding should be completed by a certified welder.
  2. Replace hose lines as necessary.
  3. Replace damaged or missing O-rings as necessary.

C. Testing for Performance

  1. Have a fire extinguisher in working area prior to testing burner performance.
  2. Connect stove and all fittings to propane source.
  3. Turn on tank with burner valve in “OFF” position.
  4. Check all fittings and connections for gas leaks using mild soap and water solution. NEVER INSPECT FOR LEAKS USING A MATCH OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF FLAME. Should a gas leak occur, shut off the gas supply to the burner immediately and wait a minimum of five minutes before repairing the leak.
  5. Once fuel line assembly is free of leaks, light burner and make sure it is operable.
  6. Reference the refurbishment standards for the inspection, testing and cleaning of propane tanks.
  7. Concerns and questions regarding propane fittings, regulators, and propane tanks should be directed to an authorized liquid propane gas service representative.

D. Repackaging

  • Package one kit in NFES #000500 carton (22” x 22” x 36”).



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