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I have a new Nova Optimus Stove right out of the box, put kerrosene fuel in bottle triend to pump it up by the directions, now pump is not working appears leather is gone where do I get anothe one? What did I do wrong? I live in Vancouver BC Canada

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First off please read about the recall of these stoves for a fire hazard. Go to the link below.

At the same page you will find a link to Katadyn Products Inc, the makers of the stove, contact them on the parts you need. Here is the contact link you need.

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