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by grumdrig
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Minimalist one can double wall stove
Replies: 65
Views: 23562

Re: Minimalist one can double wall stove

I did a half-assed trial run with one of the clones I made, one with lots of needle-sized holes. Here are the data: Air temp: 75°F Starting with 413g H2O at 78°F (yeah, warm) Bloomed after 25 sec A further 29 sec elapsed while I found some tongs I could use to place my pot (a little 14oz tin can) on...
by grumdrig
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Minimalist one can double wall stove
Replies: 65
Views: 23562

Re: Minimalist one can double wall stove

I've been pursuing other hobbies for a while but something about this stove intrigued me, so I've built a few trying to get it to work. I've had lots of trouble getting the thing to bloom and I'm not positive why, but after about six stabs with varying success here's what I theorize: In general, the...
by grumdrig
Mon May 17, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: UL KittyKettle
Replies: 95
Views: 26216

Re: UL KittyKettle

Alumiweld! Never heard of it, but I'm glad I have now, Vibe. You can get it from the manufacturer, apparently:
http://www.alumiweld.com/awpricing.html
by grumdrig
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: I.V. Stove
Replies: 129
Views: 28499

Re: I.V. Stove

The mention of saline reminded me of this:

http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory: ... adio_Waves

Now there's an IV stove!
by grumdrig
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Babington burner
Replies: 4
Views: 2608

Re: Babington burner

Well, oops, if everything goes well (much better than I expect, in fact :D ) then maybe you'll want a ball burner as stove number 101!
by grumdrig
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Babington burner
Replies: 4
Views: 2608

Re: Babington burner

No, actually, the hole should be on the side. The mental picture is that oil placed on top will spread evenly around the ball, forming a very thin layer. As it is blasted away by the air jet, surface tension is supposed to re-spread the oil to try to fill the void. Excess oil accumulates at the bott...
by grumdrig
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Babington burner
Replies: 4
Views: 2608

Babington burner

I'll stop hijacking Zelphs thread over here http://www.bplite.dreamhosters.com/viewtopic.php?p=12452#p12452 and start a new topic. I've gotten the compressed air half of a prototype for a Babington burner put together: http://lh6.ggpht.com/_uEF62xNmPLM/SbU_cX2TBII/AAAAAAAAASU/5SU0Te-liLQ/s144/IMG_47...
by grumdrig
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Amazing Mini Kerosene Stove
Replies: 44
Views: 53515

Re: Amazing Mini Kerosene Stove

Moving pretty slowly on this one! I managed to drill the hole in the doorknob pretty easily, once I decided just to try spinning it with my fingers. I broke 2 drill bits accidentally bumping them during the process, but none doing the actual drilling. (The bits are only .0059" diameter.) In order to...
by grumdrig
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: "Cobalt" beer bottle stove
Replies: 160
Views: 53960

Re: "Cobalt" beer bottle stove

On eBay: "This listing (250377174975) has been removed or is no longer available."

Was that you or them?
by grumdrig
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: "Cobalt" beer bottle stove
Replies: 160
Views: 53960

Re: "Cobalt" beer bottle stove

The design will work with well with ethanol. I used it when I did the oudoor/grenhouse cold temperature test. So how does this design compare with, say, a starlyte (in terms of overall awesomeness)? I guess the advantage is that it's pressurized so less subject to the vagaries of wind. I'm assuming...