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by sudden
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tesla ignition stove?
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Re: Tesla ignition stove?

zelph wrote:
I wonder if the piezo will ignite alcohol vapors...anyone tried it?

Tesla's original idea was to supply electricity to homes via a large coil. Yes, the high voltage through the air :roll:


It works for butane.
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by sudden
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: multiple pot ridges and black paint to better absorb the he
Replies: 6
Views: 1726

Re: multiple pot ridges and black paint to better absorb the

You might find this interesting too. This guy built his own wind tunnel. He wanted to test something called a KF airfoil. What's interesting for us is the way KF causes a turbulent airflow with just a simple stepped wing. Turn that into a stoves outside wall and all you have to do is make the bottom...
by sudden
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: multiple pot ridges and black paint to better absorb the he
Replies: 6
Views: 1726

Re: multiple pot ridges and black paint to better absorb the

This is way too technical (see below quote) but studies have shown that dimpled surfaces work. All of these stove building trials we diy have to follow the same rules these guys did for turbines. Things like Reynolds numbers (low reynolds numbers in our case) are always mentioned in the RC airplane ...
by sudden
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: multiple pot ridges and black paint to better absorb the he
Replies: 6
Views: 1726

Re: multiple pot ridges and black paint to better absorb the

Most of the answers will probably come from zelph. The only thing I ever found that interested me was the idea of dimples in the windscreen. The idea being turbulent air next to the pot allowing more heat transfer. Beyond that you get into rocket stove territory and a lot more weight to gain efficie...
by sudden
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: Something a stovie can appreciate that isn't a stove
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

Something a stovie can appreciate that isn't a stove

Zelph's wife and his wife could probably share some interesting stories :D

by sudden
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: Alcohol stove intake and exhaust calculator.
Replies: 4
Views: 2343

Re: Alcohol stove intake and exhaust calculator.

The only intake and exhaust for wood fires that I have seen had to do with smoker designs. More like an oven than an open burner that has access to plenty of air.
by sudden
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tesla ignition stove?
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Tesla ignition stove?

I'm not going to try this but it did make me think about stove ignition ideas. :ugeek:

by sudden
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 39
Views: 17597

Re: Coffee

I will be making my coffee this way with both of my zelph wood stoves 8-) gGP_nY3kMGA It's still not too late to review this method so you've got it right before heading out for a weeks worth of trail time. I'll be heading out week after next. :D I'm an expert now. Cowboy coffee really is the best ...
by sudden
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Amazing Thrift Store Treasures
Topic: Yeah..still alive..and haunting the NW thrift stores..
Replies: 11
Views: 13309

Re: Yeah..still alive..and haunting the NW thrift stores..

RG, What's the Uke count up to now? All this time passed, you must have hundreds made.
by sudden
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Burning Wood Pellets
Replies: 37
Views: 21799

Re: Burning Wood Pellets

Nice to see the basket idea working. I was wondering how it was going. I get the same kind of mineral buildup on my furnace humidifier using city water. I have to soak the innards in CLR every season to get it all off. The poor little motor that turns the drum is about burned out from all the extra ...

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