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by Cphobes
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: YouTube's Finest Stovies
Topic: T's stoves finds Carbon Felt makes a good wick
Replies: 18
Views: 16101

Re: T's stoves finds Carbon Felt makes a good wick

It must be something in the air as Tinny has been doing the same just recently and there appears at this point to be some significant advantages over regular fiber glass (though cost is a factor!). Fiberglass cloth is far superior to plumbers cloth for wickability/capillary capabilities. As Skidste...
by Cphobes
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: YouTube's Finest Stovies
Topic: T's stoves finds Carbon Felt makes a good wick
Replies: 18
Views: 16101

Re: T's stoves finds Carbon Felt makes a good wick

Here are some linkks to threads on whiteblaze.net Start from the top one and work your way down. The first one is when Skids first mentioned the material, February of 2007 I had been testing a plumbers cloth of a different brand and the color of it was white. There are links to each of the two diff...
by Cphobes
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: YouTube's Finest Stovies
Topic: T's stoves finds Carbon Felt makes a good wick
Replies: 18
Views: 16101

Re: T's stoves finds Carbon Felt makes a good wick

Skidsteer came across that material at least a year ago and used it to make a stove or two and was pleased with the way it worked. I'll try to get over to whiteblaze.net to see if I can find the thread where he first used it. I also made a stove or two with it and will search out the info on it. Th...
by Cphobes
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: YouTube's Finest Stovies
Topic: T's stoves finds Carbon Felt makes a good wick
Replies: 18
Views: 16101

Re: T's stoves finds Carbon Felt makes a good wick

I have being reading a blog from Japan from our buddy T and he has been using a new wick material known as carbon felt. I am in Taiwan (visiting in-laws) and do not have access to my tools so I can not experiment with the new material, but it looks promising. I hear it is available at home depot as...
by Cphobes
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Urban Legends and Myths Busted
Topic: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter
Replies: 32
Views: 19743

Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

I didn't see any links on how to make char cloth so I figured I'd share a link from Jason Klass's website. Haven't tried to follow his instructions but am planning to as part of a fire building program with my Webelos this summer. http://jasonklass.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-make-char-cloth.html -S...
by Cphobes
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Compak Wood Burner
Replies: 30
Views: 8985

Re: Compak Wood Burner

the thing i really like about this is the fact that its all one piece. there is nothing to loose except the whole thing. That and you can fold it closed without having to handle the insides all that much (less soot). The problem with all other designs so far is that you have handle too many parts a...
by Cphobes
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Compak Wood Burner
Replies: 30
Views: 8985

Re: Compak Wood Burner

It's made of stainless steel. Weighs 4 oz. I used .006 stainless shim stock off a 6" wide roll. I fabricated the hinges and welded them to the body. The hinge pins are stainless steel rod. 8 inches tall X 5 inches wide/square. and collapses to less that 1/4" thick. It's just one piece. Ha...
by Cphobes
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: the RWH (rain water harvester)
Replies: 48
Views: 9619

Re: the RWH (rain water harvester)

Tinny and his group are no longer welcome here. Therefore they will no longer be reading the content of bplite. :shock: Are you kidding? What about the free exchange of ideas and all that? It's your call, but IMO dissenting voices should be heard, offensive statements should be deleted with no comm...
by Cphobes
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: the RWH (rain water harvester)
Replies: 48
Views: 9619

Re: the RWH (rain water harvester)

irrationalsolutions wrote:ps
i know this is a little long and all but i also know that tinny and his group read this forum so i wanted to make the directions easy so they could understant them.


Good gracious can't we get at least one thread here without someone draggin' Tinny into this?

-Stephen
by Cphobes
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Backpacking Stoves
Topic: Optimus 8R
Replies: 28
Views: 10647

Re: Optimus 8R

DarenN wrote:thanks Stephen;
it's a go-to for stove research.

Daren.....


Yes I have a Model 111 which is very similar but haven't had the time to clean it up and get it working. I've also been playing around with a SVEA 123 which is a lot of fun.

-Stephen

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