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by hplar
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: quick question
Replies: 10
Views: 3876

Re: quick question

I use what's commonly called kitchen scissors around here... Very sharp and durable and cuts perfectly straight with little effort...
by hplar
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Zen and the art of lightweight backpacking
Topic: Zen and it's relationship to the journey
Replies: 12
Views: 12785

Re: Zen and it's relationship to the journey

When I was in the arches, I used binoculars to watch two cliff hangars set up their hammocks on the walls of the cliff to spend the night hanging on a thread.. Just think of the zen moments they had waking in the am peering out at the sunrise. WoW, there are special people out there. Gotta be caref...
by hplar
Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: One Can Pressurized Side Burner Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 11834

Re: One Can Pressurized Side Burner Stove

There is a video or photo of a V chaped 1/4" dia rod that is place on top of a side jet burner to prevent the cold pot from having an effect on the flames. Now if that is true, we should not have to worry about uneven crimps on the top edge of stoves. )That rod sure would play havoc on fuel consump...
by hplar
Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: One Can Pressurized Side Burner Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 11834

Re: One Can Pressurized Side Burner Stove

I made the transfere :D Transfer ports are not necessary. Once the stove blooms and burns for a bit to heat up, how does it respond to a cold pot of water being put onto it? Do the flames almost go out? Thanks, zelph... No, I haven't had that problem with this design, but have with others... I'd li...
by hplar
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: One Can Pressurized Side Burner Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 11834

Re: One Can Pressurized Side Burner Stove

Well, I made another stove using a 16oz Bud Light can and the added height sure helps... Not only does the added height allow for a taller stove but the aluminum seems thicker as well, but not as thick as 24oz cans... Due to the additional can to work with I was able to make this stove about 5/8" ta...
by hplar
Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Water in Ethanol
Replies: 17
Views: 3451

Re: Water in Ethanol

Ahh... Another of the forums to which I belong... The ethanol I make, usually about +-92%, burns just fine in my stoves and is much cheaper than Heet... Ahh..another forum for me to register on :D Ohhh...how I want to make my own :D Gee...too much good info on that site, hard to break away from it ...
by hplar
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: One Can Pressurized Side Burner Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 11834

Re: One Can Pressurized Side Burner Stove

Sure, I guess if the design is worthy of entry into the stove of the month competition, I'm game... However, you guys aren't gonna believe this but I've already butchered that particular stove... I had a gut feeling that the can top wasn't pushed down far enough due to how much of the transfer ports...
by hplar
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: One Can Pressurized Side Burner Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 11834

Re: One Can Pressurized Side Burner Stove

Ok, I scrounged a couple cans while out for an evening walk so I decided to take a few pictures of the assembly process... Man, 12oz beer cans sure are a lot thinner than pop cans which makes them harder to work with... Anyway, the only thing missing here is the actual fluting and seaming process......
by hplar
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Water in Ethanol
Replies: 17
Views: 3451

Re: Water in Ethanol

Ahh... Another of the forums to which I belong... The ethanol I make, usually about +-92%, burns just fine in my stoves and is much cheaper than Heet...
by hplar
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Urban Legends and Myths Busted
Topic: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter
Replies: 32
Views: 26299

Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

I know this is an old thread but hear is some non-scientific findings I have garnered over the years... Charcoal itself is not good fire starter... However, partially burned wood, with charcoal still attached IS good fire starter... The charcoal acts as a wick which more readily allows wood gas to p...