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by shingaling
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: stove making for caldera clone
Replies: 23
Views: 12542

Re: stove making for caldera clone

If you have the material, make a bunch of pot stands at different heights and experiment. Using 1/4" hardware cloth, I made several pot stands, ranging in height from 1" to 3", each increasing in height 1/4" (1 square) increments. Make the diameter big enough to accommodate different sizes of stove,...
by shingaling
Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Welcome to bpLite.com!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 1690

Re: Hello!

Welcome, dimeotane! The blackout of 2003 was in the news a lot last week because of the severe heat. They said they've been working on the grid a lot (up here in Canada), but they also acknowledged that the black out served as a good wake up call for everybody. I've been in a few close call situatio...
by shingaling
Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: stove making for caldera clone
Replies: 23
Views: 12542

Re: stove making for caldera clone

I'd try a Starlyte style burner like Zelph makes. If 15 ml doesn't do it, then increase the amount of fuel used by about 2.5 ml and try again until you find out how much fuel it takes to get a boil. 15ml and 2 cups is a good starting point, but often I find that going strictly by 15/2, I can't alway...
by shingaling
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fiberglass wick for Heineken Pot
Replies: 14
Views: 5360

Re: Fiberglass wick for Heineken Pot

Why are folks out there wrapping their pots?
Yep, good question. Perhaps we need a thread discussing how people have improvised handles, bale handles, pot grabbers, pot suspenders, etc. With lots of pics!
by shingaling
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fiberglass wick for Heineken Pot
Replies: 14
Views: 5360

Re: Fiberglass wick for Heineken Pot

I haven't used fiberglass twine, but I can picture it being difficult to wind tightly around the pot. Wouldn't it become frayed after a while? I bought a large piece of silica (not fiberglass) cloth at the thrift store once. I think the insulating properties of that stuff is probably way better than...
by shingaling
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wishing everyone a
Replies: 4
Views: 2133

Re: wishing everyone a

Had a great Easter, and I hope everyone else did as well.

When I was a kid, 'Easter grass' for the basket was plastic junk. Nowadays it's shredded paper. Good fire starter.
by shingaling
Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Small double walled burner experiments
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Re: Small double walled burner experiments

You did a really nice job of cutting the slots and triangle holes. I should have bought stock in a company that makes cut off wheels before starting all of this. Large ones (4 1/2") hold up well, but can't be used for the small jobs and the inside cutting, so you have to go with the Dremel. Luckily...
by shingaling
Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Small double walled burner experiments
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Re: Small double walled burner experiments

Stove #2 This was made from a double walled ss mug. If you go this route, try to find a mug with straight sides. This one tapers enough that I was worried about its stability, so I added the al base. Also, the interior, firebucket cup tapers even more, which may cause ash to settle down in such a wa...
by shingaling
Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Small double walled burner experiments
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Small double walled burner experiments

After building my double walled ice bucket stove and having fun with it, I began searching for smaller stainless firebucket materials at the thrift store. My goal was initially to find a double wall mug to experiment with, but then I reasoned that only the firebucket need be stainless, and that othe...
by shingaling
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Stove made from mug
Replies: 11
Views: 4078

Re: Stove made from mug

I got a Starbuck's mug the other day for $1.50..that had three Via packs out of 6 in compartments around the base... I HAVE that mug, and I'd REALLY love to cut it up because the inner portion is just about the right size to fit into a pop can sleeve. I wanted to make a DIY Beaner style double wall...