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by steamjam
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: recent discovery... :)
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: recent discovery... :)

zelph wrote:Ok, so the burner/stove does not over heat and become radical due to radiant heat inside while waiting for 2 cups of water to boil?
I liken it to more a runnaway fire that feeds off it's own heat and becomes hard if not impossible to control. Like an andomeda effect
by steamjam
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: ramble about jets and potstands
Replies: 53
Views: 32509

Re: ramble about jets and potstands

At some point in time they were making aluminum electrical wire......but it didn't take too many years to find out there was a corrosion problem occuring where there were mechanical conections. Aluminum wire came to a halt :roll: Oh you mean the "Prince of Darkness" Lucas Electrics?..:-D Or worse y...
by steamjam
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired
Replies: 18
Views: 5021

Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Is the MICKEY the one being steam cleaned? Is steam injected first to heat the tubes to cause a draft initially and then the oil fired up and the once going a natural unaided draft occurs? yes its a Mikado type steamer... called "mickey's" No. Steam is injected into the smoke box after you have boi...
by steamjam
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: recent discovery... :)
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: recent discovery... :)

I like the flames, call me "moth" :mrgreen: What happens to the flames when you put the volcano cup onto the pot support? It doesn't do anything different then having the water bottle in it. The flames start to peek out of the vent holes at the top of the stove stand. I should have taken a pic of t...
by steamjam
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: recent discovery... :)
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: recent discovery... :)

Goofing off at work again

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by steamjam
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: recent discovery... :)
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: recent discovery... :)

Steamjam, you have a good surplus store. Our local Army Surplus never carry foreign product :x I used an alcohol burner in mine and it worked well. Stumpjumper uses his as a wood burner :o and oops56 has set his up with a Borde Bomb for the ultimate companion ;) Coolio. I'm also swapping out the wa...
by steamjam
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: ramble about jets and potstands
Replies: 53
Views: 32509

Re: ramble about jets and potstands

That's an interesting observation....hmmmm, I thought aluminum had better transmission than copper. One thing that I have noticed on many videos is the person doing the test has to blow air at the stove to make the central column of flame so as to have it reach over the lip of the stove and down to...
by steamjam
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired
Replies: 18
Views: 5021

Re: Locomotive Steam Engine Wood Fired

Is the MICKEY the one being steam cleaned? Is steam injected first to heat the tubes to cause a draft initially and then the oil fired up and the once going a natural unaided draft occurs? yes its a Mikado type steamer... called "mickey's" No. Steam is injected into the smoke box after you have boi...
by steamjam
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: recent discovery... :)
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: recent discovery... :)

It's amazing how the chimney effect speeds up a fire/boil in the Swiss volcano pot support. Does a train firebox have natural draft going through the pipes when you first light it up? $10.00 bucks is a good deal for the equipment you get with the stove. Nice impulse purchase :D I'm not very impress...
by steamjam
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: recent discovery... :)
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

recent discovery... :)

I went and impulse bought a 10.00 dollar swiss volcano stove over at my local surplus store this morning. http://oi50.tinypic.com/sbhir8.jpg Took it home, snapped this pic, filled the water bottle with water and used my trusty Monster energy drink can stove.. Discovered why they are called "Volcano"...