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by cruiser
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tentkoba Capillary hoop stove...
Replies: 5
Views: 5427

Re: Tentkoba Capillary hoop stove...

I might be wrong but I honestly don't think this stove is an example of capillary action. Capillary action happens without (and even against) outside impetus or force. In the case of this design, it appears nothing is being drawn up until you turn on the heat. I think it is more likely an example of...
by cruiser
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Windscreen Pot Support
Replies: 53
Views: 20227

Re: Windscreen Pot Support

There is a lot of neat stuff going on here. Maybe I am focusing on the wrong aspect of this but I REALLY like the idea of what appears to be virtually an integrated pot/windscreen, where the pot never needs to be removed except maybe for cleaning. The square design really seems to facilitate this .....
by cruiser
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Whirlwind Windscreen
Replies: 30
Views: 13510

Re: Whirlwind Windscreen

I will be excited to see what you come up with.

I like the idea of a windscreen designed specifically for the Starlyte. The Caldera cone is a nice stable system but it has its weak points; lots of assembly required and a closure that becomes finicky after repeated use to name just a few.

Good Luck!
by cruiser
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove
Replies: 134
Views: 66865

Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

I popped over here after you made a mention of this modification on another thread. I really like that you are constantly fiddling and trying to improve your designs ... but (without intending offense) this simmer-option doesn't seem as "elegant" as some of your solutions/evolutions. It is your faul...
by cruiser
Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Whirlwind Windscreen
Replies: 30
Views: 13510

Re: Whirlwind Windscreen

Interesting. So basically you want to use the swirling laminar flow of the entering air to contain and stabilize your flame? But I would think there is still a trade off with regards to oxygen availability even with the short height ... essentially the swirling laminar flow that grants you the stabi...
by cruiser
Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Whirlwind Windscreen
Replies: 30
Views: 13510

Re: Whirlwind Windscreen

I was bored and so I started reading more and more and more about spinning and combustion, because the idea improving the fuel-oxygen mix seems interesting and possibly beneficial to combustion efficiency ... plus I am not hiking so I need something to occupy my time. After a bunch of bopping around...
by cruiser
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Whirlwind Windscreen
Replies: 30
Views: 13510

Re: Whirlwind Windscreen

The more I look at this the more it reminds me of an old video I saw on the fire vortex effect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhoUXRRfwDA
by cruiser
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Whirlwind Windscreen
Replies: 30
Views: 13510

Re: Whirlwind Windscreen

LOL. That has the makings of a fine quote:

"My mind would be full of great ideas, if all my great ideas would stop distracting me." -Zelph
by cruiser
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Whirlwind Windscreen
Replies: 30
Views: 13510

Re: Whirlwind Windscreen

Hello everyone. Glad to be back after a long hike this summer. Catching up on my reading. Dan, this is cool. It reminds me of "low-swirl combustion", although that involves premixed fuel and oxygen. In the case of low-swirl, the turbulence improves the efficiency, permits leaner fuel mixes and stabi...
by cruiser
Sat May 11, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: Humidity and Stove Testing
Replies: 6
Views: 8819

Re: Humidity and Stove Testing

Wow. Great explanation. I too previously assumed it was about water being absorbed into the hydrophilic fuel. I would not have guessed it could be about levels of oxygen available for combustion.

I nominate you for honorary PHD.