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by cruiser
Sat May 04, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Caldera Cone Foster's pot StarLyte Burner
Replies: 5
Views: 4107

Re: Caldera Cone Foster's pot StarLyte Burner

I have been dutifully devouring the BPlite archives and I just recently read about a little disc capillary force vaporizer stove that needed to be propped up to allow sufficient air to be drawn up and around the sides for good fuel/air mix and combustion. That "under" void space was critical to get ...
by cruiser
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Stove Testing and Reviews
Topic: Caldera Cone Testing
Replies: 32
Views: 25988

Re: Caldera Cone Testing

I included a picture of my set-up to save you time google searching. (I removed the background because it was easier than cleaning-up the garage.) TT sidewinder.jpg I have not trouble with the stiffness of the joining mechanism ... unless you count it wanting to cut me to death as it comes out of my...
by cruiser
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Stove Testing and Reviews
Topic: Caldera Cone Testing
Replies: 32
Views: 25988

Re: Caldera Cone Testing

Here comes more information than you could ever possibly need: My stove, since birth, has been used exclusively with a Ti-Tri sidewinder with a tall narrow pot ... an MLD 850. I use tent stakes as per TD design and I prop my stove up on the honeycomb mesh that comes with the inferno thing-a-ma-jig. ...
by cruiser
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Stove Testing and Reviews
Topic: Caldera Cone Testing
Replies: 32
Views: 25988

Re: Caldera Cone Testing

So the drafting keeps the bottom of the cone and the stove cool? So why does a ground reflector up the efficiency ante ... or have those results been greatly exaggerated? I take your point and I guess I should have turned to the direct evidence at hand. I have a Starlyte that has been used and abuse...
by cruiser
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Stove Testing and Reviews
Topic: Caldera Cone Testing
Replies: 32
Views: 25988

Caldera Cone conundrum

I am new to the site. I am taking my time. I am reading. I am learning. I am allowing it all to soak in. But now ... I have crossed some strange line and become confused all over again. This was much easier when I knew nothing. My present conundrum ... why does the Starlyte stove work well with a Ca...
by cruiser
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: The "GEEK' Alcohol Stove
Replies: 17
Views: 10412

Re: The "GEEK' Alcohol Stove

Mmmm ... I hate to disagree with a living legend, but I think you need to boil water with it. Then call it a stove. I can put a pot stand on an apple. Still just an apple. LOL. I have some material associated with this coming sometime this week and I've been doing a bunch of research. I don't know w...
by cruiser
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Oops56 Creations and Things
Topic: Entry For March
Replies: 13
Views: 12976

I got an "F" in Chemistry

I know zelph is out walking around but figured I'd post this question as it was burning a hole in my brain. As I am reading about methanol and platinum catalysis I am finding myself surprised by how many things (including various metals) can react with methanol and ethanol at temperatures as low as ...
by cruiser
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Oops56 Creations and Things
Topic: Entry For March
Replies: 13
Views: 12976

Re: Entry For March

Thanks Ridgerunner ... for the welcome and the info.
I saw his "out of office" on his forum after I posted this reply.

Cheers.
by cruiser
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Oops56 Creations and Things
Topic: Entry For March
Replies: 13
Views: 12976

Re: Entry For March

Zelph, I followed your reference to this site, and found your posting here. I hope you don't mind. I am fascinated by this reaction. I have a few things coming in the mail in the next 2 weeks for playtime ... I mean SCIENCE!!!! 600 degrees on the old ceramic wick-ends? No kidding? Did you do any tes...