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by WanderingStovie
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 21716

Re: Tornado Cat

Jim Wood's Super Cat will boil 2 cups in 4 minutes if I remember the results when I test his design. The thing I didn't like about the design was the stove would stick to the bottom of my pot due to alcohol collecting on the bottom of the pot and causing a "seal" around the top lip of the stove. On...
by WanderingStovie
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 21716

Re: Tornado Cat

There is no spitting that I can see. I would expect yellow sparkles if it was spitting, but I see nice blue flames coming from the jets. I really did not expect any spitting, since the diameter of the 9 jets is less than a millimeter. There were yellow flames coming out the 27 three sixteenth inch h...
by WanderingStovie
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 21716

Re: Tornado Cat

A steel can will take longer to get you inner jets into bloom. The Underwood deviled ham can is made from steel, and so is the Ocean Spray cranberry sauce can that replaces it. With the taller steel can, I was able to use nearly the entire height of the cat food / potted meat can as the inner wall,...
by WanderingStovie
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 21716

Re: Tornado Cat

http://www.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index.php/Attachment/3147-Tornado-Cat013-jpg/ Here is the fourth version of my Tornado Cat alcohol burner. I use an 8 ounce steel can of Ocean Spray cranberry sauce. It is taller, the bottom is flatter, and it rests on a wider base (the bottom rim). The extra hei...
by WanderingStovie
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 21716

Re: Tornado Cat

I carefully reread Jim Wood's recipe for the Simmer Cat. That confirmed my suspicion that the holes were too close to the top edge of the burner. I built a new Tornado Cat with 15 holes 1/4" in diameter, with the top edge of the holes 3/8" down from the top edge of the stove, to match the Simmer Cat...
by WanderingStovie
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 21716

Re: Tornado Cat

I watched you pour fuel into the center of the GoTo and light it. When you took the pot off, fuel was burning on the bottom of the pot. I am guessing you probably notch the top of the pot support for the GoTo as well. Sorry if I am being a pain. And condensed fuel is not the only liquid that can for...
by WanderingStovie
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 21716

Re: Tornado Cat

So what keeps your stoves with the inner cylindrical pot support from doing the same thing?
by WanderingStovie
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 21716

Re: Tornado Cat

The Super Cat has two rows of holes, so it is much easier for oxygen to get in, but when it is hot enough, flames come out both rows. The Simmer Cat has one row of holes. I suspect the holes on my stove are too close to the top edge, and there is not enough thermal feedback, and the fuel vaporizes t...
by WanderingStovie
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 21716

Re: Tornado Cat



I made a short video of lighting my Tornado Cat, using it with my tripod stand, and using it like a simmer cat. I have some work to do if I want to use it like a Simmer Cat, as seen in the second half of the video.
by WanderingStovie
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 21716

Re: Tornado Cat

The Tornado Cat alcohol burner described above is my second attempt at making this type of burner. The first version used the entire height of the cat food can, with a large hole cut in the bottom and four slots filed around the bottom corner. There were only 9 air holes 3/16" in diameter. The capil...