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by WanderingStovie
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 21713

Tornado Cat

http://www.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index.php/Attachment/3139-Tornado-Cat011-jpg/ Here is my Tornado Cat alcohol burner. I started with Jim Wood's Simmer Cat, added an inner wall with pressurized jets angled inward to produce a tornado-like flame (used by JSB, KMKMR22, LittleBitWorks, Tetkoba, and ...
by WanderingStovie
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Another Tornado Stove
Replies: 9
Views: 9485

Re: Another Tornado Stove

I tested my latest tornado stove some more tonight. Keeping the inner cylinder off the can bottom did not make it work any better when sitting on snow. The solution to that will be an integrated stand with three pieces that fold out to hold the pot and elevate the stove, and an optional thin flat ci...
by WanderingStovie
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: "Cobalt" beer bottle stove
Replies: 160
Views: 64051

Re: "Cobalt" beer bottle stove

I think you could make a mini cobalt using a 5 oz. Pure Silk shave cream container. The diameter would be 53 mm instead of 59 mm.
by WanderingStovie
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Another Tornado Stove
Replies: 9
Views: 9485

Re: Another Tornado Stove

I think the fiberglass wick you put in your cobalt would have to touch both walls - the inner wall for fast bloom, and the outer wall after the bloom, to cool both walls as fuel evaporates and keep the temperature at the base below the boiling point of the fuel. I think I will add a second capillary...
by WanderingStovie
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Another Tornado Stove
Replies: 9
Views: 9485

Re: Another Tornado Stove

Let me guess - a wick?
by WanderingStovie
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Another Tornado Stove
Replies: 9
Views: 9485

Re: Another Tornado Stove

My latest tornado stove did not work as well as I hoped. I set it down in a pile of plowed snow. I lit about half an ounce of alcohol in it. It melted a 3" deep hole in the snow, making its own windscreen. The jets did not form while it sat in the snow. I picked it up, and the jets formed after it g...
by WanderingStovie
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Another Tornado Stove
Replies: 9
Views: 9485

Another Tornado Stove

The JB Weld is drying on my latest tornado stove. I used pieces of two 12 fluid ounce aluminum soda cans and a 49 mm diameter aluminum spray bottle (from Dollar Tree), and two 1/8" eyelets. I cut a 33 mm long cylinder from the spray bottle. I cut 10 mm from the bottom of one can, removed the concave...
by WanderingStovie
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Capillary Flange Stove
Replies: 4
Views: 7691

Re: Capillary Flange Stove

Yes, sort of like wind. You only see the effects. A video would show the yellow sparkles of burning fuel mist, flames around the flange, and the changes in behavior of the flame at start up and burn out relative to the main burn. But you can see the dark stains on the stove where the fuel deposited ...
by WanderingStovie
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tripod Pot Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 13468

Re: Tripod Pot Stand

I was busy with R&D of my CFS. Now that I have a stove to test, I can try the stand. The CFS works OK in snow and ice, but since it melted the snow it was resting on, I want to try a test on dry wood. I will look for a suitable testing site and wait for low wind and no precipitation.
by WanderingStovie
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Capillary Flange Stove
Replies: 4
Views: 7691

Capillary Flange Stove

No tabs, no creases, no JB Weld, no 0.7 mm jet holes, no tornado - this is my latest capillary stove. The one unique feature is the flanged strip of aluminum that creates the capillary action. I guess I will call it a capillary flange stove, or CFS. I made it from a 12 fluid ounce aluminum soda can ...