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by churro
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Coil stoves? I'm inspired, but cautious.
Replies: 31
Views: 16133

Re: Coil stoves? I'm inspired, but cautious.

Does anybody out there have a link to a "fail" video? I'm not trying to be macabre, just curious what a catastrophic failure might look like so I can be safe abut testing.
by churro
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Coil stoves? I'm inspired, but cautious.
Replies: 31
Views: 16133

Re: Coil stoves? I'm inspired, but cautious.

I guess I'll have to dig out my kelly kettle. At the very least it will act as a protective barrier when I test my coil stove.
by churro
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74614

Re: Solar cooker

I have had my eye on that for years. They are kind of expensive, though, and at "only 22 pounds" it's a little surprising they are marketing it for backpacking. Still, folks who have one love it, and it does appear to be built to last. Definitely more stable and efficient than my panel coo...
by churro
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74614

Re: Solar cooker

I It would be nice if you could score the pad with a router that had a "V" cutter in it to relive the pressure at the scores when bent. 1/4" deep or so. I'm sure a lot of backpackers would "plan" their meals and water purification around the solar cooker. When you have it &...
by churro
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: The Boss-Coil Stove
Replies: 28
Views: 8596

Re: The Boss-Coil Stove

Thanks. Your video gave me some ideas about how to proceed safely with my own project.
by churro
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74614

Re: Solar cooker

I was thinking of getting a space blanket, some spray adhesive and a closed-cell foam camping pad. The configuration of the fun panel is such that it would sever nicely as a 3/4 mattress. There should be enough material in a full length pad. To ensure that it folds correctly, I ithought I'd try scor...
by churro
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: The Boss-Coil Stove
Replies: 28
Views: 8596

Re: The Boss-Coil Stove

Nice looking stove. I can't wait to see how it burns. Thanks for posting.
by churro
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74614

Re: Solar cooker

Either aluminum foil or mylar will work. The original plans I used called for foil glued on with white school glue, but I think spray adhesive would be easier to use. The mylar decals and aluminum tape I used were great, but expensive.
by churro
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Coil stoves? I'm inspired, but cautious.
Replies: 31
Views: 16133

Re: Coil stoves? I'm inspired, but cautious.

Thanks. I went ahead last night and made 3 coils from some copper pipe that was laying around. It might be too narrow, but It's what I had on hand. I filled the pipe with table salt, crimped the ends and wound it around some pvc. They came out nice. I don't like the idea of using a glass jar for the...
by churro
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Coil stoves? I'm inspired, but cautious.
Replies: 31
Views: 16133

Coil stoves? I'm inspired, but cautious.

I want to try making a coil stove. Anything I should know about safety issues? I searched like crazy, found lots of successful DIY coils stoves, but not much about the hazards. Figured I'd ask before I blow myself up. Thanks.

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