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by Mister Krabs
Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Coffee Jug Stove
Replies: 15
Views: 8130

Re: Coffee Jug Stove

Efficiency is bedeviling me tonight. Ridgerunner, you're right it is going through fuel quickly. It won't boil on less than 24mls, though it's doing that in just over 5 minutes with a 30 sec warmup. I think that while the fuel is liquid it is being pulled along the outside by capillary action, it do...
by Mister Krabs
Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: Paintpot Pot
Replies: 61
Views: 25936

Re: Paintpot Pot

I definitely prefer a bail, one that can be made to stand up straight over the pot without flipping down. I like copper picture hanging wire. It conducts heat well, but also cools fast. I can lift a boiling pot with one with my bare fingers.
by Mister Krabs
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Coffee Jug Stove
Replies: 15
Views: 8130

Re: Coffee Jug Stove

Enter it in our Stove Of The Month Club thread.
Done! Thanks! And VOTE FOR PEDRO!

umm, I mean, ME! :D :D
by Mister Krabs
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Stove Of The Month Club
Topic: Mr Krabs' Coffee Jug Stove for August voting
Replies: 3
Views: 3482

Mr Krabs' Coffee Jug Stove for August voting

The Coffee Jug Stove was designed following the KISS principle for an easy to make one piece stove to fit a heine pot and boil water. My goals were to: Integrate the stand Make it fit a heine pot Use the least number of components, keeping it light and simple Eliminate accessory priming devices like...
by Mister Krabs
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Coffee Jug Stove
Replies: 15
Views: 8130

Re: Coffee Jug Stove

That's towards the beginning, about a minute into it. it burns like that until the very end when it begins to concentrate toward the holes when there is no liquid fuel left. I made another one tonight, it worked the same. The flames seem to follow the curve of the neck, is laminar flow the right phr...
by Mister Krabs
Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Coffee Jug Stove
Replies: 15
Views: 8130

Re: Coffee Jug Stove

Thanks for the compliments, I was very happy with how nicely it burned, it seemed very efficient. I was expecting it to bloom out the 4 holes, but it never did, just kept that nice mellow ring of fire. I'll test it with 1/2 oz to see if I can get it to boil. I like it because it's almost as easy to ...
by Mister Krabs
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Coffee Jug Stove
Replies: 15
Views: 8130

Re: Coffee Jug Stove

Ridgerunner, Yes, the top can pull out of the bottom. It's press fit in there, and I went for ease of construction rather than tightness. If I made it hard to pull out, it would have been hard to put together too. As it is, I cut the coffee can right at the shoulder. I could have used some sidewall ...
by Mister Krabs
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Coffee Jug Stove
Replies: 15
Views: 8130

Re: Coffee Jug Stove

Thanks folks, I can't figure out how exactly it works, it seems to have more pressure than the supercat, but less than a stove with smaller jets like the grinch stove. The burn pattern is very round, not jetted at all until the very end of the burn. At first I thought that was because I put alcohol ...
by Mister Krabs
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Coffee Jug Stove
Replies: 15
Views: 8130

Coffee Jug Stove

Hi folks, I had to sign up to show off my new stove, make from a can I'm calling a coffee jug. Found the can from Caribou Coffee, kind of like a regular 12oz beverage can with a screw on top. http://www.bandddesigns.com/energy/arch/Caribou%20Coffee%20Regular%20Iced%20Energy%20Drink.jpg Here's the st...