I.V. Stove

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Re: I.V. Stove

Post by samh » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:45 pm

I posted this comment on Dana's Flickr page but it's worth repeating here:

The best part of you building this stove was getting to drink that Old Mil and High Life at like ten in the morning.

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Re: I.V. Stove

Post by dlarson » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:43 am

DarenN wrote:i hooked this up to a plastic water bottle with the cap modified to allow for an air-lock free fuel feed. this is still way over built. heavey and bulky. but i've proved the tech. (50 minutes now)

edit: 75 minutes till the fuel ran out.
by very careful fuel feed control i was able to attain a simmer just by limiting the drip rate.
That sounds very promising Darren!
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Re: I.V. Stove

Post by zelph » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:06 pm

Daren, nice experiment and interesting results. Thanks for following up on that.
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Re: I.V. Stove

Post by DarenN » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:35 pm

something that i failed to mention, and still amazes me, is how very little fuel needs to be in the burner to maintain full burn. the bottom of the can not even covered, just a little bit in the grooves around the outside.

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Re: I.V. Stove

Post by zelph » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:06 pm

I.V. tubes have a drip valve, use one of those. They should be easily attainable. What do think?

A flex tube with a metal tube on the end that would be inserted into the stove and the drip fuel feed turned on. wow, sounds workable.
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Re: I.V. Stove

Post by DarenN » Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:13 pm

zelph wrote:I.V. tubes have a drip valve, use one of those. They should be easily attainable. What do think?

A flex tube with a metal tube on the end that would be inserted into the stove and the drip fuel feed turned on. wow, sounds workable.
that's exactly the direction i've been thinking in. i haven't run across a source yet.

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Re: I.V. Stove

Post by DarenN » Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:53 pm

here's some pics of the BS system i put together just to see if it would work.

the burner and control valve:
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fuel bottle. this pic clearly shows how i went about eliminating the 'air-lock' problem:
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Re: I.V. Stove

Post by irrationalsolutions » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:02 pm

it looks like you are heading in a good direction. i've been watching the thread to see the progress and it looks good.
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Re: I.V. Stove

Post by DaddyMnM » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:20 am

That picture of Daren's is very much what I visualized in reading his original description. Very neat. So, I was wondering, Why not put an aquarium valve on the air inlet to the bottle rather than on the fuel outlet? Could you make the air lock work to your advantage to achieve the desired result?

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Re: I.V. Stove

Post by DarenN » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:31 am

DaddyMnM wrote:That picture of Daren's is very much what I visualized in reading his original description. Very neat. So, I was wondering, Why not put an aquarium valve on the air inlet to the bottle rather than on the fuel outlet? Could you make the air lock work to your advantage to achieve the desired result?
i don't know, but i'll try it later today. however, it seems to me that it would be better to control flow rate directly rather than in-directly. i've got the day off and had plans to stop by an aquariun shop and look for some valves and tubing.

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