Look what I found, now what can I do with it?

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BackpackerGuy
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Look what I found, now what can I do with it?

Postby BackpackerGuy » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:33 am

I found this small cup at Goodwill today.
Looks like silver-plated brass,,,, a kids 1st ''Sippy-cup".

Dimensions:
2 1/2 " high
2 5/8" across outside top
2 3/8" across inside top
1 9/16" across flat bottom
Capacity: 4 oz.
Weight: sorry I dont have that info...not a gram weenie yet.
It is light enough for me to carry, if it works out.

Here's the question:
Would it make a real nice stove? And if so, which kind would be the best to make from it?
It's the only one I have, and I paid a quarter for it.
Don't have a lot invested obviously, but I bought it for the potential.
It's a "one shot, one kill" project, so I want to do it right.

It 'cups' the bottom of my Heinie (pot :D ) really nicely, and can store inside it (minus the handle).
I'm thinking it may make a great sturdy sideburner....?
Suggestions?
What would you do with it if you had it to work with?

Thanks in advance!

BackpackerGuy

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Re: Look what I found, now what can I do with it?

Postby oops56 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:46 am

Well for a hennie can it will have to hit the bottom and some one the side be a little hard to do but for a pot make it like a super cat stove. someone else jump in.Or just use the cup for espresso coffee
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Re: Look what I found, now what can I do with it?

Postby zelph » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:47 pm

I don't think it would make a good side burner because heat transfer would be too slow to keep the jets going.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Look what I found, now what can I do with it?

Postby BackpackerGuy » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:21 pm

...if it was made into a supercat, what hole configuration would you think would be best?

2 rows?
Hole size?
distance apart / distance from top?

Thanks

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Re: Look what I found, now what can I do with it?

Postby oops56 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:22 pm

BackpackerGuy wrote:...if it was made into a supercat, what hole configuration would you think would be best?

2 rows?
Hole size?
distance apart / distance from top?

Thanks

I get back to you in a little bit on how i make mine best thing to do first get a can same size work that first to get it right
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Re: Look what I found, now what can I do with it?

Postby zelph » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:55 pm

BackpackerGuy wrote:...if it was made into a supercat, what hole configuration would you think would be best?

2 rows?
Hole size?
distance apart / distance from top?

Thanks


Put 1 ounce of water in the cup and make a mark 1/4 inch above the line of water. That will be a good place for the bottom of 1/4 inch holes to be placed. Use same placement as supercat around the cup. The more holes you have the better it will heat up and start the jets to be fired up and kept going.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Look what I found, now what can I do with it?

Postby oops56 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:26 am

Well lets see if i can get this right. The left one is 2 in. tall 1/4 in. holes up from bottom 8 holes then from top down 1/2 in. 8 holes between the bottom ones.
The one in middle fancy fest can.5/8 from bottom 1/8 holes 16 top holes 1/8 and ever other one 1/4.
the right was just mix and match it work ok.
Now you can put a round wick in the bottom that work also to get it to fire up put pot on cover under for a prime or a wick along side it the start up faster this way
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