Wicking around on the porch

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Wicking around on the porch

Postby MMACH 5 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:29 pm

Due to my misunderstanding of how to construct a Zelph's Super Stove, I accidentally came up with this stove.

It's the fastest to boil (4:15 with 1.2q Imusa mug) of any of my stoves. And it is also the most efficient one I have with the Foster Pot.

The inner ring is the middle section of an aluminum spray bottle from The Container Store, (I used the top and bottom to make a side burner, so it was just sitting around).
The outer cup is the bottom of a large R134a can.
I used some 1/4 inch fiberglass rope that was sitting around my shop.

My only issue with it is the weight - I don't have an exact measurement but it is definitely the heaviest "ultralight" I have.

I tried to reproduce it in a lighter form with a Venom can and Glade Air Freshener can. Unfortunately, it burned too hot and became a spitter. I'm not sure if it was because the gap was too big, between the cans or the thinner aluminum just transferred too much heat back to the fuel.
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Top view of pieces.
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Side.
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Assembled.
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Flame detail.
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With the Foster Pot.

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Re: Wicking around on the porch

Postby zelph » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:03 pm

Welcome to bplite :D

I just love it when someone accidentally comes up with a stove. :D So cool when parts come together and voila!!! a stove is born 8-)

The stove that was a spitter may have had too much fuel :?

Heavy is in the eyes of the beholder ;) In the eyes of a minimalist :o

A Venom bottle and a Budlite bottle make a good pair to create a Super Stove. "Knotty" came up with that pair.

Now you have to boil water for 4 servings of Ramen Noodles to call it an official stove :mrgreen:

Nice Avatar, reminds me of the Sinclair gasoline logo.
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Re: Wicking around on the porch

Postby Vibe » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:05 pm

I think Sinclair was the green dinosaur - I thought is was Mobil or Esso that had the flying horse.
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Re: Wicking around on the porch

Postby zelph » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:14 pm

Vibe wrote:I think Sinclair was the green dinosaur - I thought is was Mobil or Esso that had the flying horse.


You are correct :D

http://www.google.com/search?q=sinclair ... 59&bih=819

http://www.google.com/search?q=mobil+lo ... 59&bih=819

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Re: Wicking around on the porch

Postby MMACH 5 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:27 pm

The tallest building in Dallas, used to be the Magnolia Petroleum Building and had the famous neon red Pegasus perched a the top. When Magnolia merged with Mobil Oil, in the 50s, the Pegasus became the official symbol for Mobil Oil (my grandfather was a neon sign maker and I remember watching him work on a smaller version for the corner Mobil station). The building is still here, but it houses the Magnolia Hotel.

The city somewhat embraced the Pegasus and has used it as a symbol, here and there. One of those uses was on bicycle route signs, back in the 70s. The bicycling Pegasus looked just like my avatar, except that it was blue, in a white oval. I wanted it to look more like the Mobil symbol, so I just redrew it and colored it red with a blue frame.

That concludes our history lesson for today. :)

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Re: Wicking around on the porch

Postby zelph » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:53 pm

That concludes our history lesson for today. :D


A very nice conclusion, thank you for the history behind your version. I like your better than the bike path one ;)

Are you going to continue wicking around or will you go "wood" stove? :o
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Re: Wicking around on the porch

Postby MMACH 5 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:09 pm

I'm probably not going to switch over to a wood burner any time soon (never say never).

Most of Texas stays under a burn ban for about ten months out of the year.

But even more-so is that I love cooking with alcohol. I carried a Coleman F1 until about a year ago, when a buddy showed up at a campout with a Trangia stove. I made my first soda-can stove a few days later and was hooked.

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Re: Wicking around on the porch

Postby realityguy » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:02 pm

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Re: Wicking around on the porch

Postby zelph » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:20 pm

realityguy wrote:Image


That's the one I remember................which one put a tiger in your tank?
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Re: Wicking around on the porch

Postby MMACH 5 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:06 pm

The tiger was Exxon. Although, they are now part of the ExxonMobile conglomerate. :)


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