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Re: Stainless stove problem

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:28 pm
by steamjam
zelph wrote:Nice! Looks like it's made well. Is it your first attempt using the aluminum water bottle?

How does it react when you put a pot of cold water on it? Flames go out?
No. there were several other attempts before this one. This particular design works too well and I had to put it away because it works best with a 8 inch or better cast iron skillet because of the overall diameter of the flame pattern. I've placed a Swedish Mess kit billy-Pot full of 46 Degree water on it and it just roars away, but doesn't boil the water any quicker then the army Svea stove that comes with the Swedish mess kit, yet consumes fuel at a much higher rate.

The best alcohol stove idea I've tried so far is the Monster Energy drink can stove. Self priming in about 1 -1.5 minutes and can be used with a US army canteen cup and stove.
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Re: Stainless stove problem

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:22 am
by steamjam
Here's that water bottle stove with a Coleman Peak pot on it.

Re: Stainless stove problem

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:21 pm
by zelph
Nice flame pattern. Does it get any bigger. Does a cold pot of water make the flames get really small when the pot is placed on it?

I think stoves that have jets look cool!!!

Re: Stainless stove problem

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:36 pm
by steamjam
zelph wrote:Nice flame pattern. Does it get any bigger. Does a cold pot of water make the flames get really small when the pot is placed on it?

I think stoves that have jets look cool!!!
I can put a pot full of 46 degree water on it and it just roars away just as pictured. It may weaken the flame for a moment or two.. I haven't noticed.

Re: Stainless stove problem

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:10 pm
by zelph
It seems to be working very well. You got a winner stove there. Nice flame pattern.

How much does it weigh without fuel?

Re: Stainless stove problem

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:47 am
by steamjam
zelph wrote:It seems to be working very well. You got a winner stove there. Nice flame pattern.

How much does it weigh without fuel?
It weighs about as much as an two empty soda cans. The reason why I no longer use it is because of fuel consumption. This stove is an alcoholic. It goes through alot more fuel to do the same thing the before mentioned Monster Energy drink can stove does in the same amount of time.

Re: Stainless stove problem

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:42 pm
by zelph
This stove is an alcoholic. It goes through alot more fuel to do the same thing the before mentioned Monster Energy drink can stove does in the same amount of time.steamjam
I can relate to that! I had a few of those also. :D It's interesting how we go through a learning curve to get to a viable stove. ;)