pre-heating stand for a penny stove

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hiflyer
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pre-heating stand for a penny stove

Postby hiflyer » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:50 pm

so I am playing with penny stoves - specifically the "Greg Vaillancourt" tri-paired penny.

I was having a hard time getting it to prime, but i think I have the answer.

I built my base a bit taller, and cut out 3 sections of it, leaving small tabs to support the stove.

It only takes 5-6 drops of fuel in the base to heat the stove & it's off like a rocket!

The last test I did was with 1 3/4oz of Methanol and 2 cups of 70 degree water in the Heineken pot with a hardcloth stand. It boiled in 5:30 and kept on boiling for another 5 minutes.

I still need to do some simmmer tests.

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Re: pre-heating stand for a penny stove

Postby zelph » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:43 pm

hiflyer wrote:so I am playing with penny stoves - specifically the "Greg Vaillancourt" tri-paired penny.

I was having a hard time getting it to prime, but i think I have the answer.

I built my base a bit taller, and cut out 3 sections of it, leaving small tabs to support the stove.

It only takes 5-6 drops of fuel in the base to heat the stove & it's off like a rocket!

The last test I did was with 1 3/4oz of Methanol and 2 cups of 70 degree water in the Heineken pot with a hardcloth stand. It boiled in 5:30 and kept on boiling for another 5 minutes.

I still need to do some simmmer tests.

Pics are attached, comments welcomed, youtube is processing the video.


Looks good hiflyer. The primer pan will keep it off the cold ground or snow. I like the air gap under the stove. Air between the burner bottom and cold surface is GOOD. Well done!!!

Here is a link for plans and photos of the stove. Take everything this guy says with a grain of salt ;) : http://www.csun.edu/~mjurey/stoveinstruct.html
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

hiflyer
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Re: pre-heating stand for a penny stove

Postby hiflyer » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:20 pm

oh yeah, that's where I saw the stove plans originally.
and i take what everyone says with a grain of salt :ugeek:

In case it matters, I'm already at 3 441 feet ;)

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Re: pre-heating stand for a penny stove

Postby zelph » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:08 am

hiflyer wrote:oh yeah, that's where I saw the stove plans originally.
and i take what everyone says with a grain of salt :ugeek:

In case it matters, I'm already at 3 441 feet ;)


Where you located in Canada that is that high? I've fished Manitoba and Ontario and don't think there are places that high :)
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: pre-heating stand for a penny stove

Postby hiflyer » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:29 am

Go West, son, Go West

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Re: pre-heating stand for a penny stove

Postby zelph » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:13 pm

hiflyer wrote:Go West, son, Go West


I went west and had to stop at the coast. Must be British Columbia
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/


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