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Re: IBMUS Proto

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:35 am
by zelph
Burner is one piece. It separates the cinnamon rolls from the icing packet.


The angled section on the burner worked out nice for the different placement of jets to focus into the center of stove.(nice change)

Looking forward to seeing how it burns with a pot on top. the final moment we've been waiting for, tension is building, hard to controll the anxiety :mrgreen: Anxiously awaiting the results!!!!

Re: IBMUS Proto

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:02 pm
by CajunHiker
Thanks Zelph. I also had an issue trying to get it started. I had to prime a couple of times to get enough heat to get a bloom. This is probably because the stove isn't completely full at 2 oz. Plus, I've still got a full wine cork in it to help seal the cap, so trimming that may give me 3 oz capacity.

Re: IBMUS Proto

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:15 pm
by zelph
CajunHiker wrote:Thanks Zelph. I also had an issue trying to get it started. I had to prime a couple of times to get enough heat to get a bloom. This is probably because the stove isn't completely full at 2 oz. Plus, I've still got a full wine cork in it to help seal the cap, so trimming that may give me 3 oz capacity.


It should bloom alot faster with 1oz of fuel. The less fuel the faster the bloom.

I like your avatar. Are you a scout leader?

Re: IBMUS Proto

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:23 pm
by CajunHiker
Less fuel is faster? Seems like I'm always adding more. I wonder if it's got to do with the type of burner.
Currently Webelos Asst. leader. Crossing over to Boy Scouts in a couple of weeks.

Re: IBMUS Proto

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:52 pm
by zelph
CajunHiker wrote:Less fuel is faster? Seems like I'm always adding more. I wonder if it's got to do with the type of burner.
Currently Webelos Asst. leader. Crossing over to Boy Scouts in a couple of weeks.


1 ounce will start to vaporize faster than 2oz. What are you using to prime it. How have you stabilized the stove?

Prime it at the narrow neck where the fuel sits when using the 1 ounce. The bottle material is thick and you have alot of it. The material up above the fuel line wants to transmit heat away from the fuel so longer to bloom.

Re: IBMUS Proto

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:05 pm
by CajunHiker
I was just adding some fuel to the burner top to heat it up for priming. Are you suggesting an exterior wrap? I can't find any suitable wick material locally, I may try a pipe cleaner.
Have not stabilized the stove yet. Didn't want to spend too much time on that until I was sure about the burn pattern & boil times. I'm thinking of using fishing leader wire/cable for the hanging setup.

Re: IBMUS Proto

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:17 pm
by zelph
CajunHiker wrote:I was just adding some fuel to the burner top to heat it up for priming. Are you suggesting an exterior wrap? I can't find any suitable wick material locally, I may try a pipe cleaner.
Have not stabilized the stove yet. Didn't want to spend too much time on that until I was sure about the burn pattern & boil times. I'm thinking of using fishing leader wire/cable for the hanging setup.


Stabilize it first!!!! If you were to tip it over with 3 oz fuel that would scare me :mrgreen:

Use a small jar lid to put under your stove as a primer pan. Use an exterior wrap if you have some. Pipe cleaner will be consumed at first try. :o

How will it be able to hang with a pot on top? If it is supported by 2 places it will be tippy. If supported by 3 places it will be hard to get the pot in and out.

Re: IBMUS Proto

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:16 pm
by CajunHiker
zelph wrote:Stabilize it first!!!! If you were to tip it over with 3 oz fuel that would scare me :mrgreen:
Don't worry, I'll have it sturdy before I put a pot on it.
zelph wrote:Use a small jar lid to put under your stove as a primer pan. Use an exterior wrap if you have some. Pipe cleaner will be consumed at first try. :o
I'm skiddish (sorry skids) about priming from a pan. I already had an incident in the early trials where the where the seal in the cap melted. :o I used a pipe cleaner for the wick in my "003.5" stove and it did okay, not great, but okay.
zelph wrote:How will it be able to hang with a pot on top? If it is supported by 2 places it will be tippy. If supported by 3 places it will be hard to get the pot in and out.
Com'on Zelph, don't bog me down with details. ;) I'm planning on using a large key ring, to which three cables will be attached. The key ring will then slip over the bottleneck. I'll probably also need some attachment points somewhere on the upper portion of the stove. The Heine can fits well on the stove (same as White box) and I'm hoping the weight of the pot will provide enough tension to securely wrap the cables around the pot. We'll see.

Re: IBMUS Proto

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:23 pm
by zelph
Oops, I forgot about the cap seal :oops:

You will be the first to have a hanging stove!!!! Keep us informed :D