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How to build a Grinch Stove - Revised

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:45 pm
by GrinchMT
Sorry about the prior videos. I have taken the build video and split it up into 3 parts to satisfy You Tubes limitations. Here they are...

Pert 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6xBpGIKaVQ
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aqnoUmvdPg
Part 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuCqOQtp6XY

Hope this helps. I will do a new burn video and other information in a few days that will help explain how the stove operates.

--GrinchMT

Re: How to build a Grinch Stove - Revised

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:18 pm
by oops56
GrinchMT wrote:Sorry about the prior videos. I have taken the build video and split it up into 3 parts to satisfy You Tubes limitations. Here they are...

Pert 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6xBpGIKaVQ
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aqnoUmvdPg
Part 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuCqOQtp6XY

Hope this helps. I will do a new burn video and other information in a few days that will help explain how the stove operates.

--GrinchMT
Now that real nice anybody can build that.I got spray cans that heavy alum. that work.Got some time test burn time boil time etc.

Re: How to build a Grinch Stove - Revised

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:52 pm
by GrinchMT
That was one of my goals... a solid stove that anyone can build, without the use of a lathe, or "hot roll crimps". If you look at the stove carefully, I think you will see there are a load of possibilities for improvement or enhancement. I have a couple of ideas already but I need some of that fiberglass wick... As much as I hate that stuff ;)

I'll post my goings-on with this thing as I work with it. I believe in sharing for the betterment of the community so i hope some good ideas are born from this stove.

--GrinchMT

Depending upon jet placement - 1 ounce fuel for 2 cups of 60 degree water to boil in a heiny pot are from between 5-6 1/2 minutes. Total burn time anywhere between 6/12 to 8 minutes. The stove burns hot and there are a few things I just learned about it today. I am going to post more burn tests this weekend after I have had a bit of time to play some more.

Re: How to build a Grinch Stove - Revised

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:32 pm
by oops56
GrinchMT wrote:That was one of my goals... a solid stove that anyone can build, without the use of a lathe, or "hot roll crimps". If you look at the stove carefully, I think you will see there are a load of possibilities for improvement or enhancement. I have a couple of ideas already but I need some of that fiberglass wick... As much as I hate that stuff ;)

I'll post my goings-on with this thing as I work with it. I believe in sharing for the betterment of the community so i hope some good ideas are born from this stove.

--GrinchMT

Depending upon jet placement - 1 ounce fuel for 2 cups of 60 degree water to boil in a heiny pot are from between 5-6 1/2 minutes. Total burn time anywhere between 6/12 to 8 minutes. The stove burns hot and there are a few things I just learned about it today. I am going to post more burn tests this weekend after I have had a bit of time to play some more.
Well if i warms up out so i can work in shop i do it. dam a storm coming for week end.

Re: How to build a Grinch Stove - Revised

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:32 pm
by Allen
Thanks GrinchMT,

Nice Videos!

I think stoves made from Aluminum bottles are the wave of the future.
Soda cans seem to be getting thinner and thinner.
Thinks for sharing!

Cheers!
Allen

Re: How to build a Grinch Stove - Revised

Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:38 am
by zelph
[quote="GrinchMT"] I think you will see there are a load of possibilities for improvement or enhancement. I have a couple of ideas already but I need some of that fiberglass wick... As much as I hate that stuff ;)

I'll post my goings-on with this thing as I work with it. I believe in sharing for the betterment of the community so i hope some good ideas are born from this stove.
--GrinchMTquote]

Fiberglass cloth/wick is is definately an enhancer material. It's spreading throughout the DIY'ers. Even that guy that makes pressurized pop can stoves has chosen to move towards the use of wickatized stoves.

We've learned alot from you in a short span of time, thanks alot for sharing. You've got some great ideas :D

Re: How to build a Grinch Stove - Revised

Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:24 pm
by Pure Mahem
Other sources out there for bottles right now are those collecable Mountain Dew aluminum bottles. Unfortunately I have to dump those when I use them too. Diabetes doesn't like either, lol! :mrgreen:

Re: How to build a Grinch Stove - Revised

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:40 am
by Mack
I'm new to this forum, so I'll just quickly introduce myself. I'm Mack and have been an avid CDT and PCT hiker for the past 11 years. I also am very interested in stove design and manufacture a few available to the public on eBay, and via word of mouth. I have had the opportunity to talk to a few of you, well mostly just Tony B. and am very impressed with how cool and sharing everyone is. So greetings to all!

On to this stove: I build this stove today and followed your instructions grinch pretty much to the T, except on jet size I went with 1/16" holes , and used a Mountain Dew bottle that PureMahem was talking about instead. Overall, I think its a nice stove! After getting over the ounce sticker shock of 1.45oz (the one I built) I fired it up. It took a bit longer to prime..almost 1minute 15seconds as opposed to 15-20 of most pressurized sideburners with wicks or primer pans...but when it was going It was nice. It makes a pleasurable bubbling sound when the alcohols at rolling boil in the pit of the stove. But when I put my modified 22oz IMUSA aluminum pot on which I use for most testing, I got a nice rolling boil of 16oz of cold tap water in about 4min 50 seconds in my garage at 1093' above sea level. Impressed with my crude version of your stove (my first attempt was not pretty to say the least) I expected the 1oz of SLX denatured alcohol to peter out on that pot in about 8 minutes. But when it kept going to 10+minutes my jaw dropped. Usually no stoves on that pot are that efficient when the water hits boil. So, give yourself a pat on the back. I think if you could make it lighter, and reduce the prime time it would be a homerun. On another note, what made you go with 1/8" jetting? I guess I'm just real partial to 1/16" or smaller. Well take care, and I'll be tinkering with some other versions of this in the future I imagine.

Re: How to build a Grinch Stove - Revised

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:43 am
by oops56
Mack wrote:I'm new to this forum, so I'll just quickly introduce myself. I'm Mack and have been an avid CDT and PCT hiker for the past 11 years. I also am very interested in stove design and manufacture a few available to the public on eBay, and via word of mouth. I have had the opportunity to talk to a few of you, well mostly just Tony B. and am very impressed with how cool and sharing everyone is. So greetings to all!

On to this stove: I build this stove today and followed your instructions grinch pretty much to the T, except on jet size I went with 1/16" holes , and used a Mountain Dew bottle that PureMahem was talking about instead. Overall, I think its a nice stove! After getting over the ounce sticker shock of 1.45oz (the one I built) I fired it up. It took a bit longer to prime..almost 1minute 15seconds as opposed to 15-20 of most pressurized sideburners with wicks or primer pans...but when it was going It was nice. It makes a pleasurable bubbling sound when the alcohols at rolling boil in the pit of the stove. But when I put my modified 22oz IMUSA aluminum pot on which I use for most testing, I got a nice rolling boil of 16oz of cold tap water in about 4min 50 seconds in my garage at 1093' above sea level. Impressed with my crude version of your stove (my first attempt was not pretty to say the least) I expected the 1oz of SLX denatured alcohol to peter out on that pot in about 8 minutes. But when it kept going to 10+minutes my jaw dropped. Usually no stoves on that pot are that efficient when the water hits boil. So, give yourself a pat on the back. I think if you could make it lighter, and reduce the prime time it would be a homerun. On another note, what made you go with 1/8" jetting? I guess I'm just real partial to 1/16" or smaller. Well take care, and I'll be tinkering with some other versions of this in the future I imagine.
Now be careful about making. stoves it full up you shop then you have to put a add on. good job for your first one. :lol: :lol: Also keep a fire extinguisher or water well kill alcohol and a bucket that turn over it for a flaming fire or baking soda.

Re: How to build a Grinch Stove - Revised

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:31 am
by zelph
Mack wrote:I'm new to this forum, so I'll just quickly introduce myself. I'm Mack and have been an avid CDT and PCT hiker for the past 11 years. I also am very interested in stove design and manufacture a few available to the public on eBay, and via word of mouth. I have had the opportunity to talk to a few of you, well mostly just Tony B. and am very impressed with how cool and sharing everyone is. So greetings to all!
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Welcome to our family Mack. Thanks for sharing your test results with Grinches stove. I'm impressed with it the same as you are. His design is unique, I like it.

When you get time, start a new thread and show us the design of the stove you make available on ebay.

Tony B. has a world of knowledge about stoves, great guy to talk to. I think he's great at fishing also :D