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Help me design a burner?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:03 pm
by Serafino
I'd like to design a wickless burner to replace the typical alcohol lamp with wick which is often used for lab, dental, jewelry, and other craft work. I'd like it to produce a steady even flame around 3" / 7.5 cm tall, and a bit over 1" / 2.6 cm wide.

For inspiration I'm looking at youtube videos like Jon Fong's dome stoves and Warp series, E Nishi's ‘Tobacco Pipe” jet stove, Freeman Lee's Chimney stove, aluminum bottle designs by Hiram Cook, center air vent and unusual capillary burner shapes. It looks actually like the right shape and size of dome would do the trick, but there is the temptation to over-engineer the thing. I have incomplete visions of an enclosed flattish reservoir with a capillary-fed tube down the center.

I did look into the copper tubing designs but they seem a laborious way to vaporize one's alcohol when it seems vaporization is intrinsic to most (if not really all?) designs.

Any leads to existing designs, or thought experiments or design principles would be greatly appreciated. :D

Re: Help me design a burner?

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:38 am
by zelph
Nothing here on this site exists with those specs. :(

Capillary tube down the center sounds interesting, try that for beginners. 8-)

Re: Help me design a burner?

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:05 am
by Serafino
Ever feel like someone is watching? ;)

(just posted today)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rbDVivnpg

Re: Help me design a burner?

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:23 pm
by zelph
It's just another spin on one of these

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFrWw5dgliQ

Re: Help me design a burner?

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:31 am
by Serafino
Yes, by way of E Nishi's ‘Tobacco Pipe”. Thought-provoking though.