zelph's thinest stove challenge

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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Postby Allen » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:38 pm

DarenN wrote:
Allen wrote:I like how You flattened the bottom. I has to be stronger than using an unopened top,
because of the scoring for the "pop top".


i can't stomach those energy drinks so i've been relying on others for my supply of cans. i ran out of cans so i stopped at the store and bought a couple. damn! those things are pricey!! :o
anyway; the point is: the bottom and the top have a different profile. if we use the top of the can as the bottom of a burner we will actually be reducing the capacity, compared to using two can bottoms with the bottom flattenned.
i do see a possibility for useing the top of the can for the top of the burner. this (if it works) will cut the cost of a burner in half and yet keep the highest possible capacity. i'll let you know how it works out.

Allen;
i haven't tried mixed fuels yet, for two reasons.
1) i wouldn't be messing around with mixing fuels on the trail (or water). would you?
2) i can't get 91% iso, and can't find Heet of any kind. like Crystal hot sauce. can't get it in Canadialand. i have to get an American freind to smuggle it in.

DarenN.......


DarenN,

I like Your new stove :)

Energy drinks are pricy here too. There is a growing trend for companys to use Pepsi can diameter
sizes but a taller 16 oz size. Can You get V8 or Cambell's Tomato juice?
It has the same size diameter as a small energy drink.
You can get a 6 pack for the price of 1 Red Bull can. I've been testing V8 cans all winter, with
no Ill effects. The 2 stoves used in My joke "Cold Man" stove were from V8 cans, and one, or both,
were used daily throughout the Winter.

I'm not a thru-hiker, so I carry My fuel from home, and often mix it.

Since You can't get ISO, I wan't mention it again :)

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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Postby DarenN » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:39 pm

oops56 wrote:what are you using fo a wick inside can is the top fiberglass cloth


the packing in the can is ceramic fiber insulation.
the screen on top is stainless steel.
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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Postby DarenN » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:53 pm

Allen wrote:
DarenN,

I like Your new stove :)

Energy drinks are pricy here too. There is a growing trend for companys to use Pepsi can diameter
sizes but a taller 16 oz size. Can You get V8 or Cambell's Tomato juice?
It has the same size diameter as a small energy drink.
You can get a 6 pack for the price of 1 Red Bull can. I've been testing V8 cans all winter, with
no Ill effects. The 2 stoves used in My joke "Cold Man" stove were from V8 cans, and one, or both,
were used daily throughout the Winter.

I'm not a thru-hiker, so I carry My fuel from home, and often mix it.

Since You can't get ISO, I wan't mention it again :)


thanks Allen;

our V-8 and tomato juice cans are either the same as a pop can or, if they are smaller, are tin. one thing i did see today in the store was the screw-top Rock Star can. Hhhhhhmmmmmm.........food for thought.
another thing we can't get is the aluminum beer bottles. the ones that Grinch uses. we do have an airosol no-stick cooking spray in an aluminum can that is similar. i've bought a couple but they last a long time. i will be patient.
DarenN........
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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Postby Allen » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:17 pm

DarenN wrote:
Allen wrote:



thanks Allen;

our V-8 and tomato juice cans are either the same as a pop can or, if they are smaller, are tin. one thing i did see today in the store was the screw-top Rock Star can. Hhhhhhmmmmmm.........food for thought.
another thing we can't get is the aluminum beer bottles. the ones that Grinch uses. we do have an airosol no-stick cooking spray in an aluminum can that is similar. i've bought a couple but they last a long time. i will be patient.
DarenN........


I think the Rockstar can top is simular to our Jolt Cola Top:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolt_Cola

I used one of them to make a canteen from a Heineken can.
I thank they have potential for a great wick stove.
I've been trying to make a Trangia clone from them. I don't think the hole in the lid is wide enough
for the fire to get enouth air.

Can You get the new Aluminum Mountain Dew Bottles? It would be a shame to cut them up,
but I'm sure someone will.

http://www.bevnet.com/news/2007/05-15-2 ... uminum.asp

The neck is shorter than beer bottles, and the concave bottom is deeper.

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Jolt Stove i did it

Postby oops56 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:33 am

Ok this is a Pôrto type its got 4 tiki wicks and a tube down the middle to fill .The wicks are below the top so you can screw on cap a save fuel for next time For my firs run i put one oz. to test more work to be down not much and time and boil time later just a good start



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Re: Jolt Stove i did it

Postby Allen » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:12 am

oops56 wrote:Ok this is a Pôrto type its got 4 tiki wicks and a tube down the middle to fill .The wicks are below the top so you can screw on cap a save fuel for next time For my firs run i put one oz. to test more work to be down not much and time and boil time later just a good start



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That looks great oops56 :)

A resealable Trangia type stove with wicks. a WikiTrangia

Very clever :)

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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Postby Ridgerunner » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:44 pm

Can You get the new Aluminum Mountain Dew Bottles? It would be a shame to cut them up,
but I'm sure someone will.

http://www.bevnet.com/news/2007/05-15-2 ... uminum.asp


Neat looking bottles. Never saw them on the market. According to that post, they were to be released May-Oct. 2007 :(
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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Postby Allen » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:32 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:
Can You get the new Aluminum Mountain Dew Bottles? It would be a shame to cut them up,
but I'm sure someone will.

http://www.bevnet.com/news/2007/05-15-2 ... uminum.asp


Neat looking bottles. Never saw them on the market. According to that post, they were to be released May-Oct. 2007 :(


They're only in convience stores, not grocery stores :(

They retail for 2.69 but I found some for 2.00

I thought they would make a good canteen :)

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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Postby zelph » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:53 pm

I updated some info related to the pad stove in a thread in zelphs stove works.

The original challenge was to make Pop Can Type stoves thin with large diameter centers to speed up bloom time. Let's get back on track :D
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/


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