Cup stove

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Re: Cup stove

Postby Skidsteer » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:38 pm

Nice view!

I wouldn't get any studying done. :)
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Re: Cup stove

Postby zelph » Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:38 pm

seudo_411 wrote:
zelph wrote:
Clever idea :D You use it in the campus library :o If you use HEET, why not, has no odor to speak of and no fear of spilling fuel. Fill it before going to the library. Why did'nt I think of that? I like you set-up the way it is. No fear of getting the wick wet when washing the cup out.

Thanks Daren for the inspiration on the polish can and ss mesh. Those Canadians are quite inspirational
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Yeah I use it in the Library, We have a 8 floor Library, or in the student center that is open 24/7 and provides free broad band ... I use 9o% Ethanol, burns clean no odors... does attract a lot of attention though...I have been working on a new idea called the Capsule stove... I was on heavy pain medication for a while and I had to take a lot of capsules and in one of my trans-nocturnal,pain-ridden caffeine/nicotine induced benders i was staring at this pill and it hit me...


Parts from the bottom up is as follows...

i) Metal baking powder tin with the screw on lid.
ii) There is a male to male 0.5 inch threaded coupling, looks like threaded rod with the center drilled out.
iii) The coupling goes through the lid of the tin and has a flat nut on the inside as well as the outside of the lid, this prevents the coupler from moving around.
iv) The burner basket consists of a piece of fairly course steel mesh that is cut in the following way (see image below)
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The sides simply fold up and join at the edges only this allows air slits to form, it is topped off with a piece of sheet metal that focuses the flame (Stilleto)
The green ribbon is none other than a piece of fiber glass cloth that acts as a wick and comes up all the way through the coupler and into the burner cup, a third flat nut sits in side the burner cup. I was considering using a metal tube to house the Fiber glass wick and by relying on the concept of thermal feed back create a slight pressure in the tin and use this force to push the fuel up. Maybe copper tubing... Oh and I have never seen HEET, I live in South Africa, I just get my ethanol 90%(Food grade ) for about $7.00 per liter from the pharmacy.

Seudo_411


I use 9o% Ethanol, burns clean no odors... does attract a lot of attention though..


Does your fuel sipping atract attention or is it the stove heating your coffee? :lol:

in one of my trans-nocturnal,pain-ridden caffeine/nicotine induced benders i was staring at this pill and it hit me...


The pill/capsul actually hit you while in that frame of mind is what I envision :lol: Silly Me!!!! :roll:

So Zelph here with I take great pride in presenting the Capsule stove...


You have reason to be proud, It is very well designed and on paper it looks like it will perform well. Nicely done Seudo_411. By Monday evening you should be able to have a prototpe made and have made at least one test burn. :) we expect photos also :D The

Make sure the wick fills the coupling completely and make sure the coupling is tightend with both nuts to prevent an explosion :mrgreen:

The male to male 0.5 inch threaded coupling should be available at your local Ace Hardware store in the electrical department. Ask the associate for lamp parts. You should be able to get them in various lengths to suit your needs. They should have the flat nuts also. ( You do have Ace Hardware stores in Africa right? :)

Oops56 will probably have one made for you by the end of the day tomorrow :D

Your photos are beautiful!!!!! Somebody has to have the rough life studying under those conditions. You can hear the terraine calling your name while you turn the next page of your book. I'd be missing my classes and never pass the exams :o I'd be out chasing lions and elephants. Burning their dried out dung as fuel for my campfire :P

Now tell us how you found this small group of outdoor lovers that like making stoves :D

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Re: Cup stove

Postby oops56 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:09 pm

i try but it no work
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Re: Cup stove

Postby zelph » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:24 pm

Oops, Erase that commercial one and show us one you made :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Cup stove

Postby DaddyMnM » Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:39 pm

Hi all. I am in a hotel in the middle of corn fields in central Il. A small town called Oglesby. Decided to drive around Iowa instead of through it, so I fell short of visiting my Dad on father's day, but family is safe and sound and my inconvenience is nothing compared to the poor souls with homes under water there.

seudo_411,
That look's like a very nice stove design. Do you have access to a digital camera? Some pictures would be nice. Also, do you have fiberglass wick available or are you using cotton? Either should work, but cotton will be consumed when fuel gets low. Keep up the good work. I'd love to hear more about what you are studying and how your stoves will be used.

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Re: Cup stove

Postby seudo_411 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:15 am

Thanks for you comments all. But if when it comes to hardware, the saying of TIA (this is Africa) holds true. And I happen to live in Franschhoek, Western Cape. It is to South Africa what the Hamptons are to the US. So the locals aren't very DIY inclined, For that I'll have to wait for the University to start again, then I leave home and stay with my uncle in the middle of a very tacky suburb that has a hardware mall they stock just about everything and if they don't they'll order it.... :D and one of my cousins work there so they don't think i'm crazy when I sit at the garden furniture sets making Lil stoves. I'll wait till my father gets home tonight (He has the camera) and i'll upload pictures of my Polish/Starlyte Hybrid Clone. When i'm on holiday I can't really do any stoving, No supplies and very strict safety rules(MOM). The real inspiration behind the capsule stove is for cycling, so that i can clip it onto my bike and ride. But i'm putting the capsule stove to the back burner for now, because once i get back to Cape Town in about 3 weeks, i'm going to have the outside of the capsule stove CNC machined from Aluminum and that will allow me to really just screw the cap on and go. I'll for find the prototype sketches for the production model.

Right now I'm working on the Hexagon-Clip on burner for my stove top espresso maker. The pictures will be up in less than 24hours.

Zelph I hate to tell you this but the closest i get to wild animals are the neighbors cats, However when I do go hiking we sometimes find Leopard tracks, as well as Baboons, The area we live in recently underwent a huge 5 year development(they built a dam) so a lot of the wild life has scattered. When we do go hiking it has to be in a group of less than 10 people and you are escorted by WSAR(wilderness search and rescue) in their off-road response vehicle. Very regulated.

http://www.franschhoek.org.za/ Our town has its own site.
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Re: Cup stove

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:27 am

seudo_411 wrote:Thanks for you comments all. But if when it comes to hardware, the saying of TIA (this is Africa) holds true. And I happen to live in Franschhoek, Western Cape. It is to South Africa what the Hamptons are to the US. So the locals aren't very DIY inclined, For that I'll have to wait for the University to start again, then I leave home and stay with my uncle in the middle of a very tacky suburb that has a hardware mall they stock just about everything and if they don't they'll order it.... :D and one of my cousins work there so they don't think i'm crazy when I sit at the garden furniture sets making Lil stoves. I'll wait till my father gets home tonight (He has the camera) and i'll upload pictures of my Polish/Starlyte Hybrid Clone. When i'm on holiday I can't really do any stoving, No supplies and very strict safety rules(MOM). The real inspiration behind the capsule stove is for cycling, so that i can clip it onto my bike and ride. But i'm putting the capsule stove to the back burner for now, because once i get back to Cape Town in about 3 weeks, i'm going to have the outside of the capsule stove CNC machined from Aluminum and that will allow me to really just screw the cap on and go. I'll for find the prototype sketches for the production model.

Right now I'm working on the Hexagon-Clip on burner for my stove top espresso maker. The pictures will be up in less than 24hours.

Zelph I hate to tell you this but the closest i get to wild animals are the neighbors cats, However when I do go hiking we sometimes find Leopard tracks, as well as Baboons, The area we live in recently underwent a huge 5 year development(they built a dam) so a lot of the wild life has scattered. When we do go hiking it has to be in a group of less than 10 people and you are escorted by WSAR(wilderness search and rescue) in their off-road response vehicle. Very regulated.

http://www.franschhoek.org.za/ Our town has its own site.


hardware mall they stock just about everything and if they don't they'll order it.... and one of my cousins work there so they don't think i'm crazy when I sit at the garden furniture sets making Lil stoves.


Nothing like having your workshop right at the hardware store :D

strict safety rules(MOM).


MOM"s are like that. Over protective of their kitchens and kids. My little kitchen explosions are good reason to be :lol: :lol:

Right now I'm working on the Hexagon-Clip on burner for my stove top espresso maker. The pictures will be up in less than 24hours.


Sounds interesting!!!! tell your dad to leave the camera home so you can do some photos over the next few days. Hexagon, nice, I like hexagons. Have not made any hex stoves yet, how'd I miss that?????? :D

Neighbor cats, I like that :D vineyards, who would have thought Africa is home of so many beautiful vineyards. It shows we don't know much about other countries. Thanks for the Link to your hometown, first class. I can now visit the cape ;)
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