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Re: RF StarLyte Stove

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:53 pm
by zelph
Here is the latest on the rigid fuel tube setup. Working ok, needs some refining. The photo shows the bullet type connectors used. Thread Setter tool was used to create the fuel port. Gold plated electrical parts were used also as shown. One piece threaded into the stove port and the other press fit into the brass tube. More details comming tomorrow.

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Re: RF StarLyte Stove

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:07 pm
by zelph
I came across a collapsable water bottle in my garage and will convert it to a remote fuel supply for my current remote stoves projects. Going to incorporate a shreader tire valve as the control valve. I'll rap up these stoves by the end of the week I hope. Spring has sprung and need to get ready for fishing, walking, bushwacking and all kinds of fun stuff. Garden needs to be put in etc. :D

Re: RF StarLyte Stove

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:03 am
by Mister Krabs
Wow Zelph, that's looking better and better all the time. The engineering and construction look top notch. Whenever you make it available, I'll be buying one for sure. What do you think about using the IV bag as the full time fuel bottle? If it's in your pot, do you think it will be protected enough to last reasonably long term? How do you fill the bag?

Congrats on "going commercial" through BPL.

Re: RF StarLyte Stove

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:42 am
by Mister Krabs
Wow Zelph, that's looking better and better all the time. The engineering and construction look top notch. Whenever you make it available, I'll be buying one for sure. What do you think about using the IV bag as the full time fuel bottle? If it's in your pot, do you think it will be protected enough to last reasonably long term? How do you fill the bag?

Congrats on "going commercial" through BPL.

Re: RF StarLyte Stove

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:55 am
by zelph
Mister Krabs wrote:Wow Zelph, that's looking better and better all the time. The engineering and construction look top notch. Whenever you make it available, I'll be buying one for sure. What do you think about using the IV bag as the full time fuel bottle? If it's in your pot, do you think it will be protected enough to last reasonably long term? How do you fill the bag?

Congrats on "going commercial" through BPL.
WoW, I have not been over there yet today to see whats going on. Thanks for the heads-up :D

I think the IV bag would hold up quite well over the long term because of the heavy gauge of the material it's made of. I'm pretty sure it's the same bag used in War Zones for medical purposes, should be pretty tough stuff. I had to purchase a dozen on ebay just so I could experiment. That's way more than I need. I'll offer the extras here when I'm finished with this project. I'll also have brass fittings and IV administration kits to go along with the bags. The kits have the roller flow control device in them. I fill the bag with a small funnel that fits perfectly in the bags opening. I'll have some funnels available also. The collapsable water bottle that I mentioned in the previous post might be a better choice than the IV bag, not sure yet, I need to test it for a week or so. I've emailed the manufacture to see If I can purchase them wholesale for resale so I can make them available to all that might be interested in such a container weather it be for water or for fuel. The one and only that I have was purchased in Virginia a few years ago at a Civil War Museum gift shop. The price was rediculous but it had stovie written all over it :lol:

Re: RF StarLyte Stove

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:13 am
by oops56
zelph wrote:
Mister Krabs wrote:Wow Zelph, that's looking better and better all the time. The engineering and construction look top notch. Whenever you make it available, I'll be buying one for sure. What do you think about using the IV bag as the full time fuel bottle? If it's in your pot, do you think it will be protected enough to last reasonably long term? How do you fill the bag?

Congrats on "going commercial" through BPL.
WoW, I have not been over there yet today to see whats going on. Thanks for the heads-up :D

I think the IV bag would hold up quite well over the long term because of the heavy gauge of the material it's made of. I'm pretty sure it's the same bag used in War Zones for medical purposes, should be pretty tough stuff. I had to purchase a dozen on ebay just so I could experiment. That's way more than I need. I'll offer the extras here when I'm finished with this project. I'll also have brass fittings and IV administration kits to go along with the bags. The kits have the roller flow control device in them. I fill the bag with a small funnel that fits perfectly in the bags opening. I'll have some funnels available also. The collapsable water bottle that I mentioned in the previous post might be a better choice than the IV bag, not sure yet, I need to test it for a week or so. I've emailed the manufacture to see If I can purchase them wholesale for resale so I can make them available to all that might be interested in such a container weather it be for water or for fuel. The one and only that I have was purchased in Virginia a few years ago at a Civil War Museum gift shop. The price was rediculous but it had stovie written all over it :lol:
when you ready i like to by a iv bag

Re: RF StarLyte Stove

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:43 am
by Mister Krabs
I caught my most recent fuel bottle as a throw from a Mardi Gras float in the Krewe of Proteus parade. http://www.kreweofproteus.com/

http://www.disposableflasks.com/products.php

Re: RF StarLyte Stove

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:06 am
by realityguy
I caught my most recent fuel bottle as a throw from a Mardi Gras float in the Krewe of Proteus parade.
I hope you caught the camo one rather than the pink one... :lol: :lol: :DB:

Re: RF StarLyte Stove

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:54 am
by zelph
Mister Krabs wrote:I caught my most recent fuel bottle as a throw from a Mardi Gras float in the Krewe of Proteus parade. http://www.kreweofproteus.com/

http://www.disposableflasks.com/products.php
Nice catch!!!!!! Looks like a fun place to be during the parade.

The Krewe ShapeShifter...... Looks a little like Oops when he was in his prime. I think he shifts into a "Stovie" during the parade.

http://www.kreweofproteus.com/2009-Krew ... s-1150.php


Here he's changed into a "Stovie" Doing a little Freezer Bag cooking.

http://www.kreweofproteus.com/2009-Krew ... s-1215.php

Now he's really gettin into it:

http://www.kreweofproteus.com/2009-Krew ... s-1332.php

I purchased 10 of the flasks from http://www.disposableflasks.com/products.php

I think they may work well with the shreader valve set-up.

Re: RF StarLyte Stove

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:32 pm
by Mister Krabs
realityguy wrote:
I hope you caught the camo one rather than the pink one... :lol: :lol: :DB:

The one I got was red with a big KOP printed on the side.

There's an idea if they work out, you could come up with a logo and get it printed on there.