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Re: Ring Of Fire Stove AKA Doodah Man Special

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:50 pm
by zelph
Here's one I did today with stove completely surrounded by smoke. Watch for the formation of a vortex. My first method started my black foamcore board to catch on fire....oops.......hey, I thought the aluminum base was big enough....ooops, I was wrong. This test was in the interest of stove science :D

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Re: Ring Of Fire Stove AKA Doodah Man Special

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:52 pm
by Ridgerunner
If there was any remnants left of the skunk odor, it should be gone now ! :lol: :lol:

Re: Ring Of Fire Stove AKA Doodah Man Special

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:23 pm
by zelph
Ridgerunner wrote:If there was any remnants left of the skunk odor, it should be gone now ! :lol: :lol:
For sure it's gone.......The new odor is "earth" available at wal Mart :mrgreen: How'd you like the vortex? :roll:

Re: Ring Of Fire Stove AKA Doodah Man Special

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:07 am
by realityguy
To me it looks like a pagan ritual to the heinekin god... :o


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Re: Ring Of Fire Stove AKA Doodah Man Special

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:55 pm
by zelph
realityguy wrote:To me it looks like a pagan ritual to the heinekin god... :o
:lol:
:lol: You've got quite an imagination :lol:

It's an areal view of the KKK making burnt offerings :o

Re: Ring Of Fire Stove AKA Doodah Man Special

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:11 pm
by realityguy
Coming from your neck of the woods..that seems plausible... :lol: What's with the "black hoods"? :o ..Dirty sheets,no laundry that weekend?

:lol:

Ring Of Fire Stove AKA KKK Doodah Man Special was that a mistake in the title? :o
I think you've been sniffing too much incense..pretty soon you'll be singing with the.. hare krishnas..
:lol:

Re: Ring Of Fire Stove AKA Doodah Man Special

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:48 pm
by zelph
realityguy wrote: KKK Doodah Man Special was that a mistake in the title? :o
:lol:
That's the name of the guy I originaly made the stove for. He was a regular on Whiteblaze.com He was getting ready to start his "thru" hike on the AT and needed a stove for his Heineken Pot. Now you know the "Rest of the Story" :D

My green house and garage are smelling quite nice today :mrgreen:

Re: Ring Of Fire Stove AKA Doodah Man Special

Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:57 pm
by zelph
The ring of fire that completely surrounds a pot has always intrigued me how well it heats the water.

Someone picked up on the idea and simplified it by making a low profile wafer/disc and has the instructions on how to make it at this site:

http://www.instructables.com/id/An-emer ... ket-stove/

Someone saw the instructions and started a thread over on backpackinglight.com and a good discusion with lots of interest took place:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin ... d_id=12031

That design has been in the back of my mind just waiting for the right materials to come along.

I used corrugated stainless steel for the burner support. Anodized aluminum sheet stock and exhaust manifold wrap for the burner portion.

It holds 1/2 ounce of fuel and has been tested 3 times and results were 2 cups 70degree water temp boiled on average of 8 min per boil.

Total weight is .8 ounces, 3" diameter. The pot support folds flat

Total thickness of the two pieces is 7/16ths

I made one today that has a larger fuel entry port so fuel can enter more quickly.

1/2 ounce of fuel gets completely absorbed making it safe from spilling out.

I'll continue testing to see what effect the direct flame has on the base of the burner. It may want to anneal after a while.

Here are some photos and two quick videos

The videos show how coordinated I am with my left hand :mrgreen:

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Re: Ring Of Fire Stove AKA Doodah Man Special

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:51 pm
by zelph
I got some new material in the mail yesterday. Lightweight space age stuff used on the nosecone of rockets. I glued a stove together and let dry over night. I did a quick test in the kitchen today. I filled the stove till the material looked wet at the edges and placed 2 cups of tap water in a 600ml Ti mug. It boiled the water and burned for an additional 2 min approx. Test looked good to me and I think further tests will be very positive.

The stove pad weighs .3 ounce. That is a considerable drop in weight compared to muffler wrap.

I'll do some photos tomorrow of the pad on top of the pad support.

Re: Ring Of Fire Stove AKA Doodah Man Special

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:05 pm
by Ridgerunner
You do come up with some interesting material. Do you have a friend working at NASA sending you scraps from rocket construction? :lol: :lol: