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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 12:13 pm
by zelph
Success.

By cutting the top edge off a cat food can you can make a simmer device for your stove. This will movie(photos and text, Ridgerunner) will show you how to cut the top off and what the flame looks like under the pot. Bench tests say it will hold the water temp at 205 degrees with lid off the pot.

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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 12:26 pm
by zelph
Final improvement to the StarLyte UltraLyte. I added a fuel port to fascilitate easier filling. Receives fuel faster than the Inversion Method. A stainless steel flame supressor screen covers the port hole.

Total stove weight= 13 grams, less than 1/2 ounce.

Has simmering capabilities, lights easily at -13 degrees. Fuel will not spill out if accidently tipped over. Have you ever had your pot of water put off center of your stove and cause the pot of water to go one way and the flaming stove go the other way and the leaking burning fuel scare you half to death? I have :oops: I now use the 'The Jess Lid' on my Heineken pot and use a Starlyte burner to heat it. (thanks IceAge for the lid tip)



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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:07 am
by Ridgerunner
Final improvement to the StarLyte UltraLyte. I added a fuel port to fascilitate easier filling.
I still like the inversion method of filling the stove better. This little unit has turned into a real attraction grabber.

'StarLyte UltraLyte, wont you be my stove Tonyte " :lol:

This stove would make a nice reward for "Stove of the Month" Of course, Oops would wipe you out ! :lol:

Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:29 am
by oops56
Ridgerunner wrote:
Final improvement to the StarLyte UltraLyte. I added a fuel port to fascilitate easier filling.
I still like the inversion method of filling the stove better. This little unit has turned into a real attraction grabber.

'StarLyte UltraLyte, wont you be my stove Tonyte " :lol:

This stove would make a nice reward for "Stove of the Month" Of course, Oops would wipe you out ! :lol:
Dam shop no room for more i posted to new ones but no stove of the mouth just some testing

Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:42 am
by Ridgerunner
Dam shop no room for more
I know exactly where your coming from. My garage/shop was overflowing so I bought a 12 x 28 building. Now they are both overflowing :lol:

Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 11:27 am
by zelph
Ridgerunner wrote:
Final improvement to the StarLyte UltraLyte. I added a fuel port to fascilitate easier filling.
I still like the inversion method of filling the stove better. This little unit has turned into a real attraction grabber.

'StarLyte UltraLyte, wont you be my stove Tonyte " :lol:

This stove would make a nice reward for "Stove of the Month" Of course, Oops would wipe you out ! :lol:
Thanks for the reminder. Tony!!!! what have you decided about last months winner? I owe you a stove :D

Just heard from doodahman, he likes the inversion method better also. Hmmmmmm!!!!!!!!

Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:07 pm
by Ridgerunner
The pouring method is more tedious and more likely to spill some fuel but will work for those with the steady fingers. :lol:
Just heard from doodahman, he likes the inversion method better also. Hmmmmmm!!!!!!!!
Zelph, if you send me a stove or the dimensions of the opening, I'm sure I can find a lid that will slide under the pot stand, so the inversion method will still work. ;)

Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 5:47 pm
by zelph
Ridgerunner wrote:The pouring method is more tedious and more likely to spill some fuel but will work for those with the steady fingers. :lol:
Just heard from doodahman, he likes the inversion method better also. Hmmmmmm!!!!!!!!
Zelph, if you send me a stove or the dimensions of the opening, I'm sure I can find a lid that will slide under the pot stand, so the inversion method will still work. ;)
My hands are very steady(no booze, no smokes) I'm a minority :P :o Doodahman also says he prefers the Fancee Feest over the Starlyte UltraLyte.

I'm trying to make this stove work for everyone :roll:

If I make the stand removable, will that help????? Warm weather OK!!! cooler weather no one will want to try and get the four legs in the holes :lol:

I'm trying too hard!!! I use the Starlyte burner in my tent because the fuel won't spill out. I don't recommend using it that way . Do as I say, not as I do :D The no spill factor is priceless :D

Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 6:45 pm
by DarenN
hey Zelph;
maybe they'd all quit whining if you included a syringe for filling. :D

a friend who's wife was sick gave me a big bag of 10cc syringes some years ago. i use them for laying a bead of glue when building strip boats. i also use them for measuring fuel loads during stove testing.

Daren......

Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 7:17 pm
by Ridgerunner
Zelph, don't over analyze it. The Starlyte is a real winner. The newer model with the stand would store more compact if the stand was removeable and you could use the inversion method to fill. Putting the stand in the holes doesn't take anymore effort then getting the windscreen together and positioned just right. I have to wonder how well the 4 holes will hold up over time if using a removeable stand. Conversely, with the permanent stand, how difficult is it to pour the fuel in the hole? You just have to take your time and be careful. The fill/measure cup squeeze down real skinny to make pouring elementary ,Watson. ;) You can't please everyone all the time. Have you got to fish at all ?