The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Post by DarenN » Tue May 27, 2008 8:02 pm

Zelph, i just had a thought.
with a 2" potstand the filler cup stands about 1/8 proud of the potstand. i see two possible options.
1) raise the potstand so the cup fits under it.
2) cut the cup down so it fits under the potstand.
either way would allow you to squish the cup and slip it into the stove. flip it over, and remove the cup.

i think you should send me one of those Ultralytes, so i can do some more testing in my super-scientific stove lab (i mean, kitchen). ;)

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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Post by DarenN » Tue May 27, 2008 9:03 pm

another thought. but i'm sure this one has been used by others cause i saw it in a video. (Markhait, maybe).
Coglins has a set of little plastic bottles, with lids that have a flip-up spout. the package of bottles comes with 2@1oz, 2@2oz, and one @4oz. plus a couple small containers. i've been useing one of the 2oz ones for priming alcohol for the 123R. they are not affected by alcohol.
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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Tue May 27, 2008 11:26 pm

I'll send you guys one to test. You can enlarge the stand holes to see how it works with a removable stand.

I find it really easy to fill it with the flexable medicine cup thats included with the stove.

I did cut the medicine cup down so it fits under the stand and was able to fill by inverting the cup and stove.

Ebay has plastic containers that would work great for inversion filling. :D
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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Post by Ridgerunner » Tue May 27, 2008 11:51 pm

I did cut the medicine cup down so it fits under the stand and was able to fill by inverting the cup and stove.
And since there is no spill, you can fill it twice to get a full ounce without losing any fuel ! ;)
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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Tue May 27, 2008 11:57 pm

That's for sure!!!! I should do a video of 1/2 ounce of fuel spilled on a tarp to see what it looks like in the evening. I'm sure many have spilled some at one time or another.
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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:05 pm

I've been testing the daylights out of this SS StarLyte

It's inspired by doodah man and DarenN.

It took me awhile to find the right stainless steel fabric that would not interfere with the evaporiztion of the alcohol. Fiberglass cloth is much less expensive than stainless steel but I opted to bite the bullet, spend the money and be done with it.

This stove is working so well I'm going to guarantee it for life. :D

The stainless steel fabric covers the fuel absorbing material on contact. Fuel is brought right up to the top of the fabric via capillary action.

Filling the stove is as easy as any other open top stoves. The stainless steel fabric now allows intant filling. Use the lid of your fuel bottle or what ever you've been using to fill your stoves.

The stove still retains it's ability to absorb 1 ounce of fuel and render it safe from accidental spillage. Tony and I know that open top stoves without fuel absorbing capabillities can cause some unwanted excitement. :mrgreen:

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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:16 pm

Toot my horn a little here. Got some feedback today.

"Got it today.... Damn man, your on to something here. This is the coolest
freaking stove I've ever got my hands on! I've done 2 boils in my kitchen so
far. One with a heinie & one with my AGG 3 cup pot. Both times, with cold tap
water were under 7 min with about 2 min still burning on a 1/2 oz of fuel. And I
really see no need to even put the thing on my scale! I'll post up how kick ass
this thing is tomorrow on the existing thread. Thanks loads Man.. I'll show
these to all my buds here, try to sell a few more for you.. Now to order a fancee feast!!!!! Thanks a
ton, Pat"

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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Post by DarenN » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:47 pm

very cool stuff there, Zelph! way to go!!!

just curious.....
is there any difference in performance with the screen-top version?

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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:28 am

DarenN wrote:very cool stuff there, Zelph! way to go!!!

just curious.....
is there any difference in performance with the screen-top version?

Daren.........
No difference in performance, even in my freezer when I tested for ignition under freezing conditions. The fuel absorbing material that I use has it's fibers in a verticle situation that gives the stove it's outstanding capillary action that brings the fuel to the surface for evaporation at it's max.
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Re: The StarLyte Alcohol Stove

Post by Ridgerunner » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:27 am

"Got it today.... Damn man, your on to something here. This is the coolest
freaking stove I've ever got my hands on! I've done 2 boils in my kitchen so
far. One with a heinie & one with my AGG 3 cup pot. Both times, with cold tap
water were under 7 min with about 2 min still burning on a 1/2 oz of fuel. And I
really see no need to even put the thing on my scale!
I totally agree with Pat's assessment of this stove. It has obviously been thru some extensive testing and worked like a charm when I fired it up. I don't think there is anything else you can do to improve this puppy. "MAGNIFICANTLY PERFECTO"Good job Zelph !
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