Okay - thanks for the info, Zelph. Think I understand it.zelph wrote:Yes the inner sleeve is filled with wick from the point were you show the primer wick and downward. A kerosun/alladin type heater has a circular wick with an open area up through the center and hangs down into the fuel resevoir.
This stove is still under developement and do not have any for sale. It's a very interesting stove to watch under low light. It has more odor than a commercial heater My clothes wreak of kero odor when I work on the stove. I'm constantly looking for off the shelf containers that would work well to make this stove marketable. Kerosene stores well for a long periode of time unlike many other stove fuels.
As you can see, not many were interested in this type of stove for backpacking or any other use. I have made several for my own use and family members for emergency use. I have two 30 gallon drums of kero for emergency use and also 3 full cords of wood. Oops56 is working on an interesting stove for emergency use. Hopefully he'll be completing it soon and will share it with us.
Hope this was a help to you. As you experiment and have questions send me a PM and we can talk.
I guess the potstand is essential to priming? I assume the heat conducts down to the wick that way.
Even typing the work "kerosene" too many times starts to stink up the room...
I got interested in this stove because I got interested in the idea of veggie oil as fuel when I realized it had higher energy content per unit mass than alcohol, and would be dual use (since it's also very weight-efficient fuel for the hungry backpacker). And I thought maybe this stove could be used in some form for veggie oil.
I did run into a hybrid veggie oil stove of oops' out on YouTube somewhere, and you have one that's kind of a muli-wick candle. I made one that has about one or two hundred wicks - the frayed edge of fiberglass cloth, rolled up, with spacing. It's reasonably fuel-efficient, a little slow (probably 15 min or so to boil) but pumps out soot like crazy.
I've got some other ideas to try so you'll hear about them after thanksgiving when I get back to town & back to the lab.