Zelph's "GoTo" Alcohol Stove

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Zelph's "GoTo" Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:50 pm

I've been working on a few new items.

One of them is a new stove that is a hybrid of the Cobalt Blue Soloist. The stove is made of a Venom energy drink bottle and has an aluminum pot support integrated into the stove. It has a fuel capacity of 4 ounces. Blooms on average of 8 seconds and is not effected by cold pots of water being placed on the stove. I has a high temperature fiberglass ignition wick attached to the pot support for cold weather lighting. It replaces the copper ignition wick that was used on the Soloist.

I am now able to produce 6" corrugated EZ-Fold windscreens

I have perfected a corrugated simmer sleeve for the new stove. Works really slick.

I also have produced graduated fuel bottles showing increments of 3/4 ounce. Makes filling the stove very easy and is a quick visual to let you know how much fuel you have left. 3/4 ounce of fuel will boil 2 cups of water under most field conditions. I have done extensive testing of the new stove and I'm going to make it my "GoTo" stove.

I'll have some specs on the stove tomorrow.

I made a video today and will load it into photobucket and youtube tomorrow. I have a couple photos to show:

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Re: Zelph's "GoTo" Alcohol Stove

Post by JBRanger » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:11 am

Can the "simmer" device work on the Super Stove as well?

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Re: Zelph's "GoTo" Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:56 am

JBRanger wrote:Can the "simmer" device work on the Super Stove as well?


Yes, it will work on a Super Stove.

Here is the first video loaded today. It shows the bloom time with 4 ounces of fuel in the stove.

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Re: Zelph's "GoTo" Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:11 am

just tinkering wrote:Looks good, too bad the clock is blocking the view of those great flames :DP:


:D ...I need more practice at doing videos :D

Here is another one that just loaded, photobucket is really slow today(and so am I):

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Re: Zelph's "GoTo" Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:36 am

Just one that shows the new items.

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Re: Zelph's "GoTo" Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:51 am

In the beginning of this one you can see the flames coming out of the 16 jets.

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Re: Zelph's "GoTo" Alcohol Stove

Post by FoldersUnite » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:37 pm

Looks amazing, how does it differ from the fancy feest stove? I used that one all winter and it performed great. Are these going to be for sale soon? Full kit?

Thanks

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Re: Zelph's "GoTo" Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:56 pm

FoldersUnite wrote:Looks amazing, how does it differ from the fancy feest stove? I used that one all winter and it performed great. Are these going to be for sale soon? Full kit?

Thanks


The Fancee Feest is an open design whereas the GoTo is a top jetted low pressure. FF safely holds 2.5 oz. of fuel and the GoTo holds 4 oz.

There is something magical about a stove that has "jets" not for me but for many. It's something simply "mechanicical" maybe a little bit of wizardry. :geek:

I can understand how you would like the Fancee Feest, an amazing stove. One of the most often chosen as a DIY stove, that's why I only sell one every 6 months. :) (teach them to fish and they will feed themselves, teach them how to make the FF and they will make their own) :mrgreen:

If there is enough interest in the GoTo I will offer them as a Kit.

Thanks for the positive feedback on the Fancee Feest.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Zelph's "GoTo" Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:10 pm

Here is how the stove looks and acts under a Snow Peak 600.

I can't find my notes on how the stove did on boil times and length of burns. I have to redo them this weekend :roll: (time to do some spring cleaning in my garage laboratory).

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Re: Zelph's "GoTo" Alcohol Stove

Post by russb » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:07 am

When you redo the test be sure to enter the results into that spreadsheet so we can have an "efficiency quotient", maybe you can start a new acronym in the stovie world. Efficiency Quotient = EQ; defined as a rational number between zero and 1, where 1=100% efficiency.

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