The Albert Skye Alcohol Stove

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The Albert Skye Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:39 pm

This idea comes from Albert Skye over at HammockForums.

http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/show ... stcount=23

I talked to him briefly about it and had to whip up a demo of his idea. I use and inside out Venom bottle as the stove. 6" EZ-Fold windscreen as the central support. It's the 1st time the stove has been lit and the color is normal.

The central pot support column needs only to be 2" taller than the stove.


by zelph » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:29 pm

zelph wrote:

DaddyMnM wrote:I was curious if a die could be made such that it would reverse the folding on this stove. Currently the material folds in on itself. Can it just as easily be folded out? The diameter of the final stove would then be slightly larger increasing pot stability and fuel capacity :) . But the original graphics would be visible as the bottle would now be inside out :( .



Sounds like it should work.....I'll make one and test it and post results.

Good thinking DaddyMnM :D



Your idea was a good one, worked like a charm. Interesting how ideas become reality. Thank You DaddyMnM. Send me your address and I'll send you out a couple of them. What name should we give it?
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Re: The Albert Skye Alcohol Stove

Post by Ridgerunner » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:14 pm

Neat idea Albert. Works nicely with the super stove. Raise to the top for simmering.....sweet! :D
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Re: The Albert Skye Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:15 am

I was thinking of the tower in Seattle, WA when I did the video. What's the name of the tower? They had a spiral elevator that went up the tower, right?

It's a cool idea how to make a simmer stove. If I had time I'd make some. good collectors stove.
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Re: The Albert Skye Alcohol Stove

Post by DaddyMnM » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:46 pm

I was thinking of the tower in Seattle, WA when I did the video. What's the name of the tower?
I think you are referring to the Space Needle from the 1961 world's fair. I don't think there is a spiral stairway. The normal way up is an external elevator. They raise the elevator to the top to mark the start of each New Year. The fireworks start when the elevator reaches the top.

http://www.spaceneedle.com/

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Re: The Albert Skye Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:39 pm

DaddyMnM wrote:
I was thinking of the tower in Seattle, WA when I did the video. What's the name of the tower?
I think you are referring to the Space Needle from the 1961 world's fair. I don't think there is a spiral stairway. The normal way up is an external elevator. They raise the elevator to the top to mark the start of each New Year. The fireworks start when the elevator reaches the top.

http://www.spaceneedle.com/
Great link......I could watch realityguy on the web cam going into a thrift store :DB: Nice to be able to see in all directions, a great view.

Yes, it was the elevator on the outside....I was twisting the stove around the center column and that made think of the needle. Thank you "DaddyMnM" :D

Is Seattle mostly cloudy throughout the day/week during the winter? Summer?
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Re: The Albert Skye Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:40 pm

I reduced the center pot support to be 1" taller than the burner and it looks good and stable. welcome to bplite Albert. I see you just came in the door :D
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Re: The Albert Skye Alcohol Stove

Post by Albert Skye » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:57 pm

Thanks again Dan! :D

Since I still have no experience with these wick stoves, I don't know if the distance between pot and stove makes a difference when burning different fuels but I imagine it would, and that's the other reason for the design (beyond temperature control). Is my speculation wrong on that?

I also thought it might be useful to drill out the bottom of the inner cylinder (any area lower than the flame at lowest position), to reduce thermal conduction (and weight). One might also put sticks through the holes to help support it.

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Re: The Albert Skye Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:09 pm

Is my speculation wrong on that?
Your speculation is right. In the thread about the Super Stove it tells how to reduce the distance from stove to pot in order to use white gas, kerosene, lamp oil and ?(i forget)

Moving the burner closer to the pot in your design works nice to accomplish the simmer and use of other fuels. Your idea is a lot better than the one I showed you in the HammockForums thread using the StaLyte burner and outer wire support. That method was to flimsy, I like your idea much better.

Drilling the inner portion of the burner would allow fuel to leak out.
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Re: The Albert Skye Alcohol Stove

Post by zelph » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:47 pm

Update, pot support has been reduced in length.

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Re: The Albert Skye Alcohol Stove

Post by DaddyMnM » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:30 am

Is Seattle mostly cloudy throughout the day/week during the winter? Summer?
Seattle has over 200 days a year with some measurable rain. However, it can be rainy and cold one day, and sunny and warm the next. The large body of water known as Puget Sound moderates temperatures so that on average they are within a few degrees either side of 60F. The warm tropical Jet Stream can sometimes overpower this effect, as can an Artic blast. So we can see the occasional extreme such as sub zero winter days and over 90F summer days, but on average moderate. Any given day can have a mix of weather. Last week it rained every day, but I was able to walk or bicycle outside nearly ever day because the rain consistently fell in the evening, and each day had a window of midday sun. You just have to be flexible and take the weather as it comes.

Like they say, if you don't like the weather, just wait a spell. Its going to change.

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