Woodgaz UL wood burning stove.

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Woodgaz UL wood burning stove.

Post by zelph » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:28 pm

This is a new creation that went through it's initial burn test this morning.


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http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Woodgaz UL wood burning stove.

Post by zelph » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:15 pm

Here is what the StarLyte burner looks like when used with the Woodgaz:

http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Post by cadyak » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:49 pm

Like that one Dan. Very light and lots of airflow.
I see you have developed the "nesting instinct".
the starlight works well in there too.
Did you spot weld the welded stainless mesh body? that stuff looks strong. Is that 1/2" x .47 ?
I have been wanting to get some of that size but was worried about the weight. That seems plenty light though.

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Re: Woodgaz UL wood burning stove.

Post by zelph » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:21 pm

cadyak wrote:Like that one Dan. Very light and lots of airflow.
I see you have developed the "nesting instinct".
the starlight works well in there too.
Did you spot weld the welded stainless mesh body? that stuff looks strong. Is that 1/2" x .47 ?
I have been wanting to get some of that size but was worried about the weight. That seems plenty light though.
The mesh comes factory welded out of McMasterCarr. I was really getting long burn times with the larger design so I went smaller to see what happens. It really is working out well. Last batch of twigs this evening were not dry enough to ignite from top. The branch I got them off of was broken off my Green Ash tree this spring and had not dried well enough. I ventured< i Gained :mrgreen:
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Re: Woodgaz UL wood burning stove.

Post by cadyak » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:02 am

I was referring to how you closed your cyclinder. I use needlenose pliers to "tie" the edges together.

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Re: Woodgaz UL wood burning stove.

Post by zelph » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:42 am

cadyak wrote:I was referring to how you closed your cyclinder. I use needlenose pliers to "tie" the edges together.
The edge is overlapped by one wire thickness and welded. Every 1/2" there is a weld where the 4 wires meet. The welding is an "exact" process. The mesh is held in place securely as the welding tips compress and melt/fuse the four wires together.
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Re: Woodgaz UL wood burning stove.

Post by zelph » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:03 pm

This is a video made this past weekend. It shows how it looks when top lit with paper. As the video progresses watch how clean it burns up to a point where it needs to have it lit again because it had gone into a smoke mode because of wind blowing. If I had a pot on it, it probably would not have gone out.

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Re: Woodgaz UL wood burning stove.

Post by Ridgerunner » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:34 am

DIY stoves seem to always burn differently with a pot on them. It is nice to watch the stove flame but all test should be conducted under the load of a water filled pot. AND different pots will effect stove performance. It is like matching ammunition to guns. The right combination is important for peak performance. ;)
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Re: Woodgaz UL wood burning stove.

Post by zelph » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:31 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:DIY stoves seem to always burn differently with a pot on them. It is nice to watch the stove flame but all test should be conducted under the load of a water filled pot. AND different pots will effect stove performance. It is like matching ammunition to guns. The right combination is important for peak performance. ;)
Yes, as soon as a pot is placed on the support the amount of air passing through the fuel is decreased. I may ad an additional 1/2 inch to the height of this stove to eliminate some of the smoke produced. Even though I did not use a windscreen, the stove still got the boil of 2 cups of water. One batch of fuel burned with flame for approximately 15 min. The video is split into 2 parts to see it in it's entirety. The stove is only 3 3/4" x 4" in size. The area that contains the fuel is 2" x 3 3/4"(does not include the area for the paper starter)


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Re: Woodgaz UL wood burning stove.

Post by zelph » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:44 pm

This one shows size compared to size of my hand and it's loaded with fuel ready to top light :D

Simple stove that works great. I have plans to make a few available next month. Got to go hang in a hammock first ;) actually, there is a guy on HF's that wants to see it loaded in a hammock and lit also.........easier done than said :lol:

http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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