Windscreen Pot Support

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Re: Windscreen Pot Support

Post by zelph » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:02 pm

Sudden, I'm thrilled about the fact that it can be left in the windscreen to pour :D Little things like that make life easier.......................I like easy :mrgreen:

The windscreen covers the entire pot.

The holes at the base are designed to allow only the amount of air needed for an eficient burn.

Connie mentioned about not needing an extra container to protect the pot and winscreen, excellent point. The Caldera cone for the Keg needs an additional container to protect both. Also the one they have for the foster can needs the plastic container.

Connie, good question on fitting in outside pockets of backpacks. I don't have a pack with me at camp to see how it fits but will do a little research on Monday at one of the local sporting goods stores that sell packs. I can give some dimensions of the windscreen to give an idea of how big it is.

The plastic lid on the Foster can sticks over the edge of the windscreen so that dimension is 3.5 inches.

The height of the kit is 6.5 inches.

The dimension of the windscreen from corner to corner is 4-7/8 inches...let's call it 5 inches ;)

So just for the fun of it let's say a pocket that will hold a bottle or pot 5 inches in diameter will also hold the windscreen kit.

The kit does not need a 1 cup generic Ridgline cup in it's bottom section. I stuck one in there just for the fun of it and it fit so nice :o

Naming it is difficult. Sudden's "Zelph boil Kit" is easy to say :D I like easy :mrgreen:

Surely the price tag that I put on it is not going to be like what's being charged for the Caldera Cones for Keg kits. (side note) I noticed trail designs has added ridges to their foster cans for added strenght. Wonder where they got the idea from :DB:

Connie, yes the modified Starlyte that you have is the same as in the video.

On Monday I'll be able to do some boil testing using solid fuel cubes and also weigh the kit.
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Re: Windscreen Pot Support

Post by ConnieD » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:54 pm

I noticed trail designs has added ridges to their foster cans for added strenght. Wonder where they got the idea from
They have even "reformed the bottem of the can". Flat Bottom Can.
http://www.traildesigns.com/stoves/keg-cans

They must be green with envy. :mrgreen:

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Re: Windscreen Pot Support

Post by zelph » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:31 pm

ConnieD wrote:
I noticed trail designs has added ridges to their foster cans for added strenght. Wonder where they got the idea from
They have even "reformed the bottem of the can". Flat Bottom Can.
http://www.traildesigns.com/stoves/keg-cans

They must be green with envy. :mrgreen:
Will it ever end :mrgreen:
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Re: Windscreen Pot Support

Post by zelph » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:15 pm

I'm back home for 2 days :D

As soon as I got home I weighed the kit.

Windscreen, 2 cup pot with lid and plastic lid to cover pot and 1 Starlyte burner = 3.9 ounces

Add the one cupper with plastic lid for a total of 4.5 ounces.

On the way home I had the thought of using a cross piece (+) on top of the pot while it's in the heat mode and putting the 1 cupper on top of it to catch any heat going on up over the top. You could have a 1/2 cup of water in there getting warm while you wait. :idea:

Tomorrow I'll get some time in doing some boils with solid fuel tabs and more alcohol tests. fun time ;)
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Re: Windscreen Pot Support

Post by zelph » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:42 am

Well no tests today :roll: but I did go out and purchase some "wetfire" solid fuel cubes. I could not find my Esbit's :mrgreen: You know about me having too much "stuff" It's the fault of oops56 :lol: He turned me into a collector :mrgreen:

I received in the mail my parts for making 20 of the Zelph's Inferno :mrgreen: I'm working on a batch.
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Re: Windscreen Pot Support

Post by zelph » Mon May 07, 2012 9:45 pm

This project is still alive :D

Time........all I need is more time :roll:

I'm waiting on parts for the burner....plastic cap to save unused fuel. 8-)
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Re: Windscreen Pot Support

Post by zelph » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:00 am

I now have covers for the fuel cells to be used with the combination windscreen pot support. The fuel cells aka "burners" hold 1.5 ounces of fuel. They burn for 19 minutes on one filling. They can be snuffed out at any time just by flipping over or using the bottom of another fuel cell placed on top of it. 20 seconds after being snuffed out the cover can be placed on the burner to conserve any fuel remaining. I filled a burner/fuel cell and placed the cover on it and no fuel evaporated after a two week period of time. The covers have a retainer attached so the cover will not get displaced from the burner. It can be detached if a lighter weight burner is desired.

I am slowly progressing :D
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Re: Windscreen Pot Support

Post by ConnieD » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:25 am

Those lids are interesting.

They won't leak, when everything is packed up?

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Re: Windscreen Pot Support

Post by zelph » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:50 pm

ConnieD wrote:Those lids are interesting.

They won't leak, when everything is packed up?
No, they don't leak. 3 of them will hold enough fuel for a 2 day overnight hike adventure. 4.5 ounces of fuel. They replace your need for a fuel bottle
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Re: Windscreen Pot Support

Post by Ridgerunner » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:18 pm

Who would have thunk ....... Nice idea and find Zelph ;)
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