I was *really* bored at work....

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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Post by steamjam » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:54 am

zelph wrote:well then how are you doing on building stoves weather they be alcohol or wood burners?
I haven't spent alot of time building stoves as of late. Instead I've been using my free time with me mig fixing up 'ye old volkswagen.

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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Post by steamjam » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:15 pm

realityguy wrote:Apparently he's a lot smarter than us hoarders... :lol:
Nah. Since I couldn't decide which one to buy when I first started thinking about Coleman stoves, I'll just buy a bunch for cheap, try them all, pick out which one I like the best, then sell what remains. I even expanded it to include an old Primus stove. I think I might redo the tests to include simmering, starting time, fuel consumption, and for those dual fuel stoves, repeat the tests using gasoline, kerosene, and whatever else it can burn. Then try the stoves with a few mess kits to see what combination works best. But that will have to wait till the first of the year.. when I get REALLY REALLY REALLY bored at work.

Yet to be tested: Coleman 550B, 442, Smel 4, Optimus 8R, and just for the heck of it, that coffee tin wood gas stove I built last winter.

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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Post by zelph » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:56 pm

Oh My!!! good things to do for the New Year :D You're a collector for sure ;)

Make another wood/pellet burner ;)
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Post by realityguy » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:51 pm

You know..they do make short file cabinets.. :roll:

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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Post by steamjam » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:56 pm

zelph wrote:You're a collector for sure ;) Make another wood/pellet burner ;)
Collector? Nah. I don't believe things should sit around collecting dust. If I own it, Its going to get used. If its not used, then I will not own it for long... :-D

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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Post by Ridgerunner » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:47 am

Use a different one every day so you can justify keeping them all :P

Now we're talking' ; brilliant idea!
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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Post by zelph » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:37 am

Use a different one every day so you can justify keeping them all :P
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Post by steamjam » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:54 pm

Just for the heck of it, I borrowed a stainless steel Coleman 2qt pot and tried the test with the 533.
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2 cups water at 49 degrees to 212. result: 2 minutes, 48 seconds.

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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Post by zelph » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:28 pm

That's awful fast........I woudn't be able to take a p break in time to shut it off at the boil :mrgreen: half a cup would have boiled off by the time I got back :lol:
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: I was *really* bored at work....

Post by Ridgerunner » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:39 am

A powerful stove BUT at what cost in fuel consumption? :evil:
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