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Closure for pressurized and non pressurized stoves

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:44 pm
by zelph
These are oil fill caps. Might try using them in building stoves. I'm using them on my little kerosene stoves. Use them in place of threaded inserts. No screw needed in this type of closure. I purchased mine locally from my favorite "Peddlers Store". Mcmaster Carr would probably have them in the catalog.


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Re: Closure for pressurized and non pressurized stoves

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:51 am
by bmike
nice idea. are they aluminum? stainless?
would you epoxy them in place...?

i've been using binder posts, with a notch cut into them about 1/2 way down the post, and about 1/2 way through the post.
these work in soda / beer can stoves due to the concave surface. pull the post out, set it into the notch, pour fuel in, knock post out of notch.

works well for 'variable' pressure stoves, as the binder post can move in and out as the stove pressure builds. (i started doing this when making modified penny stoves - never wanted to lose the penny!)

Re: Closure for pressurized and non pressurized stoves

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:48 am
by zelph
I'll have to check if they are stainless and I will JB weld epoxy them in place.

The notched binder post is a good idea.

I made a Hybridised Fancy Feast stove that has a disc over the fill hole. I have to take some photos to show how it's attached to prevent loss.