water cooled? or add water?

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water cooled? or add water?

Postby bmike » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:34 pm

playing with wicks... wondering about water cooling a stove.
floated a starlyte and my turbion and my ring wick stove on water to get a slower burn - esp when in a heat / wind shield.
floated a penny stove too. had to get it primed first though!

wonder if adding a % of water to the fuel would do the same?
any thoughts?

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Re: water cooled? or add water?

Postby zelph » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:05 pm

bmike wrote:playing with wicks... wondering about water cooling a stove.
floated a starlyte and my turbion and my ring wick stove on water to get a slower burn - esp when in a heat / wind shield.
floated a penny stove too. had to get it primed first though!

wonder if adding a % of water to the fuel would do the same?
any thoughts?


Always test your burn rate with pot above burner in position. Adding water will slow burn rate down. Use Isopropyl 91 alcohol to acomplish the same results.(9% water)

Reduce amount of wicks in turbion by one wick to reduce burn rate. Delete another one it you want slower. Reduce center hole size. Add plumbers cloth to inside of stove to absorb fuel and slow it down also.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: water cooled? or add water?

Postby bmike » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:07 pm

zelph wrote:
Reduce amount of wicks in turbion by one wick to reduce burn rate. Delete another one it you want slower. Reduce center hole size. Add plumbers cloth to inside of stove to absorb fuel and slow it down also.


reduced the center hole size to 3/8" or 1/2" and i blew the top off!
might have to try 5 wicks. i have a 4 and 6 version.

thanks for the info.

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Re: water cooled? or add water?

Postby zelph » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:15 pm

bmike wrote:
zelph wrote:
Reduce amount of wicks in turbion by one wick to reduce burn rate. Delete another one it you want slower. Reduce center hole size. Add plumbers cloth to inside of stove to absorb fuel and slow it down also.


reduced the center hole size to 3/8" or 1/2" and i blew the top off!
might have to try 5 wicks. i have a 4 and 6 version.

thanks for the info.


Oops!!! fill it with plumbers cloth :D
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/


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