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Re: For consideration for the December Stove of the Month

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:53 pm
by realityguy
Nice video!..looks like some professional work going on there.. ;)

I'm wondering why you flattened the bottom..did you try it rounded first and it didn't work right?..just curious..

Re: For consideration for the December Stove of the Month

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:12 pm
by zelph
Very successful design followed by a great tutorial Video. Thank You for sharing the fruits of your tinkering :D

You Ventured, You Gained ;)

Re: For consideration for the December Stove of the Month

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:13 pm
by realityguy
I was trying to put one together like that..and noticed I'd forgotten the bottom rises up so bad in the bottle I was using.I'm going to hammer it down and see if it presses in better.Instead of notches..thinking I'll just throw a little piece of mesh down there instead.
I have no idea if flattening the bottom changes anything or not...

Re: For consideration for the December Stove of the Month

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:02 pm
by zelph
just tinkering wrote:So, Realityguy asked "why did I flatten the bottom?". Well, from past experience, I believe that if the jets and the center burner go out at the same time then I get optimal performance. I do not know what other people think about this. With other stoves that I have built, I have found that when the inner and outer chambers meet at the lowest levels then they tend to go out at the same time. I am oppen to any suggestions that other people may have. :DB:


Do a comparison test, one with flattened bottom and one not flat. I would think the non-flattened would make sure all fuel was directed to the wall of the stove. I would make the screen mesh extend to the bottom of the stove so the fuel touches the mesh. The mesh will draw the fuel upward between the 2 walls and be vaporized. Give it a try.

Re: For consideration for the December Stove of the Month

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:21 am
by zelph
The compression of teh mesh between the two parts can be pretty significant. See pictures below.


Wow!!!! that is significant. Nice photos and instructions.

Do you have many cans fracture during the compression process?

Re: For consideration for the December Stove of the Month

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:11 am
by zelph
Ice is my friend!!!! :D Got 8" of snow today and got friendly with it, me and the snowblower :lol:

Staying tuned and await your progress. :D

WD40 is my friend also ;)

Re: For consideration for the December Stove of the Month

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:00 pm
by zelph
What do I think of it???
I give it 2 thumbs up :D


Re: For consideration for the December Stove of the Month

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:12 pm
by realityguy
What do I think of it???
I give it 2 thumbs up :D



Appears someone has a massive mental block for a stove idea..or is awful bored... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Maybe you can draw faces on them and have a puppet show! :o :DP: :DP: :DP:

:lol:

Re: For consideration for the December Stove of the Month

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:04 pm
by zelph
Appears someone has a massive mental block for a stove idea..or is awful bored...


:DBfire: Oh My!!!!!! I'm working on a stove like no other stove :o far from being bored :DBfire: :DBfire: :DBfire:

Re: For consideration for the December Stove of the Month

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:01 pm
by Growler
Would it be possible to leave sat 1/2 inch or so of the inner can to act as the pot holder, or is the construction not hefty enough?