Jan. Entry #1 for CajunHiker

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Jan. Entry #1 for CajunHiker

Postby CajunHiker » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:57 am

Submitted for your approval (or not).
The RG and OS Stoves. The construction is similar to some other stoves made from the heavier aluminum bottles, but the jetting differs. The RG was the first attempt. I cut the center section too short, and got a so-so heat output. I'll try it again on the next one I get. Super simple to put together. No drillng. The OS was my attempt to remedy the errors I made in the first RG stove. Since the OS can was completely round, I had to fashion the inner section to look like the RG. The taller center section of the OS performed much better and I'll use the dimensions from it for the next attempt on the RG.

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Re: Jan. Entry #1 for CajunHiker

Postby zelph » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:49 pm

Hi Cajunhiker, very interesting entries.

The Right guard one looking better than the Old spice. It looks like you have some material you're able to cut off to reduce the height of the outer can of the RG stove or you can put in a spacer inside the can to make the center pot support be raised higher to see if you can achieve a hotter burn. Try raisng the pot support in 1/4 inch increments. It looks like you can reduce the height of the outer can by at least 1/2 inch.
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Re: Jan. Entry #1 for CajunHiker

Postby CajunHiker » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:08 pm

The RG absolutely looks better. I don't think there's enough room to lower the outer or raise the inner without opening up the jets too much. I'll check it again tonight. The main thing here is since the jets exit in an upward manner, the inner wall needs to have sufficient height as to not choke the stove when a pot (especially a Heine ) is placed on it.

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Re: Jan. Entry #1 for CajunHiker

Postby zelph » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:13 pm

CajunHiker wrote:The RG absolutely looks better. I don't think there's enough room to lower the outer or raise the inner without opening up the jets too much. I'll check it again tonight. The main thing here is since the jets exit in an upward manner, the inner wall needs to have sufficient height as to not choke the stove when a pot (especially a Heine ) is placed on it.


Yeh! I like the way it jets upward. Will you have enough material in a new RG to make an upward adjustment without opening the jets? There's your weekend project for ya :D
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Re: Jan. Entry #1 for CajunHiker

Postby zelph » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:16 pm

Your co-workers must thing you're the best smellin person around. Your house/apartment must small pretty good also :mrgreen:
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Re: Jan. Entry #1 for CajunHiker

Postby CajunHiker » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:24 pm

I inherited both of the cans from my nephew. I'm strickly a stick guy.
Lengthening the inner wall will continue with the cylindrical portion of the can and the outer wall can then be varied to open up or close the jet.

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Re: Jan. Entry #1 for CajunHiker

Postby Ridgerunner » Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:00 pm

Nicely done CajunHiker! The first one does have a nicer flame. Does the Heine pot fit snuggly with no play? Similar to the Whitebox stove without drilling the side jets. Did you wickitize it ?
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Re: Jan. Entry #1 for CajunHiker

Postby CajunHiker » Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:50 pm

Heine pot fits and is pretty stable. The stove diameter is smaller than the white box stove. Once I get a fresh RG can to work with, I'll cut the inner wall extra long and experiment with flaring it out to make a tighter fit. I'll try to post a comparison pic later tonight.
No wicky. The pics show the whole stove. Also, you'll notice that the outer wall of the OS takes on an octagonal shape. This is due to the fact that the inner wall is the same diameter. The RG's inner wall fits perfectly into the out due to the fact that it is slightly smaller in diameter. The outer wall remains cylindrical. This also slightly changes the shape of the jets.

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Re: Jan. Entry #1 for CajunHiker

Postby zelph » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:57 pm

Cajunhiker, the RG stove turned out the best and was a great entry and we thank you for doing a great design and entering your stove.
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