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Sensations Stove

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:37 pm
by Skidsteer
I rushed to publish this one because Zelph's June stove is so similar I didn't want him to think I had a hidden camera in his workshop. :lol:

Anyway, this is a raw prototype with a lot of promise. The "Sensations Stove":

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Made with a:

-Travel size cologne spray from Wal-Mart
-A spring from a junk flashlight
-The top and lid from a quart size PVC cleaner can
-Wick from muffler wrap and self-adhesive drywall tape
-Two short pieces of S.S. Turkey lacers

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The lid is beautifully fuel tight because that's what it's designed for:

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When the lid is unscrewed, the wick pops up:

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Some stats:

-I'm getting 12 minute 2-cup boils. Slow, I know, but I was nearly out of muffler wrap so i used mostly drywall tape. With a wick of mostly muffler wrap and a final wrap of drywall tape the burn times will come down, I'm sure.
-Fuel capacity is over 7 oz. More than twice the capacity of a Trangia.
-Weight of the stove is 2 ounces

Things I'll change in the next version:

-The wick
-A weaker spring. The flashlight spring is waaaay too strong.
-an integrated pot stand

Re: Sensations Stove

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:01 pm
by oops56
Skidsteer wrote:I rushed to publish this one because Zelph's June stove is so similar I didn't want him to think I had a hidden camera in his workshop. :lol:

Anyway, this is a raw prototype with a lot of promise. The "Sensations Stove":

Image

Made with a:

-Travel size cologne spray from Wal-Mart
-A spring from a junk flashlight
-The top and lid from a quart size PVC cleaner can
-Wick from muffler wrap and self-adhesive drywall tape
-Two short pieces of S.S. Tukey lacers

ImageImageImageImageImage

The lid is beautifully fuel tight because that's what it's designed for:

Image

When the lid is unscrewed, the wick pops up:

Image

Some stats:

-I'm getting 12 minute 2-cup boils. Slow, I know, but I was nearly out of muffler wrap so i used mostly drywall tape. With a wick of mostly muffler wrap and a final wrap of drywall tape the burn times will come down, I'm sure.
-Fuel capacity is over 7 oz. More than twice the capacity of a Trangia.
-Weight of the stove is 2 ounces

Things I'll change in the next version:

-The wick
-A weaker spring. The flashlight spring is waaaay too strong.
-an integrated pot stand


After it pops up is the wick long enough to stay in the alcohol it looks short in the photo

Re: Sensations Stove

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:45 pm
by Skidsteer
It is.

The spring compresses all the way into the body of the wick. I've burned through a couple fillings and it seems to pick up all the fuel OK.

Re: Sensations Stove

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:51 pm
by zelph
Make sure there are no air holes around the wick to to ignite vapor. Remember my story of flaming wads of wick flying in my kitchen :lol:

My entry for june is the type that blew when I made one with alcohol and had a hole along side the wick that allowed the flame of the wick to ignite the vapor down the side through the hole, whooohoooo!!!! what a thrill, what a----thrill :lol:

Never mind, your last post came as I was sending mine through. Interesting, wonder how yours is sealed.

Re: Sensations Stove

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:07 pm
by Skidsteer
zelph wrote:Never mind, your last post came as I was sending mine through. Interesting, wonder how yours is sealed.


Perhaps because there is quite a lot of extra space around the wick. I wanted to make sure that, in this first draft, the wick would slide easily up and down so I didn't make it particularly snug.

Also, maybe the fact that @ 5/16" is above the opening in open air makes a difference?