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Re: THE BEANER - WorldStoveUSA

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:33 am
by Ridgerunner
i'll still build one and see how it works. it'll only waste about fifteen minutes of my time.
In the interest of Stovie science! :ugeek:
It looks way to top heavy to me but Zelph will give us a full report, I'm sure ;)

Re: THE BEANER - WorldStoveUSA

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:52 pm
by zelph
It arrived in the mail today.....Nice piece of pipe and nice work on hole punching, nice piece of work, robust stove.

Stove height - 5.340

I.D. - 1.92

O.D. - 2.05

Wall thickness .060

36 holes located 1-3/8" from bottom edge (1/8" hole)

19 holes located 3- 7/8" from bottom edge (1/8" hole)

3 holes located 3/16" from top edge (5/16" hole)

Re: THE BEANER - WorldStoveUSA

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:25 pm
by realityguy
Let us know the "burnout life" of the necessary outer aluminum can's bottom using the biomass fuel..... ;) Still..for $50 I would assume they'd finish the stove for ya.... :lol:

I think it's been posted somewhere..anybody remember the diameter of a foster's large can?..how about the heinie pot can?

Re: THE BEANER - WorldStoveUSA

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:17 pm
by DarenN
thanks Zelph;
looking at the pic i have to assume that your measurement of "3/16 from the top" is measured to the top edge of the hole. yes?
did you measure to the bottom of the other two sets of holes? or to the hole center?

i knew i had some 2" OD S/S tubing at the shop. i cut two pieces at 5 1/2" inches today and brought them home for layout.

Daren......

Re: THE BEANER - WorldStoveUSA

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:06 pm
by realityguy
Darn..I gave away my heinie pot and i think it would have fit perfect on my Big Beaner..Now I have to go buy another heinie can... :evil:

Re: THE BEANER - WorldStoveUSA

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:12 pm
by DarenN
realityguy wrote:Darn..I gave away my heinie pot and i think it would have fit perfect on my Big Beaner..Now I have to go buy another heinie can... :evil:


you'll feel better after you empty the can! ;)

Re: THE BEANER - WorldStoveUSA

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:01 pm
by realityguy
I know.. :mrgreen: ..but I still don't like beer in a can...The problem is my $2 Big beaner is going to jump to about $5-5.50! :o

Re: THE BEANER - WorldStoveUSA

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:16 pm
by zelph
DarenN wrote:thanks Zelph;
looking at the pic i have to assume that your measurement of "3/16 from the top" is measured to the top edge of the hole. yes?
did you measure to the bottom of the other two sets of holes? or to the hole center?

i knew i had some 2" OD S/S tubing at the shop. i cut two pieces at 5 1/2" inches today and brought them home for layout.

Daren......


Yes, to the top edge of the hole. the other dimensions are to the center of the holes.

I did a little reading today and find that the stoves does not burn the fuel all the way to the bottom of the stove when wood pellets are used. The aluminum can should fare well.

Tomorrow I'll post some interesting test results made by others that own the Beaner. Everyone reading this thread hold off on purchasing one until my findings are complete and posted. Word coming in is not favorable for it to be a backpacking stove. In the real world we want to use twigs as fuel, not store bought wood or paper pellets. If we carry fuel in with us, let's carry alcohol ;)

Re: THE BEANER - WorldStoveUSA

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:22 pm
by realityguy
You mean I shouldn't have gone out and bought a 50lb bag of pellets to carry with me? :o ... :cry:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: THE BEANER - WorldStoveUSA

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:36 pm
by DarenN
zelph wrote:
DarenN wrote:thanks Zelph;
looking at the pic i have to assume that your measurement of "3/16 from the top" is measured to the top edge of the hole. yes?
did you measure to the bottom of the other two sets of holes? or to the hole center?

i knew i had some 2" OD S/S tubing at the shop. i cut two pieces at 5 1/2" inches today and brought them home for layout.

Daren......


Yes, to the top edge of the hole. the other dimensions are to the center of the holes.

I did a little reading today and find that the stoves does not burn the fuel all the way to the bottom of the stove when wood pellets are used. The aluminum can should fare well.

Tomorrow I'll post some interesting test results made by others that own the Beaner. Everyone reading this thread hold off on purchasing one until my findings are complete and posted. Word coming in is not favorable for it to be a backpacking stove. In the real world we want to use twigs as fuel, not store bought wood or paper pellets. If we carry fuel in with us, let's carry alcohol ;)


thanks Zelph.

and if we are going to carry alcohol for fuel, why the hell would we carry a stove that weighs as much as the beaner? i'm just sayin'......