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Re: MK1-UL

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:19 pm
by realityguy
Personally..I think you are just putting up a smokescreen...or just blowing smoke up someone's behind.. :roll:

You wood stove junkies are all alike..

:lol:

Re: MK1-UL

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:40 pm
by DarenN
zelph wrote:Daren, do you have stoves on the shelf ready to ship?

Connie, have you been using yours lately while out and about/ Have you tried top lighting a batch as of yet?

This weekend I'll be testing the MK-1 original with batch loads that are top lighted. I'm hooked on the process, got to try all kinds of stoves to see the results. Call me addicted!!!! :lol: :lol:
i haven't gotten to building any UL's yet.
i was kinda hoping to hear back from Connie on the issue of durability of the light material.

i have had no trouble at batch boiling with the MK-1, bottom lit.

Re: MK1-UL

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:57 pm
by zelph
Connie!!!!! send me your MK1-UL so I can test it....see if I can burn it up/melt it :mrgreen:

It should only cost a couple of bucks, send me a pm with your mailing address and I'll send you a prepaid mailing label.

Re: MK1-UL

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:25 am
by ConnieD
zelph, that is so not happening.

The MK1-UL wood stove is a "keeper".

darenN, I have not been able to "burn it up" with normal use.

It burns hot, as it is.

Why "fix" something that already works fine?

I went out to Portland, OR and back to Great Falls, MT by H90 to H12 dropping into Helena, MT from MacDonald Pass (over 6,000'). I think the roadsign may have said 5% grade, trucks 25 mph recommended. The road and the view was impressive. Helena, MT appears to be surrounded by mountains. I went up H15 padt Gates of the Mountains recreation area.

There were fishing access signs all over the Montana portion of the route. I think, I didn't miss any.

I liked the area going out MT 200 to Missoula and on to Portland, OR, where the sign said Ovander, MT 11 miles and up past there for some distance.

I recommend those routes, I mentioned, for driving and for stopping for a nice trout.

My Old Town Loon 138 got stopped twice for "inspections" but it never got in the water to have invasive species weeds get stuck on it. I wash it, thoroughly, with West Marine Hardware "Boat Wash" when I pull it out of the water.

Why use a boat, when the fish jump right in the pan?

The MK1-UL doesn't need any "improvement".

Okay, the bends at the corners could slide easier. Got a sheet metal bender at the shop? This one appears hammered.

That is ALL the "criticism" I have got!

I did purchase a package of fillet of mignon steak, the edge wrapped with a slice of bacon.

I will let you know, if it tastes good.

Re: MK1-UL

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:58 am
by ConnieD
I read my post, and I forgot to mention the Columbia River Scenic Area.

There were wind surfers on the river for about a hundred miles.

Maybe there was an event?

The shoreline sand, shoreline gravel, shoreline rocks or shoreline dirt or any combination are ideal for the MK1-UL.

I didn't stop over to the Washington State side to put the boat in (conservation permit required) to look around the islands at the bird sanctuary there.

I also didn't go to the Swan River, I planned. Turn left, off H200 once back in Montana.

Another time.

<sigh>

My "stove memories" are closely tied to "place memories" and "food memories".

Re: MK1-UL

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:25 pm
by zelph
zelph, that is so not happening.
:cry: :cry: :cry:

It has to be used once a week or else it will collect dust just sitting on a shelf :P

Re: MK1-UL

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:28 pm
by Ridgerunner
The MK1-UL doesn't need any "improvement".
How well does it simmer? :P :lol:

Re: MK1-UL

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:25 pm
by realityguy
How well does it simmer? :P :lol:
I imagine it simmers great... if you raise the pot 6" above the stove or wait until it's about to go out.. :roll: ..like all wood stoves...Daren..you working on a simmer ring attachment yet? ;) Do you use a 2-pinecone-simmer..or a 4-pinecone-simmer?

Re: MK1-UL

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:31 pm
by DarenN
Connie;
i'm glad you like the MK1-UL. the corners are bent with a machine called a "bar folder". it bends with sets of narrow fingers. this is what causes the little bumps in the edge of the lighter material. nothing i can really do about it unless i spend a bunch of extra time. more time = more cost.

i made a couple original MK1's this morning, then worked all day. so i guess i must be getting better, even though i'm a bit stiff and sore right now.

Re: MK1-UL

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:46 am
by ConnieD
I remember using a piece of metal with the right edge for folding sheet metal.

I also had a "little" machine that folder sheet metal: it looked somewhat like a 3-hole paper punch, for size.

I am on-the-road with an Alltel "loaner" USB, loaned by Alltel I am considering purchasing for on-the-road use.

I looked at the top-lighting thread. I will have to try it, I guess.