Lighting the Backcountry boiler

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bbb
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Re: DoubleBase Lighting the Backcountry boiler

Post by bbb » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:26 pm

zelph wrote:Are you able to fill the doubled firebox with one load of fuel and boil 2 cups ?
I haven't finished making it yet :oops:

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Re: DoubleBase Lighting the Backcountry boiler

Post by zelph » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:14 pm

bbb wrote:
zelph wrote:Are you able to fill the doubled firebox with one load of fuel and boil 2 cups ?
I haven't finished making it yet :oops:
It would be nice if you finished making it by this coming weekend and do some tests on Saturday :mrgreen:

Getter done!!!!
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Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

Post by bbb » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 am

Construction is in progress. :D

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Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

Post by zelph » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:12 pm

bbb wrote:Construction is in progress. :D
I know how that is :D I make lots of changes in the process of progress of procrastination. The longer I procrastinate, the more ideas I get to make things better.
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Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

Post by bbb » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:09 am

Here it is. Due to lack of flush fittings doesn't nest completely when packed (1.5in taller than I wanted) but 1st burn worked.

Has a mesh raised floor (the lower cylindrical/conic mesh cage is an extension of my crude detachable joint between the 2 halves: the cylinder-ish mesh simply protrudes a bit from the lower part into the top part.

Three inner mesh "pegs" locate the boiler when the firebase is in use.
Assembled
Assembled
from above
from above
From underneath
From underneath

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Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

Post by cadyak » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:10 am

Hey that looks really cool and stable. That is going to burn like mad. :geek:

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Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

Post by zelph » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:37 am

Really looks good. looks like it holds at least enough to boil 2 cups with one load of wood. 5" long twigs?
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Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

Post by bbb » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:12 pm

zelph wrote: like it holds at least enough to boil 2 cups with one load of wood
Just about so far (but only 2 burns)...
zelph wrote:5" long twigs?
Just random shorter lengths. Also the assembled base is only 3.5inches tall :D .

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Re: Backcountry Boiler Nesting Double height firebase

Post by bbb » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:20 am

I have simplified the double-base a bit:

a bigger top vent / view port and simpler lower part:
just 3 mesh tabs to locate the top half, and a mesh floor above the lower input holes: either attached with steel wire or hanging from one of the tab bolts and resting on a height setting bolt bolt.

This seems to work better and be easier to make. NB ALL bolts and mesh must be stainless steel NOT Galvanized(bad fumes).
BaseAssembled
BaseAssembled
BaseUpper
BaseUpper
BaseLower
BaseLower
BasePacked
BasePacked
BasePackedIntoBoiler
BasePackedIntoBoiler
BaseSupportingBoiler
BaseSupportingBoiler

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Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

Post by Ridgerunner » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:50 pm

Looking good, bbb! Did you take any burn pictures?
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