Wine Cooler Stoves

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phoenix_one
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Wine Cooler Stoves

Post by phoenix_one » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:47 pm

I have two stainless steel double walled wine coolers.

I though they would each make very sturdy woodgas stoves.

One is 8" High and 5" diameter (flared end) and the other 7 3/4" high and 4 1/2" diameter (squared end).

Solid one piece construction.

I would like build something similar to a Everything Nice Stove and would appreciate your wisdom on how should I proceed.

Apparently I only need to make the holes but since I only have one shot on each I would like guidance on the size and placement of the inner and outer holes.

Your input is appeciated.
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Re: Wine Cooler Stoves

Post by zelph » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:44 pm

Equally space six. 1/2 inch diameter holes around the top and the bottom. Bottom row should be 1 inch from bottom of container. Top row of holes should be 1 inch from top rim of container.

The coolers should make a nice stove. I know you'll have fun on the first one. I'm confident you'll make two stoves :D Nobody can make just "one" :mrgreen:
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Re: Wine Cooler Stoves

Post by phoenix_one » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:59 pm

I am assuming that the bottom holes are on the outside wall of the container and the top row are to be located on inside wall.
Corrrect? Or drill through both walls?

No holes necessary on bottom inner wall.

When filling with fuel how high should it go? past the top holes?

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Re: Wine Cooler Stoves

Post by zelph » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:08 pm

plan on 4 -5 inch twigs(dry) ;)

Make it easy on yourself. Drill holes all the way through.

Place a grate 1/2 off the bottom.

Read my threads on how to vertical stack and top light.

No wood goes past the top holes in what you call a gassifier.
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Re: Wine Cooler Stoves

Post by shingaling » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:13 am

I've seen those double walled wine coolers in the thrift store, and they're very nice. I made a stove out of a shorter ice bucket, and it works well, but a wine bottle cooler might have a touch more draft. Make lots of holes. Consider cutting slots with an angle grinder or a dremel cut off tool.
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Re: Wine Cooler Stoves

Post by phoenix_one » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:41 pm

Update!!

It was a pain to drill heavy gauge curved stainless steel with proper equipment. Broke a lot of drill bits. A drill press would've been nice.

I improvised and clamped the wine cooler.

I'll do a fire test and I'll let you know how it goes.
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I drilled 8 1/2" holes around the base.
I drilled 8 1/2" holes around the base.
2 rows of 5/32 approx. 1" from top and bottom. 16 holes total.
2 rows of 5/32 approx. 1" from top and bottom. 16 holes total.
I covered the external 5/32" holes with aluminum flashing and secure it with wire.
I covered the external 5/32" holes with aluminum flashing and secure it with wire.

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Re: Wine Cooler Stoves

Post by zelph » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:25 pm

I think you'll have a hard time getting it to burn due to lack of oxygen. I suppose it will depend on your fuel and how you prepare the stove.

we look forward to your test results. :D
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