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The Newb's stove

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:02 pm
by steamjam
Hey Everyone,
The new guy here. Here is the wood stove I've built. It's made out of a 12oz Don Francisco's coffee tin and a Progresso soup tin which fits just right into the coffee can without trimming the coffee can.. It burns pretty close to smoke free and leaves nearly zero ash.

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Re: The Newb's stove

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:56 pm
by zelph
Glad to have you here steamjam. :D

I like your stove design. That combination makes for a nice burning stove. I can picture in my mind it burning with very little smoke. My goto fuel for hikes is "twigs" :D Backup fuel is denatured alcohol. More bang there for my buck. HEET is ok but kinda wimpy on the btu's

What do you use for the pot support?

Re: The Newb's stove

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:09 pm
by Ridgerunner
Nice job steamjam! Looks like a very functional burner. You just need a pot stand to make the stove complete ;)

Re: The Newb's stove

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:22 pm
by steamjam
Oh yeah... forgot the pot support.. :)

I use a salvaged pot support from a "utility" Diethylene fuel can stove.

Re: The Newb's stove

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:24 pm
by steamjam
zelph wrote:Glad to have you here steamjam. :D

I like your stove design. That combination makes for a nice burning stove. I can picture in my mind it burning with very little smoke. My goto fuel for hikes is "twigs" :D Backup fuel is denatured alcohol. More bang there for my buck. HEET is ok but kinda wimpy on the btu's

What do you use for the pot support?
I also use an alcohol stove as a back up. In my case a trangia with a mojo pot stand.

Re: The Newb's stove

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:16 am
by zelph
I use a salvaged pot support from a "utility" Diethylene fuel can stove.
Good choice for pot support. Saw one of those in my garage yesterday :D I need to do a good cleaning in my garage to weed out some unused stuff.

I sell a lot of "companion burners" for bushbuddy stoves. I guess it's because they're so inexpensive and you get a lot for your buck.

I get a cheap thrill when I get a nice clean burn from a wood stove :DB: :DBfire:

Re: The Newb's stove

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:38 am
by steamjam
here is the stove set at work. The pot is an old Coleman Peak I picked up from a 2nd hand store a few years ago.

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Re: The Newb's stove

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:21 pm
by zelph
Yes!!!!! that's what we like to see :mrgreen: flames coming up the sides of the pot....clean looking flames.. ;)

These little stoves are commonly called hobo stoves as you know :D Now!!!!........your photo is a "classic" collectors item. Yours is the very first photo that I have seen showing a hobo stove being used on the back end of a train kaboose along side a railroad track. :o

Tell us more about the photo location. Hobos are known to travel by train and sleep in shanty towns along the tracks. Your photo has character :D thanks for sharing it. :D