Mine for Month of June

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zelph
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Mine for Month of June

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:19 am

I pulled this one out of the files :)

The "Zengia"

A poor mans Trangia has arrived. It's a DIY Trangia hybrid.

It's made from a can of Magic Heat. The original wimpy wick was replaced with an appropriate mega-wick.

It has a threaded fuel filling hole that accepts a 1/4-20 thumb screw for closing.

It's burning the Magic Heat fuel(available in gallons)

It boiled 2 cups of 55 degree water in 10 1/2 min.

The fuel requires a wick to burn. It will not ignite by itself. The fill cap can be left off the burner, no chance of it exploding. This fuel is amazingly safe. It's used in the resteraunt/catering industry for warming food.

I've only made one test burn to check boil time. No other information available.

Cap screws on for fuel retention/storage just like the Trangia.

As the wick gets used, there may be better test results.
I have an idea to eliminate the fuel fill hole by putting an aluminum tube down the center and use that as the fuel entry point.

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Re: Mine for Month of June

Postby oops56 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:16 pm

zelph wrote:I pulled this one out of the files :)

The "Zengia"

A poor mans Trangia has arrived. It's a DIY Trangia hybrid.

It's made from a can of Magic Heat. The original wimpy wick was replaced with an appropriate mega-wick.

It has a threaded fuel filling hole that accepts a 1/4-20 thumb screw for closing.

It's burning the Magic Heat fuel(available in gallons)

It boiled 2 cups of 55 degree water in 10 1/2 min.

The fuel requires a wick to burn. It will not ignite by itself. The fill cap can be left off the burner, no chance of it exploding. This fuel is amazingly safe. It's used in the resteraunt/catering industry for warming food.

I've only made one test burn to check boil time. No other information available.

Cap screws on for fuel retention/storage just like the Trangia.

As the wick gets used, there may be better test results.
I have an idea to eliminate the fuel fill hole by putting an aluminum tube down the center and use that as the fuel entry point.

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That cap where the wick is will pop out and back in so as to fill it
Man play with fire man get burnt

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Re: Mine for Month of June

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:42 pm

That cap where the wick is will pop out and back in so as to fill it


I removed it and filled the entire hole with wick.

I used exhaust header wrap for the wick. Stove gasket would work great for the wick, 2 or 3 stuffed in there should work great.
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Re: Mine for Month of June

Postby Skidsteer » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:52 pm

Wow. Wait til you see mine for June, Zelph.

Everyone will think we're neighbors and are peeking through the workshop windows spying on each other. :D
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