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by zelph
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: TESTING CONSISTENCY & CORK & sSCREEN CLOSENEss
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: TESTING CONSISTENCY & CORK & sSCREEN CLOSENEss

Make the distance 2" from top of burner to bottom of heat exchanger and pots. Use high temp silicone from automotive store. Used as gasket glue for engine blocks. 1/8" cork should work nicely. 1/2" space between pot and wall of windscreen. Make sure you sufficient incoming air holes a...
by zelph
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Cutting down a 1 qt Paul Revere tea kettle
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Cutting down a 1 qt Paul Revere tea kettle

Long time no see :-) put together a wooden unit similar to a bread slicer about 1 inch taller than the diameter of the kettle. Have it so the kettle fits tight in the wooden fixture and then use your sawzall on slooooow speed to make the cut following the channel in the fixture. Or use a hacksaw. Ad...
by zelph
Thu May 30, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Welding helmet light
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Welding helmet light

I always wear a small led on my helmet when welding titanium. :mrgreen:
by zelph
Wed May 22, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Just Plain Ole Camp Cooking
Topic: Best cookset
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Best cookset

What do you think of the jetboil, why switch?
by zelph
Tue May 21, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Zen and the art of lightweight backpacking
Topic: The philisophy of lightweight backpacking?
Replies: 44
Views: 20420

Re: The philisophy of lightweight backpacking?

Very helpful, thank you for your input.
by zelph
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Stove selection
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Stove selection

Glad to have been able to share a few small ideas. Don't start making stoves, bad for your health ;) it's addictive!
by zelph
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Stove selection
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Stove selection

Use only the upper section of the Toaks wood stove, don't create a double wall. One load of wood should boil 500ml of water. Be creative :)

Double walls are obsolete :)

Cost for shipping 3 mega Starlyte $14.00
by zelph
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Stove selection
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Stove selection

Wood fires made with dry hardwood, no bark twigs, stacked in the vertical position and then top lit will give off the least amount of smoke. Double wall stoves have been proven not to be more efficient. Lixada was chosen by design of pot support s and then by price. Take a Lixada and a Companion bur...
by zelph
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Stove selection
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Stove selection

No pots with heat exchangers :geek:
by zelph
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Stove selection
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Stove selection

Glad you are here :)

I prefer the Lixada if I had to purchase one. I use wood most of the time, single wall stoves are easy to make.

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