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by stovenoob
Fri May 06, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: What did I just make?
Replies: 8
Views: 3431

Re: What did I just make?

I think I'll call mine 'donut stoves'. I did more experimenting tonight, removing the grommet, using a bigger hole. None of my runs were as good as the first. Best seemed to be sans grommet, but with flame out at 9:00 at 201 degrees. Still haven't found an Al pot, so still handicapping myself with t...
by stovenoob
Fri May 06, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: What did I just make?
Replies: 8
Views: 3431

Re: What did I just make?

Thanks for the kind comments! I made a bigger one as well out of two Venom can bottoms. Notices the bent in top to cover the edge of the felt. Bigger hole that you can't see in the picture and no grommet. In the flame picture you can see an awesome jet that shoots up from the air hole. Same conditio...
by stovenoob
Thu May 05, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: What did I just make?
Replies: 8
Views: 3431

What did I just make?

I made it out of one of those cute little 251 ml Aluminum coke 'bottles' (~2/3s the diameter of regular can). Carbon felt surrounds the inside. There is a hole in the bottom for air to flow up into it that is plugged with a grommet to make it easier to squirt in the fuel without it dripping out. 2 c...
by stovenoob
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: Inside or Outside? Top or Bottom?
Replies: 1
Views: 1540

Inside or Outside? Top or Bottom?

So say you want to make some flavor or variant of a Pepsi can stove, or basically anything that has a top and a bottom that are pressed together. When making it from a thin can material it's easy enough to cut the top and bottom the same height and press together. But what if you're using a much thi...
by stovenoob
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Glorious Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 4606

Re: Glorious Failure

Thats pretty impressive! Any one know what the melting point of aluminum is? Im thinking 1100 degrees F, or something close to that? According to wikipedia, it melts at 1220 degrees F. My project didn't quite melt, but part of it got red hot. :) It really makes me think that concentrating heat in t...
by stovenoob
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Glorious Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 4606

Glorious Failure

I had the inspiration of a blow torch in my mind and a tube of 9/32 x .355mm Al in my hand when I embarked on this ill advised adventure. I wish I had taken a video of the 'melt down'. Who knew how easy it was to make Al look like a popped balloon?
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by stovenoob
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Using bolts for stand
Replies: 8
Views: 3078

Re: Using bolts for stand

Yup, that's what I did. Both the top and bottom of my stove were made out of a Venom can bottle bottom, for the sole purpose of being able to tap the top this way. The real trick was shaping the top, without using a press (which I don't have). I created a hexagon shaped piece of oak that the top cou...
by stovenoob
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Using bolts for stand
Replies: 8
Views: 3078

Re: Using bolts for stand

Indoor burning on 15 ml S-L-X: http://imgur.com/ML4qS.png With 4.5" base titanium teapot on top with a .5" gap: http://imgur.com/QXu6t.png Doing an indoors test with 2 cups of water and 15 ml of fuel I got to 190 degrees (9:50) on S-L-X and 183 degrees (9:20) on Everclear. I've built other peoples' ...
by stovenoob
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Using bolts for stand
Replies: 8
Views: 3078

Using bolts for stand

Venom top and bottom, screws are tapped directly into the top so that height can be adjusted when changing fuel. I thought about using thumbscrews, but the regular brass bolts turn easily enough by hand. Due to the weight of the cans, the type of stove, and the fact that I didn't use fiberglass insi...