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by bbb
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Wood miser "grate" for saving fuel
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Wood miser "grate" for saving fuel

I found this (for house wood fires) but wondered if cut down to size and enclosed in hardware cloth (to protect human hands from touching its sharp edges when handling the stove) it might be useful for backpacking stoves.

http://www.woodmiser.co.uk/
by bbb
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: New Titanium Cone and New Pot Design
Replies: 29
Views: 9615

Re: New Titanium Cone and New Pot Design: as cylinder

I wondered if a (slightly heavier) cylinder variant might be useful: the cylinder could wrap around the (blackened) pot thus reducing contact with soot and keeping soot out of pot inner. The disadvantage might be extra weight in the cylinder to compensate for less rigidity due to its its non-cone-ne...
by bbb
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Lighting the Backcountry boiler
Replies: 80
Views: 19578

Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

zelph wrote:
bbb wrote:A few extra twigs fed in seems to be necessary.


do you feed them through the bottom or top?


From the top is easiest when the fires going well. When not, the fire can be poked etc thru the firebase upper "window".
by bbb
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Lighting the Backcountry boiler
Replies: 80
Views: 19578

Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

zelph wrote:I see the tabs now :) Can you get 2 cups to boil on one load of twigs or do you have to feed more when necessary?


A few extra twigs fed in seems to be necessary.
by bbb
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Lighting the Backcountry boiler
Replies: 80
Views: 19578

Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

Very nice....how does the upper attach to the lower? If you look closely at the lower you should see 3 mesh tabs (just like the upper): these just fit into the top half (quite tightly). Looking good, bbb! Did you take any burn pictures? Thanks. But sorry no flame photo: I like to keep my camera sep...
by bbb
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Lighting the Backcountry boiler
Replies: 80
Views: 19578

Re: Backcountry Boiler Nesting Double height firebase

I have simplified the double-base a bit: a bigger top vent / view port and simpler lower part: just 3 mesh tabs to locate the top half, and a mesh floor above the lower input holes: either attached with steel wire or hanging from one of the tab bolts and resting on a height setting bolt bolt. This s...
by bbb
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Lighting the Backcountry boiler
Replies: 80
Views: 19578

Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

zelph wrote: like it holds at least enough to boil 2 cups with one load of wood

Just about so far (but only 2 burns)...

zelph wrote:5" long twigs?

Just random shorter lengths. Also the assembled base is only 3.5inches tall :D .
by bbb
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Lighting the Backcountry boiler
Replies: 80
Views: 19578

Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

Here it is. Due to lack of flush fittings doesn't nest completely when packed (1.5in taller than I wanted) but 1st burn worked. Has a mesh raised floor (the lower cylindrical/conic mesh cage is an extension of my crude detachable joint between the 2 halves: the cylinder-ish mesh simply protrudes a b...
by bbb
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Lighting the Backcountry boiler
Replies: 80
Views: 19578

Re: Lighting the Backcountry boiler

Construction is in progress. :D
by bbb
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Lighting the Backcountry boiler
Replies: 80
Views: 19578

Re: DoubleBase Lighting the Backcountry boiler

zelph wrote:Are you able to fill the doubled firebox with one load of fuel and boil 2 cups ?


I haven't finished making it yet :oops:

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