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by WanderingStovie
Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Stove that got me banned from Kitchen
Replies: 6
Views: 2677

Re: Stove that got me banned from Kitchen

Thanks for sharing. That'll take some hair off your chest. The area of the hole was too small relative to the volume inside the can where fuel vapors and air formed an explosive mixture. A 1" diameter hole seems large enough for stoves I have tried, but that can you used is probably much bigger...
by WanderingStovie
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Top Jet Burner
Replies: 3
Views: 3682

Re: Top Jet Burner

Thanks. The support is just three cubes (almost) joined along edges. There is good support at the perimeter of the kettle with no need for feet.
by WanderingStovie
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Diagonal Slot Stove
Replies: 4
Views: 3986

Re: Diagonal Slot Stove

Why the interest in the swirl of the flames? Capillary hoop design, what's up with that, why so popular, needs a pot support and seems to be inefficient, burns hot??? With a wide pot and a good conical windscreen, a capillary hoop stove can boil 2 cups of 70F water with less than 15 ml of methanol ...
by WanderingStovie
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Top Jet Burner
Replies: 3
Views: 3682

Top Jet Burner

Here is the stove, stand, and pot I used over the weekend near Springer Mountain. http://www.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index.php/Attachment/3346-Top-Jet003-jpg/ http://www.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index.php/Attachment/3347-PotStand001-jpg/ http://www.appalachiantrailcafe.net/index.php/Attachment/3348...
by WanderingStovie
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Diagonal Slot Stove
Replies: 4
Views: 3986

Re: Diagonal Slot Stove

This design was just another crazy idea I tried. It has capillary hoops, but does not produce a swirling flame. At the other end of the spectrum, a penny stove does not have a capillary hoop, but I built and tested one with jets that converge to form a swirling flame. There are numerous designs that...
by WanderingStovie
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Diagonal Slot Stove
Replies: 4
Views: 3986

Diagonal Slot Stove

I am designing and testing a side burning alcohol stove with eight diagonal slots centered 1" down from the top rim. The top rim of the stove supports the pot. The stove is 2" tall and 2 1/2" in diameter. The bottom of the slots is 3/4" from the bottom of the stove, and the top o...
by WanderingStovie
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 9249

Re: Tornado Cat

I found it difficult to design an adjustable burner ranging between a very low flame and a very high flame. I settled for something relatively slow. I am starting over with a fast stove and looking for ways to slow it down. I am going outside now to test my Diagonal Slot Stove, version 2. I put the ...
by WanderingStovie
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 9249

Re: Tornado Cat

I carried my Split Cat on parts of the Appalachian Trail in PA, NY, and CT, and part of the Pinhoti in Alabama. It boiled my water slower than I would have liked.
by WanderingStovie
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 9249

Re: Tornado Cat

I am guessing the time to warm it up for simmering is between 30 and 50 seconds. That needs more testing. I should also test with a pot stand. With a pot stand, I can put the pot on immediately after lighting, or light the stove with the pot already in place. When the water gets close to a boil, I c...
by WanderingStovie
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tornado Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 9249

Re: Tornado Cat

The first test of the Tornado Cat version 4 produced a yellow flame and turned the coating inside the steel can to ash. I removed the ash with a rotating steel brush. I put an ounce of denatured alcohol in the Tornado Cat, lit it, waited 20 seconds, and set a Halulite Minimalist pot with 2 cups (480...

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