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by seudo_411
Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: Heat Reflector under an alcohol stove
Replies: 21
Views: 6547

Re: Heat Reflector under an alcohol stove

Zelph: I see where you are going with the experiment. How ever I think you need reconsider what you are testing for. Because the matter in question is whether or not a heat reflector aids combustion. what your test will show is that siphoning heat from the stove body and its immediate environment wi...
by seudo_411
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: Heat Reflector under an alcohol stove
Replies: 21
Views: 6547

Re: Heat Reflector under an alcohol stove

I agree with Vibe on the piece of cork on the base of the stove, I have found that, when I test stove's in the garage, the concrete is cold, so it sucks the heat from the stove, faster than the stove can produce sufficient heat to sustain combustion. This is hardly noticeable with a chimney, or wick...
by seudo_411
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: Starlyte baking perfection
Replies: 10
Views: 4850

Re: Starlyte baking perfection

:shock: you can do that, I never knew it was possible to bake with an alcohol stove, or any small stove at that... So if i take a pot that is say 10 cm deep, and put a perforated or mesh tray in the bottom say 2cm off the bottom, pop in some foil muffin cups and put it on my stove it will bake right...
by seudo_411
Thu May 21, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Windscreen pot stand...
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Windscreen pot stand...

Saw this and thought I should share... http://www.instructables.com/id/Pot-Stand-Windscreen/
by seudo_411
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: RF StarLyte Stove
Replies: 60
Views: 19441

Re: RF StarLyte Stove

Yes, that's what the brown one is for. You can pul the brown cap off just like the white one and replace it. Those caps fit really secure. Nice fuel bottle. Irvingdog, I'll get a close up of it for you in a minit :) Here's one with hose attached. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/obijiwa/sub%2...
by seudo_411
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel - what is going on
Replies: 17
Views: 7735

Re: Fuel - what is going on

@: mememememeitsme Go off to your local pharmacy, and ask them to order 90% ethanol. They will first try selling you 70% rubbing alcohol, or surgical spirits. do not buy this, if they ask what you are going use it for say you have a really big lcd/plasma tv, and it works great for cleaning it, also ...
by seudo_411
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: wind screens
Replies: 11
Views: 2795

Re: wind screens

I have a few different ones, I have a piece of heavy duty aluminum catering foil folded three times, two different sizes of coffee can, and an aluminum flashing one. the last three double as pot stands as well. In terms of coming up the side of the pot. With the exception of the foil screen which co...
by seudo_411
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: DIY glow plug- Help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3263

Re: DIY glow plug- Help needed

Thanks Zelph I had not considered that. But I have been chatting to the supplier for a few more parts, basic stuff battery holders on of switch, and a twisty knobby thing to control the power. I know myself, I have to do this in stages or I'll get side tracked. Once I have the heating element, figur...
by seudo_411
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: DIY glow plug- Help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3263

Re: DIY glow plug- Help needed

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk80/seudo411/Nichromelist.jpg Just a little table i drew up, It shows loads from 1to 10ohms and voltages from a single AA rechargeable and two in series. hence, 1.2 v and 2.4 volts. The approximate length of wire per load is also show. I'll know what the differen...
by seudo_411
Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: DIY glow plug- Help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3263

Re: DIY glow plug- Help needed

Thanks DarreN, The one part that has me stumped, is how much voltage do you need,I'm sure there are some calculations I can do. For instance If resistance across a 1000mm length is 8ohm, and across 125mm it is 1 ohm OK got that bit down. I think I'll start with a fixed voltage and then adjust the wi...