The quest for a Homemade Trangia

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Re: The quest for a Homemade Trangia

Postby DarenN » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:50 pm

here's mine. the "Jolgia".

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Re: The quest for a Homemade Trangia

Postby Skidsteer » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:39 pm

This is a raw prototype with a lot of promise. The "Sensations Stove":

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Made with a:

-Travel size cologne spray from Wal-Mart
-A spring from a junk flashlight
-The top and lid from a quart size PVC cleaner can
-Wick from muffler wrap and self-adhesive drywall tape
-Two short pieces of S.S. Tukey lacers

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The lid is beautifully fuel tight because that's what it's designed for:

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When the lid is unscrewed, the wick pops up:

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Some stats:

-I'm getting 12 minute 2-cup boils. Slow, I know, but I was nearly out of muffler wrap so i used mostly drywall tape. With a wick of mostly muffler wrap and a final wrap of drywall tape the burn times will come down, I'm sure.
-Fuel capacity is over 7 oz. More than twice the capacity of a Trangia.
-Weight of the stove is 2 ounces

Things I'll change in the next version:

-The wick
-A weaker spring. The flashlight spring is waaaay too strong.
-an integrated pot stand
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Re: The quest for a Homemade Trangia

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:33 pm

This is a raw prototype with a lot of promise. The "Sensations Stove":


It's got alot of promise for sure!!!!

Great find on all the parts. 8 ounce capacity is way too cool. :D

Throw the spring into a barbeque grill and remove the temper or use a blowtorch, the flames are cooler :D

Great name for it!!!!!
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Re: The quest for a Homemade Trangia

Postby seudo_411 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:51 pm

I have never been able to hold a Trangia, or fiddle with it and get a feel for it, but because its X-mas, A friend of mine is going back to england, and she'll send me a Proper Trangia burner, http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/camping-equipment/cooking/cutlery-and-utensils/trangia-spirit-burner/COREACCEB25 So i was wanting to know if Trangia burners are standardized, or if the sizes vary. Basically I'm looking for the measures if the normal sized one not the mini. Because i have a cool idea for a pot stand but the lip (Protrusion) on the burner has thrown a bit of a spanner in the works (stove works that is)....

Has anyone ever done any pot height tests on a Trangia burner. Zelph???
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Re: The quest for a Homemade Trangia

Postby oops56 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:02 am

seudo_411 wrote:I have never been able to hold a Trangia, or fiddle with it and get a feel for it, but because its X-mas, A friend of mine is going back to england, and she'll send me a Proper Trangia burner, http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/camping-equipment/cooking/cutlery-and-utensils/trangia-spirit-burner/COREACCEB25 So i was wanting to know if Trangia burners are standardized, or if the sizes vary. Basically I'm looking for the measures if the normal sized one not the mini. Because i have a cool idea for a pot stand but the lip (Protrusion) on the burner has thrown a bit of a spanner in the works (stove works that is)....

Has anyone ever done any pot height tests on a Trangia burner. Zelph???


Well its a toss up i find 1 in. to 1-1/4 in. is best off the top off burner.Some time just hold a pot over the buner go up and down till you get the right size flame under the pot.
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Re: The quest for a Homemade Trangia

Postby seudo_411 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:38 pm

Thanks oops, I was thinking of doing the pot stand in such a way that it acts as a chimney as well. and i'm hoping that the chimney effect coupled with a few angled air holes, will allow the hot air to swirl underneath the pot and thereby loose less heat to the out side. the second part is to allow the user to lift the burner out and use it as a woodburner. Maybe of the zip variety. but i'll wait till i get it till i start this off, still working on my shelter.
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Re: The quest for a Homemade Trangia

Postby rigidpsycho » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:09 pm

I half way made one out of a Rockstar energy drink can, but I forgot one major step I for got to seal it with JB Weld. I am still in the process of using it as a stove though it has a good flame pattern just need to work on a pot stand for it.

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Re: The quest for a Homemade Trangia

Postby zelph » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:16 pm

seudo_411 wrote:I have never been able to hold a Trangia, or fiddle with it and get a feel for it, but because its X-mas, A friend of mine is going back to england, and she'll send me a Proper Trangia burner, http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/camping-equipment/cooking/cutlery-and-utensils/trangia-spirit-burner/COREACCEB25 So i was wanting to know if Trangia burners are standardized, or if the sizes vary. Basically I'm looking for the measures if the normal sized one not the mini. Because i have a cool idea for a pot stand but the lip (Protrusion) on the burner has thrown a bit of a spanner in the works (stove works that is)....

Has anyone ever done any pot height tests on a Trangia burner. Zelph???


Not I, oops would be the one that's up to date with that one.
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Re: The quest for a Homemade Trangia

Postby DarenN » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:13 pm

seudo_411 wrote:Has anyone ever done any pot height tests on a Trangia burner. Zelph???


i have. if you lower the stand from 'stock' the efficiency increases and boil times are longer. raise the stand and the opposite occurs.
much like any other alcohol stove.

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Re: The quest for a Homemade Trangia

Postby seudo_411 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:44 am

So if i understand correctly, DarreN, You have had better results with a lower pot, and therefore slower air speed underneath the pot. This throws my chimney idea out the window, as i was hoping to gain more complete combustion by forcing air into the chimney area.
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