My First Stove

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Wingman
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Re: My First Stove

Post by Wingman » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:36 pm

Ok here we go.

1st. the outside can. I just used a pineapple can.
* Punch 4 holes equal spacing apart. Each hole about 1/4 inch big and about 1/2 inch high.
* cut a coke can about 1/2 inch from the top "right were it stops tapering out see pic at bottom of page".
* Fix the coke can top to the center of the bottom of the Pineapple can "this is were the fuel can will sit"
That's it for the outside can

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2nd Preheat can
* Get a soup can cut it 1 1/4 inch from the bottom
* cut a coke can about 1/2 inch from the top "right were it stops tapering out "See pic at bottom of page"
* Fix Coke can to top of soup can "You will need to use something that can Handle HIGH Temps. I used JB weld and It just about fried it "See pic below"
* Punch hole in top for refueling

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3rd Fuel can
* Cut 8.3 oz red bull can 1 1/2 inch from bottom
* Punch holes about 1/4 inch from cut "I Don't think it really matters how big, just so the vapor can easily escape"
* "This step is the one I'm working on" Fix something to hold the preheat can center with the fuel can. "I used strips of the rest of the soup can shaped in a star pattern to hold it "See pic below" MAKE SURE THAT THE PREHEAT CAN IS SECURE OR IT WILL LAUNCH OFF WHEN IT LIGHTS. "Trust me it will scare the heck out of you if you don't"

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notes:
*Found that keeping a pot on it keeps from over heating the JB weld on the preheat can. I don't know why it just does.
*If you add more that 4 holes in the bottom It will puff out for some reason.

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zelph
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Re: My First Stove

Post by zelph » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:17 pm

The flame looks good!!! Look forward to some boil times and fuel usage.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

Wingman
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Re: My First Stove

Post by Wingman » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:58 pm

using 1 oz of DN alcohol + preheat fuel
water temp was 63 degrees f
outside temp 41 degrees f
with windscreen made of a casserole tin
with lid
times are to a rolling boil
Coleman pots http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=8223670

first stove boiled 2 cups of water in 13.30 min. and ran for 16 min

Second stove boiled 2 cups water in 11.30 min. and ran form 16 min

after doing this I was disappointed in the results and then I realized that I did this on a really cold concrete patio with nothing under the stove. doh!!! I'll redo this tomorrow with something under it and see if it improves the times.

Wingman
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Re: My First Stove

Post by Wingman » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:11 pm

Ok retried this with a block of wood under the stove.
Out side temp 52°f
Water Temp 63°f
Fuel amount 1oz
using the same pot and windscreen above

Stove|___2___|___1___|
3min|100°f |125°f |
6min|125°f |175°f |
9min|180°f |200°f |
12min|210°f |210°f |
14min|210°f |210°f |
16min|Na |220°f |
_________|_______|_______|
Rolling Boil |10:40min|10min |
Begin Boil |10min |9min |
Run Time |14min |20min |

I'm not really sure how good these numbers are when compared to other stoves.

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