Lite hiker ionferno

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Lite hiker ionferno

Post by lite hiker » Fri May 01, 2009 1:01 pm

i have seen so many videos of wood forgres so i decided to make my own. if you have any comments or questiions please ask.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53BHaYwn1xY
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Post by zelph » Fri May 01, 2009 3:49 pm

I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the pot to tip the entire set-up over :D Good thing the wind was pushing it towards you :o

Your stove has nice lines, looks smooth.

Is it a 2 speed fan? I like the use of a 9 volt battery, my favorite :)

25 min was a long time and lots of fuel used. Were you ok with that?

Reduce the air speed to conserve fuel and increase efficiency.
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Post by lite hiker » Fri May 01, 2009 4:54 pm

that is the pot i use when i normally have it going and it is pretty much filled to the rim then. it is a one speed fan and i did not have that much wood. I am a scout and when i get this going i have a whole army of little kids getting me wood for hot chocolate so that normally isn't a problem and with the extra wood it takes a shorter time.
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Post by zelph » Fri May 01, 2009 5:28 pm

As long as you have a steady stream of wood coming in , no complaints from the troops. Bring on the hot chocolate and the marshmallows. You can then teach them to pound some iron that's been heated on your newly designed forge. :D Nice design Lite hiker. I like the size of it. Do you have a photo of the stoves bottom? What protects the fan?
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Post by lite hiker » Sat May 02, 2009 12:33 pm

here is the bottom. there is no protection other than the air between the two wallsImage
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Post by zelph » Sun May 03, 2009 3:05 pm

It's interesting to see that radiant heat does not melt your fan. Nice design, to keep heat away from it.
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Post by lite hiker » Sun May 03, 2009 5:41 pm

there s not that much radiant heat because the fan is always blowing cold air up but if you take the fan away it get really hot really quick.
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Post by zelph » Tue May 05, 2009 11:00 am

lite hiker wrote:there s not that much radiant heat because the fan is always blowing cold air up but if you take the fan away it get really hot really quick.


I was under the impression infra red heat/radiant heat was not affected by air movement. An example would be the suns radiant heat waves not being affected by the upper atmosphere winds and even the ones closer to the surface of the earth.

Have you made any changes to your set-up since you posted the video?
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Post by Mister Krabs » Tue May 05, 2009 11:08 am

It could be that the fan is cooling itself with the air it is moving, compensating for the radiant heat. It might melt if it was off when the fire was going hot.

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Post by lite hiker » Tue May 05, 2009 11:43 am

thats what i figured so if the fires going so is the fan. Even if i turned off the fan without it there is not enough oxygen for the fire to keep burning.
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