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Post by texron » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:00 pm

I tried to make a soda can stove today but never got a flame to come out of the needle holes I made at the top
This one http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video ... ve-189957/

What could I have done wrong???

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Re: bummer

Post by zelph » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:19 pm

Stove not pressurising due to seam in inner wall leaking air. Putting pot of cold water on too soon befors jets get going.

Way too hot in Texas for anything to function the way it's suppose to, even DIY stoves.

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Re: bummer

Post by texron » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:48 pm

zelph wrote:Stove not pressurising due to seam in inner wall leaking air. Putting pot of cold water on too soon befors jets get going.

Way too hot in Texas for anything to function the way it's suppose to, even DIY stoves.

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No photo, sorry. never put a pot on the stove, was doing this inside. Why would the stove not pressurise? Admittedly I may have done something wrong but it seemed pretty easy.

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Re: bummer

Post by Ridgerunner » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:35 pm

did you use a primer pan?
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Re: bummer

Post by realityguy » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:40 pm

Pressurized stoves do need to heat the alcohol or heet to get the flames to come out of the jets.Using them on a cold surface can put a damper on that happening.Try raising it off the ground a little and throwing a little extra fuel ON the stove's exterior,let it burn..to get the main body to heat up.It may take off if the entire stove gets warm.
How large are your jets?Most need only to be the size of a sewing needle's point(say pushed in 1/4" or less)
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Re: bummer

Post by zelph » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:42 pm

It hurts my ears to hear primer pan and primer wick :mrgreen:

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Re: bummer

Post by realityguy » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:50 pm

I thought this one was pretty kewl at that site..

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video ... ake-90487/

Anybody ever try that? :o :DB:
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Re: bummer

Post by texron » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:16 pm

zelph wrote:It hurts my ears to hear primer pan and primer wick :mrgreen:

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me too, but thats because I have no clue what they are. On my original post is a link to what I made. I let that thing burn for 5-6 minutes with nothing but a flame in the middle. I used a push pin to make the holes.

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Re: bummer

Post by realityguy » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:25 pm

Try letting it burn for a minute or so and then try lighting the jet holes with your match(once you light it from the middle flame)..just to see if it is actually pressurizing..and the jets will work.
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Re: bummer

Post by texron » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:16 pm

realityguy wrote:Try letting it burn for a minute or so and then try lighting the jet holes with your match(once you light it from the middle flame)..just to see if it is actually pressurizing..and the jets will work.
Did that, here is the video.
http://s885.photobucket.com/albums/ac52 ... MG1366.flv

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