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Wick material

Post by aambee » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:02 am

I've been looking for a non-fiberglass wick material. I want to use it as a wrap/primer wick like this http://minibulldesigncult.webs.com/apps ... ow/1231927 but have heard that fiberglass might fray and get in the eyes.

One blog talked about a material that's found in welding shops, but I haven't been able to find it. If I'd only saved that website link!!!

Any ideas?
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Re: Wick material

Post by ggarris » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:02 am

I read on one of the forums, back some time ago, that kevlar cord was recommended. I wrote the supplier's web site down and here it is:
http://www.firemecca.com/p-695-kevlar-r-cord.aspx

It seems a bit "pricey" at .20 per ft for 1/16 inch cord. Hope this alternative is useful. They also have flat kevlar in rolls.

I believe it was Jason Klass's "Homemade Backpacking Gear" website or one of his videos I found this info. Also he said kevlar wasn't good for wicking in a stove: only for a grip on pots. I don't remember any comment about a primer on a stove. It just didn't wick or burn blue as well as fiberglass material.

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Re: Wick material

Post by zelph » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:17 am

Why not use a primer pan of some sort?
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Wick material

Post by aambee » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:55 pm

zelph wrote:Why not use a primer pan of some sort?
I'm thinking all I need for a primer is a single or double strand run around the can. I surmize that might be lighter than another layer of metal. But then, I'll not know until I try.
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Re: Wick material

Post by aambee » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:06 pm

ggarris wrote: ... I believe it was Jason Klass's "Homemade Backpacking Gear" ...
That was it EXACTLY! Nice memory! Thanks. I might invest in that. As for absorbtion, it looks like it is used for fireeaters so maybe it would hold the juice long enough to heat the stove.
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Re: Wick material

Post by realityguy » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:06 pm

Why not use a primer pan of some sort?
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Re: Wick material

Post by Ridgerunner » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:53 pm

realityguy wrote:
Why not use a primer pan of some sort?
Oh no! :o ..Appears the aliens got the real "Dan"!... :shock:
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Re: Wick material

Post by realityguy » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:12 pm

We are not alone! :o


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Re: Wick material

Post by zelph » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:15 pm

They have to start somewhere.....they will eventually come around to wicketized stoves. ;) Who am I to deny them knowledge :o
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Re: Wick material

Post by aambee » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:37 am

zelph wrote:.....they will eventually come around to wicketized stoves. ;)
Zelph, I guess I'm one who is "coming around" to wicketized stoves.

I noticed some old site with photos and comments from you that look like the evolution of the stove you're selling. I saw in as a CFV stove on http://www.instructables.com. Looks like it went from horizontal layers to vertical layers or wick.

Did you ever work with pure capilary action in a stove with sucess?
What wick material you are using or have you used that worked well?
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