New Reactor Alcohol Stove

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zelph
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Re: New Reactor Alcohol Stove

Postby zelph » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:22 pm

Which do you prefer, the Super Cat or a "Reactor" ?

The SC can simmer, the Ractor can't correct?
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Re: New Reactor Alcohol Stove

Postby Blue52 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:51 pm

Sure it can simmer just add the simmer ring that chokes back the flame. The problem I find with the original SC its to sensitive to the slightest a breeze.The fuel capacity does not allow any margin for varying conditions. Here at sea level it takes30ml to boil 2 cups even then it still doesn't get the job done very consistently. Indoors ,in a garage, in a cave behind a rock sure :)The Reactor is more forgiving in a breeze.
micro reactor simmer end time.jpg
Micro Reactor end simmer time using 20 ml of fuel
micro reactor end simmer time water temp 190F.jpg
Micro Reactor end simmer water temp using 20ml fuel
SC VARIANT BOIL TIME.jpg
Boil time using 20ml of fuel
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End burn time using 20 ml of fuel
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Reactor flame pattern
SC variant flame pattern 2C1.jpg
SC variant flame pattern

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Re: New Reactor Alcohol Stove

Postby zelph » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:11 pm

Sorry, couldn't remember which one did what. :(
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Re: New Reactor Alcohol Stove

Postby Blue52 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:50 pm

Don't be sorry. I just figured if the rest of my induction burners could be choked backed so to could the micro reactor. Gave it a shot after you asked and bang it worked. Longer simmers just add more fuel at the start, stove holds 6oml I think.

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Re: New Reactor Alcohol Stove

Postby Blue52 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:56 pm

Here's the newest version of the expansion chamber burner I was talking about. Its a 2 stage burner. Video shows primary ignition which is for rarefying chamber and secondary ignition for expanding pressurized gasses. Old version end of clip outside 45 degree F. water/air temps, would boil 2 cups around 4 min and 4 cups around 8min newest version still needs to be tested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruf-l7TsBbc

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Re: New Reactor Alcohol Stove

Postby Blue52 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:02 pm

Oh yeah, I had to do away with the integrated cans spring clips :( that would hold the burner and the pot and rivet them to side of can due to the shorter and narrower burner type.

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Re: New Reactor Alcohol Stove

Postby zelph » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:06 pm

Are you keeping a log of the changes/upgrades you've made?
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Re: New Reactor Alcohol Stove

Postby Blue52 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:08 pm

I sure do, video log and note pad. Note pad has the sketched stoves used so far with their stats. Along with ideas for future stoves.

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Re: New Reactor Alcohol Stove

Postby zelph » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:54 pm

Blue52 wrote:I sure do, video log and note pad. Note pad has the sketched stoves used so far with their stats. Along with ideas for future stoves.

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You sure have gone thru a lot of tests and stove changes. How many gallons of fuel used so far?
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Re: New Reactor Alcohol Stove

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:38 am

Nice progression Blue52. The stove is cranking out a nice flame. You might consider using a low light across the room or cracking a window curtain to give the viewer a better perspective of the setting, Otherwise, great job. I like your work on this project. ;)
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