Bargain bin stove from Ring Compressor

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Bargain bin stove from Ring Compressor

Post by sudden » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:42 pm

Found this open boxed at Harborfreight.
Think I might have an adjustable diameter wood stove soon :)
Going to need some air vents first.
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Re: Bargain bin stove from Ring Compressor

Post by Ridgerunner » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:53 pm

Nice find sudden! I see possibilities ;)
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Post by zelph » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:25 am

Nice find, what diameter? Is it blued steel?
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Bargain bin stove from Ring Compressor

Post by sudden » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:16 am

zelph wrote:Nice find, what diameter? Is it blued steel?


4" diameter and expands to ~8'

It's blued steel. Not going to be very springy after the first hot burn. I think the spring bands are stainless but they are very thin so we will see if they lose their spring as well.

I've seen large/wide clamps (think hose clamp) that were made out of stainless. They have all the vent holes you would ever need for an instant stove. The problem with my idea is with the bottom of the stove, there is no bottom.

This is just for fun and to prove a concept (compress the sticks), and to make a fire :mrgreen:
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Re: Bargain bin stove from Ring Compressor

Post by cadyak » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:28 pm

bottom?
"you dont need no stinking bottom" (said with the proper accent)
But if you decide to try to find a suitable base you can adjust your stove diam. to the diameter of one of the rings in a paint can lid. They work great as a base, and if you get the right size, they kind of snap on tightly.

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Re: Bargain bin stove from Ring Compressor

Post by zelph » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:55 pm

For now load it with twigs that are vertical stacked and light from the top. :D My new found way of burning wood is like a kid with a new toy, I want to play every day :lol:
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Bargain bin stove from Ring Compressor

Post by sudden » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:00 pm

zelph wrote:For now load it with twigs that are vertical stacked and light from the top. :D My new found way of burning wood is like a kid with a new toy, I want to play every day :lol:


It is inspired by your round woodgaz idea so toplight makes the most sense, but this thing has no incorporated bottom for ashes to fall thru which I think is important. I was also thinking about the gathering of sticks as you go along and thought this would also hold them securely for you. It won't qualify as ultralight but fire is fire and I need me some :)

I was already thinking of ways to make holes after all the discussion about drill bits vs. punches and figured I would just grind slots into it (don't have a drillpress). Then I found this video. I like his dremel tool method of ventilation.

He created a multi-function stove/grill from a canteen cup that nests together with the cup and an altoids tin. Very clever.
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Re: Bargain bin stove from Ring Compressor

Post by sudden » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:08 pm

cadyak wrote:bottom?
"you dont need no stinking bottom" (said with the proper accent)
But if you decide to try to find a suitable base you can adjust your stove diam. to the diameter of one of the rings in a paint can lid. They work great as a base, and if you get the right size, they kind of snap on tightly.


Imagine a round grate top and bottom with the wood you gather along the way in the middle. By the time you get to camp you just light it up and cook/grill/boil :) I doubt it will hold up to any regular use but should be fun to make anyway.
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Re: Bargain bin stove from Ring Compressor

Post by cadyak » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:51 pm

I like that concept Sudden. It definitely has possiblities :D

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Re: Bargain bin stove from Ring Compressor

Post by zelph » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:17 pm

Is the adjusting band a ratcheting type? Is the band stainless?
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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