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Well, I just spent $60!

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:54 pm
by burleyolebear
I may need some encouragement to stay on task. I just ordered $60 worth of titanium foil and wire to try and build my collapsible, titanium...

...wait for it...

Rocket Stove!

It'll be rectangular in dimension with a fairly tall (8.5") draft. Please keep me on task as I hate to waste money. Plus I figured you guys would put some pressure on :| since I've gone and shot my mouth off! :o

Re: Well, I just spent $60!

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:35 pm
by zelph
We want photos of the box of goodies when it arrives. contents spread out for some eye candy. :D

Got a sketch of it? What size flue?

Where did you order from?

Re: Well, I just spent $60!

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:31 pm
by burleyolebear
here's all I've got so far:
Sketch
Sketch
Well, just a very cursory sketch of the overall idea and the flat parts layout so I'd know how much foil to order from titanium goat.
The wire I ordered from a jeweler on etsy.com.
Picture a piano hinge sort of joint at the corners with the vertical and horizontal sections being essentially the same dimensions, horizontal will slide into vertival.
intended finished flue size of 8.5 x 3.

Re: Well, I just spent $60!

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:01 am
by zelph
Thanks for the sketch, helps visualize. Where will it's strength come from to support a pot?

How many thousandths is the material thickness?
with the vertical and horizontal sections being essentially the same dimensions, horizontal will slide into vertival.
I like that idea. Gives a double wall thickness in the firebox area. Good thinking! Makes for good equal storage dimensions....whoo! sounding good.

Re: Well, I just spent $60!

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:06 pm
by burleyolebear
I'm going to rely on the 4 stakes of 1.2mm titanium wire in the upright flue to give the rigidity it needs to hold my 1.2-ltr pot. I may need to revisit that spec, we'll see. The foil from titaniumgoat.com is .005". Definitely foil gauge but I think it will take the heat nicely. May have to do some reinforcements here and there.

Re: Well, I just spent $60!

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:37 pm
by zelph
Thanks for the update. This one is going to be fun to watch as it progresses.

Re: Well, I just spent $60!

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:54 am
by burleyolebear
The foil arrived yesterday...
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That laptop weighs about 5.5lbs. It felt pretty stable. I'm hopeful...

Re: Well, I just spent $60!

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:53 pm
by zelph
Thank you for the photos. Nice to open packages to see what stuff looks like. Nice to listen to it wobble around :lol: It's a 60.00 dollar wobble. ;) I'm going to test a small titanium windscreen later today. Compare it to a stainless steel one of the same size.

Were hoping for the best on your project. I think it will withstand the heat and weight of 4 cups of water. It will be interesting to see what the pot support looks like.