Albert Skye wrote: zelph wrote:
aambee wrote:Any way to put slots in the top of the corrogated metal tubing in the center to let more heat get to the center of the pot?
Yes, I agree...that will work....more heat will be transferred via the inside of the tube support.
I was under the impression that the inner cylinder (be it either the stove wall which extends above the wick or the column on which the stove slides) absorbs heat and helps improve combustion by heating the fuel.
Does that make no significant difference (not just for alcohol)?
Yes, the inner cylinder will absorb heat away from the stove wall. Heat will be transferred to the pot. Because the corrugated column has less surface touching the stove the heat transfer is less than a stove like the Super Stove.
The Skye stove consists of 2 parts, the burner and the pot support. The burner portion of the stove is an outward formed Venom bottle and only has one layer of wick. It gives off it's fuel faster than a double layer. Because of the corrugated pot support transferring less heat the burner tends to burn hot and fast. The burner is something that I had on hand for a quick demo of Albert's idea.
Those of you that do a lot of testing of this type stove(one that has the pot sit directly on the stove) will have noticed your stove's flame will increase
in size once your water reaches boiling point. That's because the water and pot can't absorb anymore heat away from the stove and so it burns in a radical fashion rather than a moderated fashion. It becomes a "free radical"