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DIY Foster can Lip

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:04 pm
by zelph
Has anyone tried cutting down a foster can and applied a rim to the top to make it ridgid?

Re: DIY Foster can Lip

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:47 pm
by ConnieD
YouTube smokeater908 has machined aluminum rims at his store.
http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/cottage ... 908-store/

Here is a video how to refit the ring to another Foster's can.



Here are two videos about making DIY rings.




Re: DIY Foster can Lip

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:06 pm
by zelph
After viewing Intense anglers videos I feel strongly that his results will cause bacteria to grow under the inside lip of the ring. I feel there is to much room for error in his process to get a "safe seal" between the wall of the can and the DIY lip.

I strongly urge all to avoid this method of adding a lip to the foster can.

I have one of minibulls foster cans that he added one of his rings to. 1st impression is that water will seep into the area between the inside can wall and the ring. The water will become a good place for bacteria to grow. No matter how hard you try to wipe the can rim you will not get the water from within that area I mentioned.

Next week when I'm at home on Mon. and Tues. I'll cut the ring on minibulls can and show a cut-away view of it and you'll be able to see where the water can settle into.

Please think twice about using these rings made by smokeeater and minibull or anyone else that makes their own.

I'm not going to go into a pea contest with the makers of the rings about this. I just wanted to give my opinion on what could happen.

Take it for what it may be worth to you. ;)

Re: DIY Foster can Lip

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:51 am
by ConnieD
How about the machined rim ring smokeater908 makes?

It is the first one, I mentioned.

I think the others are, perhaps, more DIY throw it away and make another.

Re: DIY Foster can Lip

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:31 pm
by zelph
ConnieD wrote:How about the machined rim ring smokeater908 makes?

It is the first one, I mentioned.

I think the others are, perhaps, more DIY throw it away and make another.


I recall his has lots of overhang inside the can and that makes me think there is too much room for airborne bacteria to settle into along with water.

It's easlily conceivable that many will cook ramen noodles in the can and that tells me there will be food stuffs that could possibly collect in those tine plases.

Hepa filters in labratories are used to filter out air born bacteria which are ever present in the air we breath.

Food, warmth and moisture can be present under the lip of the can when placed in your pack.

We will all remember the Wallmart grease pot with lip turned inward that everyone started crying wolf over.

Tinny's and smokeeaters rings are tapered so the ring can seat it'self over the edge of the can. That taper is on the inside of the can and has a lip on it that you can see and feel.

In this attached photo of smokeeaters rings applied and loose on the table you can see the lip/exposed ledge on the inside of the can.

I have one of tinny's lids to cut and show how it's made. Hopefully on Monday I can cut it with my dremel tool.