Zelph's "Batch Load Wood Burner" for tent

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Re: Zelph's "Batch Load Wood Burner" for tent

Postby ConnieD » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:16 am

DarenN, you guys may have noticed a decided lack of tent stove posts from me.
anything i would have built would have been disqualified for use of tools, equipment, and processes unavailable to the average DIYer. i didn't even bother starting a stove. i have an idea for a small, round, S/S tent stove that i was going to build for the contest. but it will require a fair bit of tig welding; as well as some specialized forming equipment. i may still build it anyways.

I hope you do.

I like this vertical arrangement, loading the wood and lowering the stove, as well as, having a door for adding wood.

The solid sides stove design is a requisite, for this, but this TLUD is very innovative for the tent-stove idea.

I had stuck to the roll-up design concept, moving to the vertical stove with a damper.


I see ridgerunner has got the small diameter "stovepipe" working. Nice.


zelph, I did recover my pulk, my winter gear, and I am set for this season.

I wish I had a tent and tent-stove ready. That Ray Mears video looks so inviting.

I went "pricey" and heavy with a brass latch and brass round-hinges, no Dremel cut-off tool or more to proceed with my draft. I also got "stuck" on my interior shelf idea. I know what I want to do, but I did not find a slotted strip to slide in the "shelf" during assembly in the field.

I am still hoping for a collapsible stove, but these designs look backpackable in a plastic bear container.

For few entries, there are great ideas here.

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Re: Zelph's "Batch Load Wood Burner" for tent

Postby Ridgerunner » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:24 am

I also got "stuck" on my interior shelf idea. I know what I want to do, but I did not find a slotted strip to slide in the "shelf" during assembly in the field.

Would it work to space some steel pop rivets on a horizontal plane for your shelf to sit on?
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Re: Zelph's "Batch Load Wood Burner" for tent

Postby realityguy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:26 am

Daren..Nothing would be disqualified by me...Just another design and method of building to be considered.
I think most of the people here agree that the design itself is more important than "that anyone can build one".I see a lack of 'folding stoves" also,which increases "packability"..something your stove would probably do..and get high marks from me for that. ;)
Chimneys are a major issue..making,forming,materials,etc..and contribute as much the stove's weight,stability, and packability.I see the chimney as a major issue/problem for all.
Setting up the stove with a chimney flopping in the breeze does make it hard for all stove builders as far as making the doors and vents work easily..without toppling a lighter stove.I think we all agree on that factor.Having the chimney supported at the top makes a huge difference in the working of the stove.

Long time no see,Connie! ;)
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Re: Zelph's "Batch Load Wood Burner" for tent

Postby ConnieD » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:23 pm

zelph,

I have a pop rivet tool. I have a selection of stainless steel rivets, also.

The sheet metal business, in this town, is no more. I will try the hardware store.

realityguy,

Had cancer scare, had "workup" and no cancer.

Had progress on property, but not there yet.... have investigation underway by Regional Director, APS. I am a senior.

I like the roll-up chimneys. I would say, worth the money, and, support the top with the tipi/tent asbestos stove jack.

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Re: Zelph's "Batch Load Wood Burner" for tent

Postby realityguy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:10 pm

Would it work to space some steel pop rivets on a horizontal plane for your shelf to sit on?


or two rows..so you could slide the shelf in between to support it in a partially out position.What you need it for..baking cookies? :mrgreen:
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Re: Zelph's "Batch Load Wood Burner" for tent

Postby zelph » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:27 pm

good to see you up and about Connie and that you have started gathering materials and ideas for a stove. I had to do something different with the size of my flu pipe so I increased it's diameter to 2" Here are photos of the flange and elbow and also a length of aluminum pipe for testing the draft. Later today I hope to get in test burn. No change in air entry mechanism, want to see if the elbow size is what gave me the problems. Same size intake, larger discharge.

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Re: Zelph's "Batch Load Wood Burner" for tent

Postby Ridgerunner » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:55 pm

A larger discharge will probably solve your problem at the cost of a heavier elbow and larger exhaust meaning more pack space usage. I was suggesting a cheaper and easier fix, if it would have worked. After seeing the second pic, I am guessing the stove stand will not fit in the stove when collapsed? Fire that puppy up and show us the results :D
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Re: Zelph's "Batch Load Wood Burner" for tent

Postby zelph » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:10 pm

I fired it a batch that was horizontal loaded and top lit. All went went with ignition and burn. There was a small amount of puffing but I think it was due to being so breezy. After the batch burned and was a good stack of hot coals I put in another large hand full of fuel and let it rip. All went well.

Initially I was going to modify a vintage Coleman camp table as the support for the stove but later found the folding rack at the thrift store. Here is a brief video of the stove on the Coleman table:

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I'll do more burn tests during the evening hours when the breeze goes away and it's nice and calm, hopefully.
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Re: Zelph's "Batch Load Wood Burner" for tent

Postby sudden » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:33 pm

The table would have been too tall anyway. Better to have the heat source lower imo.
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Re: Zelph's "Batch Load Wood Burner" for tent

Postby zelph » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:01 pm

Sudden, I agree.

Another test tells me I need to lower the incoming air supply :roll: There is a nice learning curve going on here :D
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