Design help requested

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Pnw.hiker
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Design help requested

Postby Pnw.hiker » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:49 pm

Please help me design a wood burning stove. I usually like to tinker but don't have the time now - going on a long trip and gotta get it made.

requirements;
1) single person usage
2) 4.5 cup pot, I usually heat 1.5 cups of water
2) food is mostly cookless, so stove isn't used much. Doesn't have to be high performance.
3) would like it to pack nested.

Below are some ideas ... any suggestions on which direction to go and materials and dimensions would be appreciated. thanks.
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Re: Design help requested

Postby zelph » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:53 pm

Use a 1 quart paint can as your basic stove. Us a can opener to punch holes in it.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Design help requested

Postby zelph » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:56 pm

Use 1/2" galvanized hardware cloth for the pot support. Store it around the outside of the can.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Design help requested

Postby Pnw.hiker » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:35 am

Awesome, it nests perfectly and was just sitting on my shelf - Thanks zelph!
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Re: Design help requested

Postby zelph » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:50 pm

Sure thing :D

We want to see fire in it soon. ;) Make it change colors :o

Quart cans work nice for quick wood stoves. Spray paint them with heat resistant stove paint and they'll stay good lookin for a long time. I should have done that to myself when I was young, a nice tan color ;) 8-)
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Design help requested

Postby Pnw.hiker » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:30 am

works like a champ. I have another can ... might make another stove and see how far it can be whittled down to save weight.
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thanks again, Zelph.


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nothing but ash left. clean burn. started with half wet vine maple
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Re: Design help requested

Postby zelph » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:28 am

haha you're hooked now :mrgreen:

Tip: sharpen the edges on your can opener and then slowly punch it into the can upside down so the material forms a lip inside the can for a grate to rest on. Four hole upside down is sufficient for the grate shelf. Do this on your next stove. Punch them first.

Having a grate will keep most of the twigs and ash away from your inlet holes.

Where did you purchase the stinless steel pot support?
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Design help requested

Postby Pnw.hiker » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:29 am

zelph wrote:haha you're hooked now :mrgreen: ...
Where did you purchase the stinless steel pot support?

Just some galvanized mesh I had left over in the garage. Got it from the local farm store.

There is a hardware store in town that sells ss mesh and screen - WC Winks - but it's very expensive. I'll probably make a stainless version eventually.

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Re: Design help requested

Postby zelph » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:00 pm

Your photo made the mesh look like SS.

Galvanized should last a season of burning. Next season get SS.

Stainless for sure is expensive. I'm not eager to fork out $80.00 per sheet of 3'x4' :roll:
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