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Group Volcano Stove Build

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:18 am
by zelph
I've started on my volcano stove. The photo shows a #10 can with hole to fit a #2 can that will be the fuel feed tube and it's source for oxygen to enter.

From here on out I'll design around this basic set-up.

Everyone is welcome to build along with me.

At the end of the month I'll donate the items listed in Connie's thread. I'll give away the items to 3 entries that are chosen. If only 3 enter, those 3 receive the goodies. :D

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Re: Group Volcano Stove Build

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:43 am
by ConnieD
This one? viewtopic.php?f=60&t=5280 "More Wood Stoves" :D

Here is the announcement of the contest.
zelph Mar 10, 2012 7:25 pm viewtopic.php?f=60&t=5280&start=20

Re:Lightweight rocket stove

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:17 am
by bbb
A Lightweight rocket stove would be an alternative to a Bushbuddy or Backcountry boiler:

could the (heavy) insulation on the chimney middle be substituted by some air chambers, essentially just some foil circular windscreens hung around the middle with the top gap blocked by a foil doughnut around stove body.

Re: Re:Lightweight rocket stove

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:47 am
by zelph
bbb wrote:A Lightweight rocket stove would be an alternative to a Bushbuddy or Backcountry boiler:

could the (heavy) insulation on the chimney middle be substituted by some air chambers, essentially just some foil circular windscreens hung around the middle with the top gap blocked by a foil doughnut around stove body.


That will work well. The volcano makes for a nice "base camp" stove. Bring along a cast iron pot for some good cajun cooking :D

The foil donut sounds like it's doable and will work well. good idea. Make a volcano and enter it in this thread :D You have to use a large #10 can as the body of the stove.

Thanks Connie for the links. I was in a hurry last night ;)

Re: Group Volcano Stove Build

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:43 pm
by ConnieD
I have the flu. I am weak. I doubt I will have an entry for the contest. However, I want to share my idea.

Here's my idea:

#10 peaches can and #2 bean can
two piece angel food cake pan
flat stock
straight edge
fine tip felt pen
tin snips or better: cut-off grinder

#10 and #2 can "typical" Volcano Stove

The difference would be the two piece angel food cake pan insert, the conical section and flange. If I could fabricate a truncated conical section and flange, I would. However, it is more easily done if I "cut-to-fit" the end off the cone.

I would push the angel food cake pan part into the #2 bean can "cut out" for a friction fit.

The flange is the finished top of the Volcano Stove: it will need stand-offs, or a trivit, so the first has sufficient air.

The flat stock insert in the #2 can could friction fit. Better: tap "dimples" into the can to slide the flat stock into place. I prefer dimples made with an awl, a nail, whatever.

The space between the #10 can and the #2 can and conical section with flange could be filled with "kitty litter".

Is "kitty litter" vermiculite (asbestos)?

I would sift the dust out, first, because it is so nasty. Of course, I would use unscented "kitty litter".

This is the "design concept". If it isn't a great stove, at least I could have beans and peach cobbler.

Re: Group Volcano Stove Build

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:05 pm
by zelph
Kitty litter is mostly clay around here in the Midwest. No asbestos in it. Not much of that stuff around anymore.

Get well soon. we'll take your build ideas into consideration when we design ours. :)

Re: Group Volcano Stove Build

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:05 pm
by zelph
I emptied a large can of green beans today to use as the center column. Making slow but sure progress. Thinking through the design, measure twice, cut once ;)

Re: Group Volcano Stove Build

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:24 pm
by sudden
I still haven't found a food I like enough for such a big can.

Looking for coffee now.

Re: Group Volcano Stove Build

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:19 pm
by Ridgerunner
I think stumpjumper may have a few old coffee cans he can donate to the cause. I thought the Kroger deli might be able to help me out but most of their goods are in plastic jars these days :(

Re: Group Volcano Stove Build

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:01 pm
by zelph
Big cans of beans, chili, boston baked beans, corn, tomatos. Eat good in the name of stove science :mrgreen:

I'm going to put some fire to my creation today. Today I get to play. Weather is nice for a wood burn and cook something. Or maybe just boil a gallon of water with one load of wood ;)

The cut green beans I bought for the center column cost $1.31 for the can. My large can came from our food storage program. It contained wheat berries that we ground into flour. Original cost .75 cents. :?