Question on materials to use.

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jbutzi
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Question on materials to use.

Post by jbutzi » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:59 am

I have designed and a cylindrical 'windscreen' style wood stove and built it out of tin from a paint can. I am looking to build a more durable and long lasting version from SS (or maybe even Ti) and need help with material selection. The stove is like a Littlebug but smaller and has influences from the Zelph windscreen stove and the modified IKEA utility container stove as seen on backpackinglight forums. It needs to roll up like a windscreen for storage and not deform, be able to be worked with hand tools and support a pot of course.

What material would you suggest? If SS: type 304? .01" thick? If Ti what type and thickness. I see the material sold by Titanium Goat but not sure it's thick enough.
Any suggestions on material type and thickness and source wold be appreciated. I only need a little material.

THANKS!

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Re: Question on materials to use.

Post by zelph » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:30 am

Welcome to bplite :D

Get a roll of .005 stainless steel shim stock from ebay. I think it's 304.

Wood burners get really hot and need at least the .005 hardened stainless for longevity/sturdyness.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

jbutzi
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Re: Question on materials to use.

Post by jbutzi » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:11 pm

Thanks, Zelph. So then the .005 Ti from Titanium Goat should also work?

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Re: Question on materials to use.

Post by zelph » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:56 pm

jbutzi wrote:Thanks, Zelph. So then the .005 Ti from Titanium Goat should also work?
Oh yes for sure, it's the top of the pick for materials. More costly, but the bestest of the best :D
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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