zelph's thinest stove challenge

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Allen
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zelph's thinest stove challenge

Post by Allen » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:53 am

In Ordin Aryguy's Winterized Alcohol Stove thread, zelph issued this challenge:

"Next time anyone makes a pop can stove make it as short an you can. Make it so that max fuel capacity will be 3/4 oz (20ml) of fuel. Just enough to boil 2 cups. Make it so the diameter of the inside hole is as large as you can get it. The more lineal inches of rim surface being touched by the flames the better."Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained"
zelph "

This stove is 1 inch thick and holds exactly 3/4 oz. It burns fine at 43 degrees. I'll test it more when it gets colder.
Next time I'll use the flat unopened top of a can as the stove bottom. This should save more height by eliminating
the concave can bottom, and hold more fuel.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii14 ... nStove.jpg

Cheers!

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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Post by oops56 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:41 am

Ok here mine it 1/2 oz. or 3/4 now i was doing a camera setting on different color to see witch show up the flame.More testing to do but this color work not bad. Well mine 1-1/8 in.outside inside 1 in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z96zyjm0f0
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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Post by Allen » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:58 am

oops56 wrote:Ok here mine it 1/2 oz. or 3/4 now i was doing a camera setting on different color to see witch show up the flame.More testing to do but this color work not bad. Well mine 1-1/8 in.outside inside 1 in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z96zyjm0f0
That's really nice oops56! :)

I used a V8 can for My inner wall. I tried something different this time. Instead of cutting a
Cylender from the V8 can I just cut off the whole bottom, and drilled some weep holes in the bottom.
It sure was easer, and seems to work OK. I didn't use any JB Weld or Wick, but I got a good tight fit.

Cheers!

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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Post by Allen » Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:04 am

If I used 2 Arizona Tea cans for the next stove, I could make it thinner, because it would be wider.
I believe a cylinder cut from aluminum beer bottles would work on Arizona Tea cans. It should make
a tough stove too. :)

Cheers!

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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Post by zelph » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:17 pm

Man-O-Man does Allen have his stuff together or what!!!!! Read what he says:
Next time I'll use the flat unopened top of a can as the stove bottom. This should save more height by eliminating
the concave can bottom, and hold more fuel.
I used a V8 can for My inner wall. I tried something different this time. Instead of cutting a
Cylender from the V8 can I just cut off the whole bottom, and drilled some weep holes in the bottom.
Great ideas Allen!!!!!

The unopened can as the bottom makes for a very flat stable surface, two thumbs up on that one :D
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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Post by Allen » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:08 pm

Thanks zelph!

Cheers!

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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Post by oops56 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:04 am

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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Post by Allen » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:49 am

oops56 wrote:Part 2 test burn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fLZeAXlsY8
That bloomed out fast!
Cheers!

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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Post by oops56 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:42 am

Allen wrote:
oops56 wrote:Part 2 test burn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fLZeAXlsY8
That bloomed out fast!
Cheers!
The question is do you light stove start timer or start timer then light stove
:? :?
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Re: zelph's thinest stove challenge

Post by Allen » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:51 am

oops56 wrote:
Allen wrote:
oops56 wrote:Part 2 test burn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fLZeAXlsY8
That bloomed out fast!
Cheers!
The question is do you light stove start timer or start timer then light stove
:? :?
My little Brother is ambidextrous, and could do both at once :)

I think using the whole V8 can bottom as an inner wall has increased my priming time.
I'll have to build one the regular way to compare them. I've never built a stove
quite this short before.

Cheers!

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