grumdrig wrote:zelph wrote:grumdrig wrote:Did you measure the fuel consumption of this stove, Zelph? I'm supposing it would be pretty good.
I have not tested it's consumption. It has a 1 inch diameter wick that provides the fuel. Kero has quite a few btus in it. Hot burning stuff.
How are you coming along with your kero stove? Does it burn hot and consume alot?
Not far. Been out of town, and/or gathering supplies. I have a couple ideas to work on.
The one I'm most engaged in is to adapt a Babington burner to backpacking purposes - that is, with a much smaller flame. If you're not familiar with the Babington, you take a brass sphere (e.g. a doorknob) and pipe compressed air inside it, with a very small hole to make an air jet. Then you flow oil or other fuel onto it so that it forms a very thin film over the whole sphere, causing a mist to emerge from the air jet, which you burn.
The key to scaling down, I think, is a smaller hole. But the normally used hole is already mighty small - 0.01". I've got a few 0.005" or so bits, which are unimaginably fragile, and just tried to drill a hole with a dremel drill press, but i learned my dremel isn't even close to spinning true to center. Maybe my cordless is tight enough (it is better) but I have my doubts. So until I can figure out how to drill a hole, I'm stymied.
I know whats wrong you suppost to turn the door knob