Aug 2, 2010 at 7:58 am #1261812
Check this out:Aug 6, 2010 at 8:32 am #1635338
Thats just sick.
Now how to make an easy to assemble version that we could take on the trail and use.Aug 6, 2010 at 3:27 pm #1635445
Hikin’ JimBPL Member
@hikin_jimLocale: Orange County, CA, USA
Or miniature bomb. Looks pretty cool, and a faster alcohol stove would be a (generally) good thing, but is it safe? Is a pop can sufficient to stand up to the heat and pressure generated? Is it reliable?
Dunno that I'd jump in too fast although the cool factor is certainly high.
HJAug 6, 2010 at 5:04 pm #1635478
Tim MarshallBPL Member
the popcan should be fine just like all the other "pepsi" stoves. The thing i like is the alcohol is preheated (and kept boiling) by the small wick stove, but i wonder if a primer pan and side jet would do the same thing allowing a smaller package and less fiddling. The small amount of jets keep the pressure high but the stand is an utter joke. That is an accident waiting to happen. The guy almost knocked it over in the video.
If the concept could be put to practice in a way where 1) the stand where sturdier and B) the pot wouldn't have to be 18" off the ground to be 1.5" above the flame then this idea would be cool to see in a practical setup like that. The bad thing is i'm not smart enough with stoves to do it myself.
Is there a reason the vaporized alcohol is being ignited so far away from the boiling alcohol? In most stoves the flame is right above the reservoir. Does this have to do with the *perceived* improvements in performance of this design?
-TimAug 9, 2010 at 11:23 am #1636024Aug 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm #1636037
@magillagorillaLocale: Southwest Ohio
Very clever. Just like the white gas stoves only white gas is pre-pressurized by air then super heated by the brass tube over the jet.
Would be interesting to see this design built a little more solid. Like a 1 part deal. The top part looked very wobbly on the stand. I wonder if a tea candle whould make a good bottom burner.
Note: I cannot fabricate anything unless it is to be made from Legos. Too bad they don't make titanium Legos.
I also enjoyed the fact that it was tested indoors on a wood table. (-1)Aug 9, 2010 at 3:32 pm #1636107
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Some of the stoves in that series are a revival of the antique Handy Camper stove – but that one ran on white gas, not alcohol. Made a roar.
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