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    Thought I'd try something different. Used an empty mink oil can, drilled holes around the lid. Ultimately I couldn't keep it burning so I wound up pulling the lid off and lighting just the bottom. Brought my heavy Al pan of water to a boil in a little over 4 min. Using heat as fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arklatex View Post
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    Made last summer. Works pretty good! I run everclear through it.
    Alcohol abuse!! You must consume 5 shots of Everclear for forgiveness of your sin. Also, before trying the alcohol stove again, you must purchase 10 bottles of rubbing alcohol to burn in future alcohol stoves. What did Everclear do to receive this treatment?
    I raise my Jack Daniels to your Everclear. :'(

    It is a great challenge, and we are trying it right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffofnc View Post
    Thought I'd try something different. Used an empty mink oil can, drilled holes around the lid. Ultimately I couldn't keep it burning so I wound up pulling the lid off and lighting just the bottom. Brought my heavy Al pan of water to a boil in a little over 4 min. Using heat as fuel.
    Your design will work with some steel wool or fiberglass inside. It helps wick the fuel up to the top.
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    Will try! Thanks.

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    Shoots and I gave this a couple tries. We have more to do to improve function to our liking, but we think we have the basic concept and root function down. Version 1.0 is made from 2 monster cans. We had a split down to the base of our outer can that leaked a bit. Version 2.0 we used 91% rubbing alcohol and built the stove from one single regular sized soda can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakthesoldier View Post
    Shoots and I gave this a couple tries. We have more to do to improve function to our liking, but we think we have the basic concept and root function down. Version 1.0 is made from 2 monster cans. We had a split down to the base of our outer can that leaked a bit. Version 2.0 we used 91% rubbing alcohol and built the stove from one single regular sized soda can.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arklatex View Post
    Here is a video I found informative. I still stick with everclear because it is a multi use item


    Alcohol Stove Fuel, which is best? Six Alcohol Fu…:
    I read somewhere that one of the HEET is toxic and one is not.
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    Some uses for grain alchohol like everclear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    Survival had the idea of challenges on the site, along with photos, etc, that really jazzed me. There are so many things that I understand intellectually, but have no real world experience with. So today I decided to try a build that I've wanted to do for awhile, a simple alcohol stove. We all know we can do this, right? Many of us have. Well, my first attempt has to be rated at a 'partial' success.

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    It burns. I think I crushed the top down too far, and there is very little capacity inside for alcohol, so it doesn't burn very long. I'll do better next time.


    Update:

    Not happy with this at all. Tried various fuels. A pile of twigs would produce more heat.

    Attachment 9798
    Did you cover the three holes in the center after filling?
    I have made a few, and, in my experience, your design looks good, with the addition of a quarter, instead of a penny(becouse the holes look slightly larger than a penny would cover. If it's not "jetting", it's not running right. The pressure inside causes you to burn the fumes, not the alcohol.
    And, by spilling a little fuel around the can, it will heat the outside faster, and speed up the jet time. I was scared the first time, hearing it roar and thinking it might blow fuel everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffofnc View Post
    Thought I'd try something different. Used an empty mink oil can, drilled holes around the lid. Ultimately I couldn't keep it burning so I wound up pulling the lid off and lighting just the bottom. Brought my heavy Al pan of water to a boil in a little over 4 min. Using heat as fuel.
    This style is a good option for fellow preppers that don't like the pressurizing models. Some people have problems getting them to pressurized when sitting on snow or ice. Never placing them on snow or ice is another good option.
    Last edited by tinkerhell; 02-12-2015 at 10:38 AM.

 

 
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