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Ok, recent interest caused me to wanna jot down these simple insrtuctions for the alcohol stoves..
materials needed- 2 same sized aluminum cans, 1 razor knife, thumbtack. denatured alcohol, penny.
I have seen lots of mods and videos, but I can whip out one of these in about 5 minutes. Simple, fun.
space knife about 3/4 inch off work platform somehow. I use a large roll of tape, to hold knife flat and flush. rotate can to scribe and score with tip of razor knife.
seperate the bottom half. using second can, try to stretch the aluminum slightly, by inserting the can into smaller cut peice, and twisting.
now trim second can to same 3/4 inch section, you will have two half's.
carefully, slowly, work the second peice into the first piece, it is a pain sometimes, sometimes it will just go right together.
before trying to close completely, use thumbtack to punch a center hole in one half.
Now just slowly tap and squeeze both halfs together until it is closed.
For the "jet holes", I start at 3,6,9, 12 oclock position, poking holes, then split that up until it has 12 or 16 holes.
for first lighting, I was timid, not using enough alcohol. Pour in about 3 tablespoons of alco.
put penny on top to cover filling hole, add another tablespoon of alco on top.
Light, after initial flareup, i usually hold my lighter against the side of can to increase the pressure building.
Pretty simple, VERY FUN. Im a pyro. I have an added one to my gear, and have one in the truck. I carry the alco in "shooter" bottles, that way noone mistakes it for water or anything.
Wow Nice... Thanks For the information and post..
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Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Gives me a reason to buy canned beer for once instead of bottles.
Has anyone tried some sort of wicking material inside like cotton balls or something? I wonder how that would effect the burn rate?
Speaking of, how long does that baby burn?
Last edited by Sinkhole; 11-27-2013 at 08:49 AM.
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add petroleum jelly to cotton
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haven't tried anything but Denatured alcohol. It creates a pressure inside the can, wich makes it sound like propane stove. I haven't timed a burn cycle yet, but I promise, it puts out some serious heat.
Another "trick" i liked was to put some "wooden skewers", which looked like dowell rods to me, in your storage bottles of alcohol, they are like small super fire starters.
Bieng a certifed PYRO, i also have some "hobo candles", and tea light candles, along with steel wool, ducttape, and superglue.
Deebo, with just a couple more ingredients you have the makings of some real mayhem.
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