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Quick V8 can stove and stand

Discussion in 'Self-made Gear' started by Wolfcri, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Wolfcri

    Wolfcri Adventurer Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I'm trying to set a friend up with some gear on the cheap so I whipped this together in about 30 minutes. Simple and light. I'll make him a windscreen too, and I have an Imusa mug to go along with this setup.

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    Nifty piece of kit young fellar, I like the pot stand. joe
     
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    Awesome :dblthumb:

    I have a barely used Mora 511 that i would be real happy to have a proper home. Willing to post to you as part of the kit your doing for your friend ;)

    @Wolfcri , just let me know ;)
     
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    Thank you very much! I got him a classic #1 so he's all set for now.
     
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    Really diggin' that potstand @Wolfcri !
     
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    I've been quite impressed with this simple type of stove, and your potstand is a big improvement. Make sure to post your windscreen also, please!

    Did you use the 12oz. V8 can or the little 5oz. can? I go through 1/2 gallon of the stuff a week (stops or prevents muscle cramps from my bp medicine and I like it as well as Gatorade, plus it takes less). I take the 5 oz. cans on camping trips and saved a few, never thought of making a stove with one, although it should work just like my 12 oz. RC can stove...
     
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    I used the 5.5oz can for that stove. I have also been making them out of 8.4oz Redbull cans which work equally well. I just made the stove below this morning to try out a different jet size (0.0545").


    8.4oz Redbull can stove
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    My friend was very happy with the stove.

    First burn:
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    Nicely done! I have some questions if you don't mind.
    1. What are you using to get such smooth and even cuts on the can?
    2. Are you using the whole can, just cut in half?
    3. I love the stand. What's it made from?
    4. Does the dime over the center hole stay there to regulate the burn?
    5. Fuel?
    Lol, I apologise. Never made one before and I'd like to try it.
     
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    Wolfcri Adventurer Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    No problem.

    1. What are you using to get such smooth and even cuts on the can?
    Scissors work very well but I prefer these:
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    2. Are you using the whole can, just cut in half?
    This sounds like a trick question...
    Kidding. I am using the bottoms from two cans to make one of these stoves.


    3. I love the stand. What's it made from?
    The stand was scrap aluminum I had laying around at work.

    4. Does the dime over the center hole stay there to regulate the burn?
    There is a hole in the top center of the can for filling it with fuel. The dime, or in most cases a penny, covers the hole so that the stove can pressurize a little. It stays there while the stove burns.

    5. Fuel?
    Denatured alcohol or the automotive product called HEET in the YELLOW YELLOW YELLOW bottle. NOT red. Other things can be used too. See website below.


    I learned most of what I know about these stoves from this site:

    zenstoves.net (click me)
     
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    Thanks!
    *Edit* in retrospect I suppose using the top of the can could be counterproductive. Yes, I'm a moron.
     
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