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Tin Can Stove

Post by gloryhallelujahAl » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:33 pm

Just made a tin-can stove this evening from tomato tin (Sainsbury’s 😆). Very happy with its performance as it boiled my MyTi mug 650 in no time at all using a tiny amount of meths! Happy camper 😎
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Re: Tin Can Stove

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:26 am

Not to be critical but experience tells me - the can is far too big for the pot, try and find something half the diameter and make it shorter. Also, the 'jet' holes are too big and it will work much better with 2 rows of smaller holes :wink:
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Re: Tin Can Stove

Post by In Reverse » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:21 am

Not to be critical but....

**2 lines of criticism**

:lol:

*yes, I know, it was constructive and informative criticism :roll:

I keep meaning to try my hand at one of the tin can wood gas stoves but very rarely eat out of tins. Need to up my game...

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Re: Tin Can Stove

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:35 pm

Not to be critical but....

**2 lines of criticism**

:lol:

*yes, I know, it was constructive and informative criticism
Yeah but I meant no offence hence a kind of apology beforehand :wink:
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Re: Tin Can Stove

Post by K1100T » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:59 pm

What size of can would you normally use? One of those small 200g sweet corn cans, or one of the small 160ml Coconut Milk cans?
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Re: Tin Can Stove

Post by whitestone » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:11 pm

K1100T wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:59 pm
What size of can would you normally use? One of those small 200g sweet corn cans, or one of the small 160ml Coconut Milk cans?
For the 650 mug I use a homemade beer can stove so anything that sort of diameter like a pop can would do. Lots of videos on how to make one on the interweb - there's a lot of variations to try out. The advantage is that you get the chance to drink the contents of the can first :-bd :O)

For the 400ml sized mug then something about the diameter of a Red Bull can should be right. The disadvantage is that you get the chance to drink the contents of the can first :shock:
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Re: Tin Can Stove

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:45 pm

What size of can would you normally use?
For a semi-pressurised side burner like this, I'd look for something about half the diameter of the pot I'd like to use. However, jet size, location and internal volume will play a part in how large the flame spread is. Ideally, it doesn't want to creep up the sides of the pot and there should be very little yellow in the flame.

Different type of stove but you get the idea.

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Re: Tin Can Stove

Post by Ray Young » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:26 pm

I've made a few pop/beer can stoves but found Stu's 22g stove to be more fuel efficient.

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Re: Tin Can Stove

Post by K1100T » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:42 pm

That's quite cool. Thought it might be an entertaining project to do with the kids...
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Re: Tin Can Stove

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:54 pm

Maybe try a centre burner? This picture does illustrate what I was saying abou flame spread.

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Re: Tin Can Stove

Post by gloryhallelujahAl » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:48 pm

Hey I’m totally ok with criticism. I’m a cack-handed diy phobe at best! Gonna take what you guys say and learn. Lookout for my next effort 🙏😄
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Re: Tin Can Stove

Post by Rich3rd » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:40 am

For 650ml mug, I've found the Pika stove to work very well with a bit of ceramic wadding in the bottom as a wick:

http://users.sisqtel.net/~losthiker/pikastove/
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