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scaling wood stoves
I'm guessing this is the thread Dan's referring to. One thing I noticed there was the 55k BTU/hr output of the Mega Stove being discussed. Likewise the 17k, 20k to 30k BTU/hr mentioned ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Functional Secondary Air System
January 26, 12:32pm

re: You're nuts!
Quite possibly... but I guess we use the tools we're familiar with. AWK is a compile-free language that can do most things, and is great for parsing text files (e.g. body dimension files). ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where do you design at?
January 26, 12:05pm

re: Where do you design at?
Pencil & paper for doodling ideas. Paper, cardboard, sellotape, string, etc. for building models of ideas. Excel, AWK, PostScript and SketchUp for converting scribbles into prettier pictu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where do you design at?
January 26, 6:09am

free ones...
Some examples of these pouches for drinks/food use were posted on the OM Meths Burner Q&A thread. I'd collected a few, but they felt just a bit too vulnerable for my liking, and the narr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hi, cool fuel container
January 24, 11:15am

it's a tin can
As others have suggested, I think it's a 'tin can'; a steel can, electroplated with tin, hence the weight. It's a modern tin can, though, using a butt-welded joint, rather than the...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1 L Paulener October Wiesn beer can as a pot?
January 24, 11:11am

latest fin model
Here's the worked-up SketchUp model of the insulated, vented HX can system. The darker band around the centre is meant to represent a strip of flue tape, to hold things together, and provide...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fins on a Rockstar can
January 19, 10:28am

re: things...
> What do they flash roofs with in the UK? Michael, the most common material is still lead, or a lead-alike, and it's thick. Either that or bitumenised felt or self-adhesive polymer tape...

In Make Your Own Gear » Paint your pot black and add fins. It works!
January 19, 6:00am

re: Psychrometry doesn't cost $140/hour
Nice analysis, David, thanks. And a good explanation of the difference between a hot, humid Florida(?) and cold, dry Alaskan skies. I'd concluded the same about the neoprene JetBoil cosy, t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fins on a Rockstar can
January 18, 12:08pm

re: non-incandescent exhaust gases
> My simplistic approximation that clear air doesn't radiant significant heat IS true for clear skies in my climate but what about in stove exahust gases which are much hotter AND wetter tha...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fins on a Rockstar can
January 18, 11:12am

good stuff!
Nice work, Nick. One way to check that the stove isn't burning hotter (which is a possibility) is to measure a fixed fuel volume, and measure boil time and total burn time. If the total b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Paint your pot black and add fins. It works!
January 18, 10:58am

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