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David Gardner (GardnerOutdoorLD) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Long-time backpacker and ultralight fan. Day job as an attorney. Did civil and mechanical engineering before law school. Have a cottage business making super ultralight stoves, cook kits, trekking poles, polycryo tarp/tents and saws
CityPetaluma
StateCalifornia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.GOLDGear.co

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Re: Weight.
@Delmar My XUL set up with 400 ml can and 8 liquid oz fuel bottle weighs 2.71 oz with aluminum flashing. Everything except the fuel bottle fits inside the can with the cozy on the outside. Witho...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 19, 4:49pm

Re: Stove Setup Stats
I think it used to be "SLX Klean Strip" and now it's just "Klean Strip" by the same manufacturer. But I don't have a can of the old stuff to compare for certain.

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 19, 3:00pm

Re: Snug Up Windscreen to 1/4" Tests
Nice work Delmar. 63% efficiency is excellent with a practical set up. I would expect the tighter windscreen to do better in the wind too. What kind of fuel are you using? How much does your ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 19, 2:15pm

Re: Evolution
Delmar, Nice to see you testing your rig and keeping this thread alive. It would be interesting to see your boil times with cooler starting water temperature. Looking forward to your new, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 19, 10:15am

3 Million+ Possible Combinations
So I'm getting ready to move May 1, and cleaning and packing my shop. Was surprised (appalled?) to see how many variations there are for systems using one particular stove concept: Once I ...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 15, 11:15am

Re: Fins!!!
If only I could weld aluminum that thin! I have been considering the use of thermal grease for CPU cooling fins to coat the parts of the fins in contact with the can, to better conduct heat into it...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 14, 12:21pm

Inner Ring with Louvers
Delmar, Great ideas about the internal ring and the louvers. The aluminum radiator fins I was using have very tiny little louvers in them, so I made an inner ring of them which fits tight to the i...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 14, 2:17am

Re: Some Questions & Windscreen Idea
Delmar, I used both the regular and the advanced formulas to calculate efficiency (thanks Glenn for furnishing copies of both). Didn't seem to make any difference which one I used, perhaps bec...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 13, 8:55pm

Fin Design
I'd be happy to ship my various fin configurations to whomever wants to try the variations suggested.

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 13, 11:39am

Sans Fins
In between testing different fin concepts today, I was mainly working on some other ideas. This is the best combination I've been able to cobble together for the purpose of efficiency: Tight...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 12, 11:08pm

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