V8 Chimney Stove
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John Kays
(johnk) - M

Locale: SoCal
V8 Chimney Stove on 02/08/2009 14:49:55 MST Print View

Thanks to Dan for letting me borrow a Cobalt stove to assist in finding a solution to cooking with a narrow pot like a Heineken or a FL 550 I purchased during the recent sale.

Dan’s cobalt did the job using ½ ounce of alcohol but the stove is too heavy. The burner head matches up with the V8 can stoves I use and I have modified one to match the Colbalt design by Dan. This V8 can stove omits the inner wall in favor of the chimney. It is the same as the Cobalt in every respect except the can, of course.
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Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: V8 Chimney Stove on 02/09/2009 14:53:00 MST Print View

Very nice John. Omitting the inner wall is awesome thinking.

When I can squeeze another stove in I'll give your idea a try. = )

Scott Littlefield
(sclittlefield) - F

Locale: Northern Woods of Maine
Extra metal on 02/09/2009 15:59:48 MST Print View

Dan - I've not seen your Cobalt modified for Heineken pots up close, so keep that in mind. I wonder if it would be possible to affix your pot stand to the inner wall with jb weld or rivets or some more ingenious way to get rid of some weight.

Or, maybe you've already done this or tried it, cutting chunks out of the stand where it's inside the stove - holes or rectangles, or whatever - just to remove more material to drop the weight a bit.

That said, I don't know what it weighs, and not knowing what you use for the stand I have no clue how much weight that would drop. Would it even be worth it?

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Extra metal on 02/09/2009 18:21:28 MST Print View

Scott, ever since I started this thread all kinds of information is coming about and ideas are really flowing. I've been able to reduce the height of the "cobalt" in half. The stainless steel insert/chimney has some really promising improvements in the stoves design. Right now it's a one piece stove, but who really care if it's a 2 pc with one piece permanently attached. The prototype i'm working on lights with no problem in cold weather and is not effected by a cold pot being put on it. It's smaller and lighter. Downside it only holds 1.5 ounces of fuel. Upside it's for a solo hiker to include all the other goodies. Lots of good things coming in the future.

Scott Littlefield
(sclittlefield) - F

Locale: Northern Woods of Maine
New Tricks on 02/10/2009 10:54:12 MST Print View

Looking forward to seeing the "up and coming" changes. Keep at it.