November 20, 2015 8:16 PM MST - Subscription purchasing, account maintenance, forum profile maintenance, new account registration, and forum posting have been disabled
as we prepare our databases for the final migration to our new server next week. Stay tuned here for more details.
Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter
Box Stove Metal Thickness
Display Avatars Sort By:
Rob Hubbard
(robwa10) - F

Locale: England
Box Stove Metal Thickness on 03/21/2011 16:11:40 MDT Print View

I've been inspired by several of the wood stove threads on here and I'm considering building a box stove that can be used for backpacking and family camping.

Does anyone know what thickness Stainless Steel I should try to source for the box itself?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Box Stove Metal Thickness on 03/21/2011 19:23:38 MDT Print View

Life vs weight.

1 mm would be gross overkill. 0.1 mm might be fragile.
Within those limits, experiment.
Off hand, I would suggest starting around 0.3 mm. I might be wildly wrong.


Rob Hubbard
(robwa10) - F

Locale: England
Re: Re: Box Stove Metal Thickness on 03/23/2011 04:58:03 MDT Print View

Thanks Roger for the reply, it confirmed what I was thinking. I have found someone who sells .5mm 'scrap' offcuts that are to small for them to use. Conveniently, they're the right size for a small box stove! I'll start with those and see how it goes. Will post pics when finished as I'm going to try and combine the best design features of Tigoat and Kifaru in some ways.

Also thanks Roger for replying in mm. Although I'm from America and have a converter I use it make life that little easier. :)

Ed Tyanich
(runsmtns) - F - M
Metal Thickess on 03/23/2011 07:11:54 MDT Print View

Kifaru uses .0141 Stainless