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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen on 05/17/2011 18:02:35 MDT Print View

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MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen

Keith Selbo
(herman666) - F - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
making it lighter on 05/18/2011 07:29:38 MDT Print View

Great photo's and narrative.

Instead of folding the air cut-outs out of the way, why not remove them altogether? Get rid of a few grams of steel.

Edited by herman666 on 05/18/2011 07:30:42 MDT.

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen on 05/18/2011 11:25:14 MDT Print View

Nice! A simple solution for a common problem. Good work.

Tohru Ohnuki
(erdferkel) - F

Locale: S. California
Re: MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen on 05/18/2011 11:45:06 MDT Print View

Erm, maybe i'm missing something obvious, but is this a woodburning stove? If so how does the smoke escape if you use a pot that big? For that matter, if it's just a pot stand to be used with a propane or gas stove, how does the top vent waste gasses and won't it overheat a canister stove if it's enclosed like that?

D Heisley
(dheisley) - MLife
Re: Re: MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen on 05/18/2011 12:17:14 MDT Print View

@Tohru: Bingo

Edited by dheisley on 05/18/2011 12:18:20 MDT.

Joe Kuster
(slacklinejoe) - MLife

Locale: Flatirons
MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen on 05/18/2011 15:10:09 MDT Print View

*Danger Will Robinson* ?

I'm certainly no expert, but aren't coat hangers coated with metals and coatings that are toxic when burned? Contamination of food with things like zinc are pretty dangerous, that's why hardware cloth shouldn't be used next to flame (although I see plenty of DIY systems that do so it).

If we're talking pure brass or steel, it should be fine, but I don't think modern coat hangers are 100% brass.

Edited by slacklinejoe on 05/18/2011 15:13:13 MDT.

. .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen on 05/18/2011 16:43:34 MDT Print View

How much does a coffee can like this weigh and what is the completed project weight?

Scott Glenn
(Skidsteer) - MLife

Locale: North Georgia
Re: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen on 05/18/2011 17:31:16 MDT Print View

That is not an aluminum can as indicated in the list of supplies. It's steel.

I don't see combustion happening with this design if used with wood, esbit, or alcohol. There doesn't appear to be enough space between the top of the potstand and the bottom of the pot to allow it if the photos are accurate.

Using it over a canister stove would be exciting.

Edited by Skidsteer on 05/18/2011 21:13:24 MDT.

Simon Wurster
(Einstein) - F

Locale: Big Apple
Re: MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen on 05/19/2011 10:51:14 MDT Print View

@Joe: Doesn't brass contain lead that can leach out? I was experimenting with alternative materials to titanium and aluminum for wind screens, and brass foil was one of the options (among shim steel and copper foil), but I nixed it because of the possibility of lead oozing out, vaporizing, and condensing in my pot of water. Just sayin'...

In the end I went with the cheapest: shim steel.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: MYOG: Group Pot Stand and Windscreen on 05/27/2011 20:16:43 MDT Print View

Has this even been tested? No replies from the author. Kinda lame.