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ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
new alcohol stove? on 08/16/2011 10:51:44 MDT Print View

This is an alcohol stove, in spite of not looking like a stove.
Originally, it is designed for a wood-burning stove, acting as an igniting part.

Features:
Using zirconium oxide fiber(or other uninflammable fiber) as a huge wick, for its long term use;
Output power adjustable, depending on the length of the wick;
Flame height adjustable;
Convenient to put out the fire, by shutting the lid,
Fully sealed, keeping unconsumed alcohol for next time use;
Preheat and overheat controls are all very good,
Air interface wide, high combustion efficiency.

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Edited by asidesign on 08/16/2011 12:07:14 MDT.

ziff house
(mrultralite) - F
very on 08/16/2011 12:44:48 MDT Print View

good ,how long to boil?

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
Re: very on 08/16/2011 13:28:01 MDT Print View

Hi~Ziff,
hard to say,depending on the amount of alcohol absorption and the power of output, full load is less than one oz.

Michael Andrew
(pacifico) - F
re: "new alcohol stove" on 08/17/2011 02:37:09 MDT Print View

The simplicity is beautiful.

It reminds me of this stove: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRMglAd-7hY

I don't have much experience in building things to be set on fire; what materials besides zirconium oxide fiber make a good wick, and where would I find them?

Also, if anyone has an idea how the wick was affixed to the lid of the stove in the video that I posted, I'm all ears. Some kind of nonflammable adhesive?

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: re: "new alcohol stove" on 08/17/2011 04:30:14 MDT Print View

Hi Michael,

"Also, if anyone has an idea how the wick was affixed to the lid of the stove in the video that I posted, I'm all ears. Some kind of nonflammable adhesive?"

Tinny from Minibull Design shows how he does it in this link.

Party On,

Newton

Barry Cuthbert
(nzbazza) - M

Locale: New Zealand
That's a really clever idea on 08/17/2011 07:06:10 MDT Print View

I am impressed, such a simple but brilliant idea.

I wonder if standard household fibreglass insulation would be suitable as the wick material? It's used as a wick in a standard cat stove.

Edited by nzbazza on 08/17/2011 07:11:36 MDT.

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
Re: re: "new alcohol stove" on 08/17/2011 10:45:14 MDT Print View

Thank you, Michael, for your response and video introduced.
I think alumina fibers are easier to get, characteristics are also good.

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
Re: That's a really clever idea on 08/17/2011 10:50:17 MDT Print View

Thank you!Barry,
I seldom use glass fiber as a wick, I'm more worried about its absorption performance, but you can try.

Jason Hung
(moma-moma) - F - M
nice idea! on 08/18/2011 09:20:49 MDT Print View

Very clever idea!
if do you think if use CF also working well?

Cheers
Jason

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
Re: nice idea! on 08/18/2011 15:41:02 MDT Print View

CF does work, but not very well. Actually, ordinary cotton is nice, unless you forget to add fuel in time.