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Cat food can stove: side can opener or not
When making a cat can stove will using a side can opener versus a rotating wheel opener impact the strength of the top lip of the stove? Is that top lip especially important to the overall strength of the can?
Why are you using a can opener?Every cat can stove I've made (ala the instructions on Andrew Skurka's website) was done so by just removing the top with the pull tab.
Craig,I'm experimenting. thanks
Gabe,Yes, that lip is going to make the stove a little stronger. Significantly so? I'm not sure. You could try it. But I don't think you would gain much. Maybe a gram or so of weight loss.HJAdventures In Stoving
Using a side opener will make the rim weaker. Use a rotating wheel opener. It leaves a nice ring of material on the inside of the can to strengthen it.
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