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Cameron Reed
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How to puck?? on 03/10/2007 12:31:16 MST Print View

I have made a few (ok....lots) alcohol stove out of various soda cans. I have even pucked a few of the stoves, mostly by chance. (to get a definition of "pucking" please visit http://zenstoves.net/Construction-Advanced.htm
I have done as suggested on the Zen Stoves website and used a spray can. About 85-90% of the time the can gets permanently stuck on the bottom of the spray can. I have even put liquid dish soap around the spray can in an attempt to prevent the sticking. Still no good.
I have used a wrap of aluminum flashing (as described here...http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/1571/index.html

I am wondering if anyone knows a way to puck a can effectively. Tinny? How do you do it?
Also, instead of the puck just depressing the outer-most edge of the can, (as demonstrated here...

pucked stove 1
is there a way to make the the entire rim of the can flush with the ground and still leave the dimple in the middle of the can bottom like this...

Pucked Stove 2

Anyone's suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
Thank you

Edited by cameronjreed on 03/10/2007 12:32:41 MST.