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Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Wants to spring open on 02/07/2013 22:54:21 MST Print View

I had that occur when I unpacked an aluminum cone while making a video. Got to remember that they are under tension. That tension issue was a concern for me when I designed this new windscreen. I releived the tension by heat treating. You can see from my last video that there is no longer a concern of a "jumping out" issue. I consider that a major improvement over the DIY or commercial cones.

Watch the video:

http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/ridgeline-can-for-caldera-cone-keg.php

By the way, the stainless steel band closure strip that helps hold my windscreen together is in part an idea that Jason Klass came up with a few years ago. I think he called it a belt buckle closure. It had quite a few holes punched in it to reduce weight. Thanks Jason :-)

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Project on hold on 02/09/2013 07:07:30 MST Print View

Family matters have caused me to put this project on hold.

David Gardner
(GardnerOutdoorLD) - M

Locale: Northern California
Re: Project on hold on 02/09/2013 11:54:47 MST Print View

Dan, sorry to hear it. Hope everything works out OK.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Re: Project on hold on 02/14/2013 19:26:55 MST Print View

Thanks David. Son-in-law's funeral was yesterday. He was 54 years young. Heart attack/diabetes. Now life goes on for the rest of us for a space in time. Make the best of it.

I can begin my project again tomorrow.

brent driggers
(cadyak) - MLife

Locale: southwest georgia
condolences on 02/15/2013 11:00:17 MST Print View

Very sorry to hear about your son-in-law.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: condolences on 02/16/2013 16:44:12 MST Print View

Thank you Brent. Really takes a toll on a guy. Takes the wind out of your sails for a bit.

Hey, just wanted to get back on track with this project. Want to show you how I pack the stove in the wood burning mode. after you watch my video go over and watch the Trail Designs video on how the TiTri Inferno stove is loaded. Big difference in the two.

Watch "User Friendly" (click on it)

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Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Project is Finished on 02/20/2013 12:38:58 MST Print View

I'm finished with this windscreen project. All has went well. Working with titanium has been interesting and rewarding.

New design for a welded wire pot support gives new meaning to a StarLyte stove. Yesterday I weighed a 2 cup foster pot with lid, a starlyte burner with lid and a full size ss pot support and the weight came to 1.5 ounces. Pot support fits inside the Foster can.

Thank you everyone for your help on this project.

Roger Munsey
(8100LT) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Just ordered mine! on 02/28/2013 10:41:22 MST Print View

Dan,

Thanks for your work and videos on this project.
I just ordered this new kit from you and it looks like
you shipped already! Can't wait to try it!

Roger

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Just ordered mine! on 02/28/2013 20:09:56 MST Print View

Yes, thank you. I shipped it out yesterday. Send me an email when it arrives, I have a question for you.

Roger Munsey
(8100LT) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Looks Great! on 03/01/2013 19:35:21 MST Print View

Dan,

Kit arrived and it looks great!
Sent you a PM.

Roger

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Titanium Windscreen Design on 11/24/2013 18:06:10 MST Print View

A thread by Delmar O'Donnell prompted me to bump this thread up because it has a lot of content that relates to information gathered in his thread. In this thread we can see how shared information improves on a design. The progression of designs has led to the use of louvers to swirl the incoming air to keep the flames centralized and turbulent. As they rise the turbulence is maintained by the ridges in a flat bottomed Foster's can. A photo and video of that windscreen can be seen in Delmar's thread.

In this thread you will see the use of crenelation pot support/air entry system.

Can a plain cylindrical windscreen be the pot support?

DY
Adventures In Stove Making

Edited by zelph on 11/24/2013 18:15:19 MST.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster) - F

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Thanks on 11/24/2013 20:38:13 MST Print View

Thanks for the bump, Dan. I had not seen this excellent thread.