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[at-l] alcohol stove
- Subject: [at-l] alcohol stove
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (William Neal)
- Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 08:25:41 -0400
Years ago for some forgotten reason, I was doing some kind of research about
"burning" (I think). Apparently the hottest part of the flame is not a the
point of origin, but at the tip of the flame. And when I light incense, I
light it from the point of the match's flame. And it does seem to light
quicker. So maybe the higher the object is -- without getting too far from
the tip of the flame -- the hotter the object you are trying to heat.
Anybody got a degree (college or hard-knocks) in subject that would confirm
or deny this?
William, The Turtle
From: L. Parker [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 5:31 PM
Cc: AT-L List (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [at-l] alcohol stove
Off hand, I would suggest moving your pot further away from the stove. It
sounds to me like it is so close that it can't draft to get fresh oxygen.
At the moment I am getting three minute roiling boils from the full size
Pepsi Stove with a three inch high stand. The instructions on the PCT site
recommend one inch above the stove which is only 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 inches for
the stand. The further up you go, the faster it seems to boil, but the
quicker it burns up the fuel. The one inch height produces a 7 minute
roiling boil and burn out in about 10 minutes or so.
Investigate making a simmer ring. It will help a lot.
Lee I Joe
"Paul L." <Paulonweb@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> I am gald to see that you had such sucess with your alcohol stove - what
> am i doing wrong.
> I used the plans for a PCT web site for the pepsi can stove
> (substituting red bull cans) and using fiberglass inselation for wicking
> in the double wall (suggested somewhere). I was getting burn times of
> 10-12 min and fule usages of up to 2oz for 2 cups of water.
> The stove was made correctly - maybe it was the wick or the smaller
> cans. What do you think?
> I would love to use this on my Thru-hike this spring to save weight over
> my Primus ALpine Micor (3oz + fule)
> Thanks Paul L. (NY) AT 2003
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