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#86405 - 01/07/08 09:17 PM modified penny stove
clifton Offline
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I just built a penny stove without having to cut any cans. I used a half size pepsi can i think it is the 250 ml size. all i did was to poke a hole in the bottom of the can to drain the liquid out of it and then drilled a 1/4 inch hole to widen the pin hole and built the stove the same as the penny stove from there. When I tested it i couldn't get the stove to preheat properly due to the cold temperature -15 C out side to solve this proplem I built a stand to hold the stove over a candle that solved the problem and it burned great 2 oz of denatured alcohol to run the stove for 15 minutes. The greatest advantage I can see from this construction method is no risk of the stove blowing apart as it is all 1 peace. I think this construction method would even work to burn whitegas in it but I would need to develop a way to completely seal the center hole before lighting it. Anyone think that that would work without it blowing up in my face?

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#86406 - 01/08/08 11:05 AM Re: modified penny stove [Re: clifton]
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Shouldn't blow up, in my unprofessional opinion as a penny user, because I've never managed to
blow one up (unlike others)

neat idea, although can't say I'd want to carry one as *big* as a half height can... mind you you
could probably chuck about 6 oz of alcohol in it and burn it long enough to cremate small pets.. so may be useful in some situations <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#86407 - 01/08/08 11:11 AM Re: modified penny stove [Re: clifton]
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If you plan on using white gas, could you please send us a video for entertainment purposes..... My guess would be kaboom!!!

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#86408 - 01/09/08 03:53 PM Re: modified penny stove/any alky stove [Re: clifton]
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I would highly recommend that YOU DO NOT USE WHITE GAS in an alcohol stove. The reason that I say this is that alcohol is NOT explosive however very very flammable. White gas on the other hand is very explosive and could hurt you real bad. Don't worry 'bout that can being all one piece. A little white gas could change all that in a flash!!!!!...sabre110004...



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#86409 - 01/09/08 05:54 PM Re: modified penny stove/any alky stove [Re: sabre11004]
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Registered: 01/04/02
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Loc: Eastern MA, USA
Agreed.

Another point is that alcohol stoves are made for ALCOHOL. It burns at a much lower temperature than white gas. A thin aluminum can may melt or at least collapse if it hold burning white gas. OOPS!

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