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#86279 - 03/12/08 09:48 AM Re: awesome! [Re: Paddy_Crow]
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Thanks, everyone, for the help!! As a test, I switched to an aluminum can from some tomato puree or such and it boiled a cup of water like a champ. So, it must have been my bowl...I would have never thought. Thanks again!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
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#86280 - 03/12/08 10:06 AM Re: awesome! [Re: Buster_Martin]
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Excellent! Make sure you say "dryer altoids stove" so all the royalty checks get made out right.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#86281 - 03/12/08 10:29 AM Re: awesome! [Re: Buster_Martin]
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The conductivity of aluminum is about 10-15 times that of stainless steel. It also probably weighs quite a bit less, so a lot less heat will go into heating it up. If the output of your stove is marginal, something like that can make a difference.

Titanium isn't a very good conductor, either. Now, if you could find a pot made of copper or silver foil...

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#86282 - 03/12/08 10:52 AM Re: awesome! [Re: Dryer]
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Excellent! Make sure you say "dryer altoids stove" so all the royalty checks get made out right.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


Well, you know, I made one minor alteration that seems to help eliminate (or at least slow) the wear and tear of the stove due to the flame, and I made my own custom windscreen...I wonder if I post these and people like them if I'd start getting royalty checks? I could always use some extra $...even if it's just someone's $0.02. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
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#86283 - 03/12/08 01:49 PM Re: awesome! [Re: Buster_Martin]
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Describe the windscreen....you might be in 'patent infringment' territory. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Seriously, what'd you do? I've used aluminum and brass screen, both with like results.

Actually, when one posts a design...stove or otherwise, be prepaired to start getting 'customer service' emails. That will burn up your .02 cent royalty pretty quick.
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#86284 - 03/12/08 03:31 PM Re: awesome! [Re: Dryer]
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It's a windscreen that takes the place of the pot holder...so it's a 2-in-1 type of thing. Others may or may not like it, but I'll get some pics and such up as soon as time permits to see if anyone likes it.


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#86285 - 03/17/08 09:41 PM ...Sweet! [Re: cheap]
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That is really cool... I made it exactly like you said and love it. I use it to make tea and coffee. Thanks!

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#86286 - 03/25/08 01:30 AM Re: Altoid stove Instructions [Re: cheap]
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Very cool.I taught my scouts the famous tuna can stove but this sounds like something that can be reused with minimal maintainence, <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

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#86287 - 04/19/08 10:38 PM New username [Re: cheap]
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Hi, it;s me, cheap. It's been so long I forgot my real username and password, so I have a different username. Surprised to see this old thread come up again. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />b

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