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Step 1: Materials

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2 pop cans Sharp blade Cotton balls Book to hold blade (it's not my book) Scissors Drill with a 7/32 and 1/16 bit. Or a push tack Ruler Bottle of HEET

Step 2: Score The Cans

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Measure 1 1/2 inches on the book and place your blade there. Then score both cans.

Step 3: Separate The Bottoms

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Cut the top of the cans off and then cut down to the line that you scored. If you scored the can properly, it should peel off perfectly.

Step 4: Assemble The Pieces

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Use the nicer piece for the top and set it aside. Use the other piece and place a few cotton balls into it. This will be your bottom. Use the other piece you put aside and cut a mid-sized rectangle into it. Then place the top inside the bottom and push down. If there is a lip then sand it down.

Step 5: Create The Fill Holes And The Jet Holes

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Use the 7/32 bit and drill the center if the top part. If you are using a tack, then make 4-5 holes in the middle. Now use the 1/16 bit or tack and make 16 evenly spaced holes around the can.

Step 6: Sand Off Paint

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Use fine sand paper and sand off the paint.

Step 7: Filling And Igniting

Pour about 1 1/2 ounces of HEET Into the fill hole and then cover it up with a coin. Then you need to prime it. Heat it up for a bit. So find a tray and place the stove into the tray. Then pour some HEET around the tray and light it. Also you can't see the flames in day light so I suggest testing it out at night. Be safe and don't burn your house down. Also 1 1/2 ounces will last you 15 minutes. This stove will boil 2cups of water in about 6-8 minutes
cyberraxx2 years ago
Never had chance till now but I've made quite a few of these little stoves. I'm now planning on using a few as the 'burner' part of a heater for the shed. I'm also experimenting on the best number and size of holes.

Great little ibble and straight to the point.

survivorman371 (author) 2 years ago
No it's not really expensive. It's 3 dollars for a 1 liter bottle.
mikaleda2 years ago
Heet is an overly expensive isopropyl alcohol, read the active ingredient on the bottle it'll say there.
survivorman371 (author) 2 years ago
And I already put a quarter in there. You can't really see it though
survivorman371 (author) 2 years ago
I know I tried that but it wasn't working. I just hold it over an open flame for a bit and that works fine. Cause you have to wait till you hear a boilin sound and when you hear that just ignore the jets then it keeps the jet pressure
astpeter2882 years ago
You can put a penny over the fill hole, put some HEET into that area, an light it to warm it up. It will auto ignite the outside burners when it warms up