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Johan's Favourite Alcohol Stove: One-Can Sideburner

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Johan's Favourite Alcohol Stove : One-Can Sideburner (No Pot Stand)

This stove uses only one can and needs no pot stand.
The design transfers a lot of heat into the pot and not around it.
On taller cans, you have plenty of material left from the middle of the can to create some sort of windscreen.

The design can be further refined by adding a proper internal wall and drilling jets. On pressurised topburner can stoves, I usually make 24 jets in a 2:1 pattern, using a drill with a sewing needle as a bit.

This is not my design, I wish it was. It is based on the
Garlington YACC Stove ("Yet Another Coke Can Stove").
Here is my way of making it.
 
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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Drinks can (I like Dr Pepper)
Utility knife
Rounded file
Stack of coins (an even number) taped together to measure 1.5 inches tall [UK 2p x 20]
Small, sharp scissors
Cutting mat or graph paper with large grid
Sharpie
Large flat blade screwdriver



Step 2: Cut out the top of the can.

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Score around with the utility knife, the more times the better.
Cut out the top through the score line, slowly and carefully.

Step 3: Neaten the top opening.

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File away any burrs.
Roll a smooth screwdriver around the opening to roll the edge a little and make it even neater!

Step 5: Cut out the top and bottom stove sections.

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1. Roughly cut out the top and bottom stove sections.
Leave as much as possible of the middle of the can if you want to use it to make a windscreen later.

2. Cut exactly along the score lines with the scissors.
You should find that the scissors will glide around the groove easily.

3. Now give both parts a good rinse!
I found out today that these make good starters for the jet stove like: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Jet-Stove-Pocket-Sized-Alcohol-Powered-Stov/
just put the jet stove on top after you light this one.

JohanJShaw (author)  c3ralki1l3r1 year ago
Of course! I never even thought of that, good idea.
Another thing is that its burns out really quicky so you can add a whole lot more fuel to the jet stove :P
seamster1 year ago
Nice! I like that it doesn't require a stand. I'll be making one of these to replace my penny version. Thanks!
wgrube1 year ago
Nice! I'll try to build this one too. I've tested a lot of different types, this looks to be the easiest one to build.
I love that it says "What's the worst that could happen?" on the can. Not that anything could possibly go wrong here...
benfloom1 year ago
If you use a can opener you can remove the top of the can very easily and quickly
Nerko-erko1 year ago
Its funny how it says "what's the worst that could happen"
I just made one the other day :)
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JohanJShaw (author)  c3ralki1l3r1 year ago
Nice! How does it burn?
its burns fairly well, it melted a 16 jar filled with wax, wouldn't recommend rubbing alcohol with less than %70 it works but it takes longer.:P
16 ounce

Could you tell me if I need to fix any thing any one, Thanks :)
props. clean work.
JohanJShaw (author)  goodforcatfish1 year ago
Thanks!
hemang181 year ago
for how long can i use one (life)
JohanJShaw (author)  hemang181 year ago
Honestly, I don't know. I can't imagine it getting blocked (no small jet holes), but I have not tested one for long enough to say yet. Why not make a few spares?
Xixfas1 year ago
How many coins?
JohanJShaw (author)  Xixfas1 year ago
20 = 1.5 inches, 10 coins = 3/4 inch, but they are UK 2 pence coins I used. It is just an easy way to mark up the cans. You can use whatever you want to get the height.
do you know about pennies?
thx
Xixfas1 year ago
Great!
wwhitt1 year ago
How do u ignite the stove? I had a previous penny stove that was very tedious to ignite
JohanJShaw (author)  wwhitt1 year ago
You just light the fuel in the centre opening and wait for a few seconds. When the ring of blue flame appears, put your pot on top and cook!
is it possible to make bacon with this stove :P(gotta get daily intake of bacon :)
JohanJShaw (author)  c3ralki1l3r1 year ago
Don't see why not. Try a small frying pan on top. You can "grill" a cheese sandwich in the pan too - works pretty well!
Great Idea.........
JohanJShaw (author)  mukulbackup1 year ago
Thanks!
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