In this Instructable, I will show you how to build one of the most efficient types of alcohol stoves: a self pressurizing, chimney-type stove.
Disclaimer: This project involves sharp tools, sharp pieces of metal, fuel, and fire. I take no responsibility for any and all damage that you do by following these directions. These instructions are for informational purposes only. I disclaim all responsibility for damage or death to property, person or animal caused by either the correct or incorrect following of these instructions. This project should only be attempted by a responsible adult, following proper fire safety protocols, and with an understanding of all the risks involved.
That said, let's get started!
Step 1: First Step - Gather Materials
First, you must gather all the necessary materials. Most of these can be found at a hardware store like Home Depot or Lowes. The stove itself is made from an Coors Light aluminum bottle can. You will most likely want to get several of these, as it can be tricky to get this to work the first time. The aluminum bottle design is also used by certain energy drinks like Monster.
You will need:
1. An aluminum Coors Light bottle
2. A pair of scisors
3. A center punch with a sharp point
4. A knife, razor blade or Xacto knife
5. A fine point marker
6. A 1 1/2 inch spade bit
7. A pin vice or a small drill like a Dremel
8. A 1/32" drill bit
9. Steel wool, both fine and coarse
10. JB Weld - I use JB KwikWeld because it sets up faster
11. A ruler or a square
12. Not pictured - needle nosed pliers and nippers/angle cutters
13. Optional - A pair of calipers can sometimes be handy for checking exact measurements