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A soda can mini stove/fireplace that keeps you warm. Or you can just burn stuff in it. I was just testing out my new rotary tool thingy so this is the first thing i built with it.

I am NOT responsible for any injuries, or damages caused by building and using this SodaCan "stove".

BTW i didn't copy this from that other fireplace instructable. i built this before i saw that one.

Please rate, rate it what it deserves. (comment too, even if you want to yell at me)

 
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials:

1. (2) Metal Soda Cans
2. Craft Wire

Tools:

1. Need Nose pliers
2. Dremel(and attachments) or : Sand paper, Drill, Something to cut the soda cans.

I bought a dremel because of it cheapness(i don't have much money) and multi purpose ability.

Step 2: Cut Out Holes

Ok first you have to outline where you want the door to be on your soda can.

Then clamp the soda can down and cut the door area out using the dremel/rotary tool cut off disks.

Next draw out where you want your chimney.

Drill a small hole and use needle nose pliers to peel out the shape.

Then sand into nice circle with dremel.

Step 3: Add Chimney Build door.

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So with that door hold scrap form a cylinder and fit it into the chimney hole, snuggly.

Wrap some wire around it to make it keep shape near the top.

Ok taht was the easy part now to build the grill door.

1. Draw out a rectangle larger than the door hole you made on ANOTHER soda can.
2. Draw all the cool "grill cutouts" within that rectangle. (See pictures)
3. Clamp the sodacan and cut out the grill cutouts.
4. Then cut out the whole door.

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Kiteman5 years ago
Bearing in mind that aluminium is flammable, how long does this last?
Blaaken Kiteman2 years ago
Actually, it's not really flammable, it just melts at 500 degrees F
Kiteman Blaaken2 years ago
Actually, it melts at 1220F, 660°C.

As to the flammability, it seems that you know better than the Health Protection Agency, who say;
  • Highly flammable
  • Reacts with water and alcohols, and violently with oxidants, strong acids, strong bases and chlorinated hydrocarbons causing fire and explosion hazard
  • Emits toxic fumes of aluminium oxide when heated to decomposition
  • In the event of a fire involving aluminium powder (coated), use dry agent and normal fire kit with breathing apparatus and for aluminium powder (uncoated), use dry agent liquid-tight chemical protective clothing in combination with breathing apparatus.
  • Water MUST NOT be allowed to come into contact with substance
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Reacts with water and ALCOHOLS, and violently with oxidants, strong acids, strong bases and chlorinated hydrocarbons causing fire and explosion hazard

WHAT ABOUT DRINK CAN STOVES
What about them?

Aluminium cans are coated with a number of sealant layers, including paint, and bare aluminium metal reacts so quickly with atmospheric oxygen that it forms an almost impermeable layer of aluminium oxide.
so they're still fine? if so why would this not work
They're fine.
Keep in mind that Aluminum Oxide (AlO) is rated a 9.5 in hardness, vs the 10 of Diamond. Also, despite being flammable, Aluminum conducts heat and electricity very well, making for ideal short term cooking/conducting material. The key in protecting from an Aluminum fire is not allowing it to get excessively hot for extended periods of time. 10-15 mins is recommended for a cast aluminum frying pan. Adjust burn times accordingly, remembering that the properties of aluminum change if you douse the fire with a liquid; it causes certain degrees of heat treating, increasing durability and brittleness.
The Red Button (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
Well it survived the first use. But it definitely got flimsier and darkened in color, so who knows. Fun thing though.
deffiently. I like the small, easy to re-make few bits instructables
You do know that soda cans have a coating on the inside, right? Without the coating, the soda can's wall is about two times as thick as Alumiunium foil. Good idea, though. And, as qultiq said, a steel soup can would work better.
that is bogus the pain is thinner then the hair on your head. But it is quite thin. The noxious stuff will burn off with a few fires or one of you carfully build a fire in and all around it. this looks cool to roast marshmallow though. or make a spit next to it and skewer a hot dog turning the dog ever few minutes. Waste of time, so is sports but people have heir butts glued to chairs and stadium seats to watch. this is much better. Flames baby flames, with a hot dog and a few "s'mores" (registered trademark GSA). The gent who did the #10 can was nice too. ciao
The plastic melted on mine, and what was left was a brittle, scorched, and incredibly thin aluminium sheet. And yes, it is quite thin. But the walls of the can are really, really thin anyway. Even with the plastic coat.
Everything is flammable at a given tempatures.
. While Al can be made to burn, it's not exactly flammable (easily ignited). You'd have a hard time catching his stove on fire burning paper and wood.
. Loss of temper will be a bigger problem, but shouldn't be a big deal for this project.
mason01903 years ago
i plan to make one but instead of having the rectangular windows, i will try to do one large window with some mesh on it (the kind used on screen doors)
so if anyone has an idea of how to put it on that would be great ;)
i would cut your hole then put on metal mesh with a high heat resistant epoxy buy the key is High heat resistance and metal mesh
that stuff is actually flamable, just to tell you.
Dread_Neck3 years ago
how do you cook with it?
Mirime4 years ago
This looks like what my granddad wold make out of beer cans for us kids when i was little . they were fun because of the FLAME!!!

Ha hah hah ahah ahahahahahaha Fire!!!

fun and well made
 'I start fiiiressss'
Yesssss, fiiiirrreesssss fun, all the pretty colors ooooooooooo
this is the coolest thing on sntructables that i have ever seen!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Red Button (author)  knexmasterfunk4 years ago
 Thanks.
Arbitror5 years ago
Now this is a neat idea! It's pretty much pointless though...
(Except maybe for decoration!)
lol you can sell them in school :P
How do you like this, I super sized it with a #10 can
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dude, cant you just use a normal can and pour some kinda fluid in there and light if ur gonna make a bigger one? :P
thats cool, I like your username :)
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Best
Thanks for the idea
nice now you just need a 2 foot big cabin in the bushes in your back yard :D lol j/k nice
ultracanery5 years ago
nice, how did you make your fire?
hcancun5 years ago
Hi, is nice project, but do you think in a really practical use?
The Red Button (author)  hcancun5 years ago
well other then warmth...no
It would be good for burning small twigs (which I get pounds of throughout the year, due to the pinetree in my backyard). I think I may try the same thing but with a pipe rather than popcan... then again, I may just try the can first.
u could use it for roasting marshmellows mmmmmmmmmmm marshmellows
A good name5 years ago
Dude, that's so freakin cool. I'm definitely going to try this... maybe I can even get it to power something like a Stirling engine.
does some of the smoke really come out of the chimney?
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