Introduction: "Wood Gas" Stove
This stove is a simple lightweight stove that uses wood coals as its heat source. This stove isent reely a "wood gas" stove, but a stove that burns wood and blows on it to make it burn faster. A true woodgas stove would capture woodgas (CO and H2) and just burn that. Anyway, lets get started!
Step 1: Materials
1) small boyscout popcorn tin, or any steel can that is about 7 or 8 inches tall and 6 inches in diameter, and IT MUST HAVE A LID
2) a soup can ( mine was for green giant beans)
3) a small computer fan, preferably 12 volt ( it can run off of a 9 volt batery)
4) JB weld or any other appoxy
5) a 9 volt battery or battery to suit your fan
6) aluminum tape or a tape resistant to heat
Step 2: Cutting the Cans
first cut a hole in the side of the larger can that is the size of your fan. The fan will be glued into place here. make shure it is right at the bottom of the can.
second, cut a circle into the lid of the larger can that is the same diameter as your smaller soup can, the soup can will be attached here.
Third, cut small slits or holes in the soup can to allow airflow into it. The cannot be too wide, or else your fuel will fall out
Step 3: Assembly
First slide the soup can into the hole in the lid that was cut earlyier, and use the aluminum tape or other heat resistant tape/adheasive to affix it there
Then appoxy the fan into the hole previously cut, make shure its blowing into the can
finaly attach the wires of the fan to a battery or switch and test the connection
VERY IMPORTANT: you may want to attach some sort of insulation to protect the fan from extream heat, mine was destroyed on its initial test. Posibly you could channel the air from the fan to protect it.
Step 4: Use
To light the stove first get the materials in the stove lit on fire using accelerant if you arent a paccient person like me ;)
Then, when it is lit, turn the fan on and let it warm up, and depending on how large yours it, it could take 5 minutes or 15 minutes
Make shure not to light your fan on fire, that would not be good for it.
I will try to get some pictures of it in use or mabee a video soon!
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