It is a pressurized stove that does not need a pot stand. It has a large fuel capacity for a long burn time but can be adjusted by simply using less full. It is more durable than most stoves if its type.
It is heavier and larger than a lot of alcohol stove designs.
This is a tutorial on making one with items I had on hand, not with the best tools for the job. This is just to help show the ease in building.
I selected the aluminum bottle from a venom energy drink. Any aluminum bottle should work with this design, but I prefer venom. These have thicker walls than any beverage container that I have found. This make for a heavier stove than others out there, but it is much more durable. These bottles also work great as fuel containers. I chose not to remove the paint. I kinda like the way it looks with it, but simply sand it off if you wish.
Step 1: Select Bottle.
Step 2: Remove Plastic Ring
Step 3: Cut Bottle in Half
Step 4: Cut Flow Ports
Step 5: Press Top Into Bottom
Step 6: Trim
Step 7: Mark Jets and Drill
I want my jets small. I did not have any drills with me, but I did have a 24 gauge needle. The 24 gauge has a diameter of about 0.02 inch so that is about the size of the jets. If drilling, I recommend a 1/32 inc bit. drill through the outer wall only
The stove is now ready to use
Step 8: Testing
For this test I filled stove with 5 oz of denatured alcohol, and 2 cups of water in the pot. ethanol (denatured alcohol) and methanol (HEET). avoid rubbing alcohol, it does not burn well. Do not used any oil based fuels and never used gasoline .
If you over fill, as the stove heats and primes and pressurizes, alcohol will sputter from the jets. This is not a big problem, but it waste fuel and prolongs time till stove can be used.
This is a self priming stove. All you have to do is light the center reservoir. As it heats the alcohol vaporized and pressurizes the outside chamber. The jest will light of the flame from the center. it will take a few moments for the flames from the jet to stabilize then you can place your pot on top. no post stand needed. I tend to prime externally lighting the center, letting it burn for one minute, then lighting the jets
>2 minutes for priming
5 min 45 seconds for rolling boil
total burn time 30 minutes.