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Woodgas Can Stove
Can you refill yours while its burning ?.
I know i heard that somewhere, i just can't remember, but I've been using aluminum for as long as I can remember. ? - MatthewK41
Made this a few years ago and I drilled a hole and screwed a slotted bolt for a screwdriver or coin to undo it. works a treat. - ColinC36
A very simple solution is enough as long as you control the air flow and fuel consumption, which is the point of having such burners and not just an open pot filled with ethanol. I have made two alternatives, one very similar to the one in this article and another from a bit sturdies can. The model is from the Swedish Trangia, where the burner is open in the middle to allow filling up fuel without touching the burner and to allow lighting the burner more easily.I made some tests with my junkyard burners against the original Mini Trangia. The text is in Finnish, but the images and charts tell the story. http://gamma.nic.fi/~citybear/keitin/tenu.html - JouniM1
The middle wall- I get a bit confused about the "top" and "bottom." Is that the top of the finished piece? The notches- are they just to allow the alcohol to flow to the outside? Thanks! - dosserj
Filling the can with water and freezing it works really well for keeping it dent free, also. The ice will allow you to use the hammer quickly and easily for punching the holes, and the blade to cut the can walls, even better than sand because it won't shift even if you have to hold it tightly. - Rani_Z
I know this is an old thread, but search it out. I learned to make a stove from one can with just a pocket knife. Much easier and in a SHTF situation you won't be packing pins and stuff.
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