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alcohol stove

Http://  this isnt my vid.  but i like it. theres a metalmork technique i had not seen before.

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stove top popcorn?

Dose any one know how to make simple stove top popcorn?

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Pellet stove conversion?

We have an air tight wood stove. If we run out of wood, could we use pellets. We see that the home Hardware store locally is selling them, and thought that if we run out of regular wood, how could we burn pellets.

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Portable Camping Stove

I'm in the market for a portable camping stove and I came across this 2 burner WITH a STOVE! This thing looks awesome, assuming you have the space to tote it around with. I have declared 2010 the year of camping for our family. I'm in the process of gathering camping lists and preparing for my buying spree. Any suggestions welcome!

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Wood burning stoves

Can anyone help me find a place or outlet for a mechanical  device that will open and close a flap on a wood burning stove for letting in  solid fuel into the burner ,this to be operated by a electrical or clockwork timer.Or a idea to make myself,

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Wood Stove Ashes?

We have a wood stove, it produces ashes. Some of the ashes contain nails, so puting them on the driveway is not an option. We get 3 to 4 feet of snow. We know water and ashes make lie, so would not want to ruin any of our flowers or garden. How can we get rid of ashes in a green way

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Replacing a propane stove with a wood stove --HELP NEEDED

I need to remove a propane heating stove and install a woodstove that I already own. I'd like to install the woodstove in the same spot as where the propane stove sat and I'd llke to use the same venting pipe if possible. The problem that I see is that the propane stove uses a 4.5" vent pipe off the back of the stove and it continues to be 4.5" pipe as far up the chimney as I can see (only a foot or two) also, the propane vent pipe is thin, flexible aluminum pipe that goes up the inside of the chimney, while the woodstove connecting pipe is 6". I don't know if the woodstove can be used with 4.5" flex vent pipe from the propane stove or if it needs bigger, steel pipe for wood fires. Does anyone know? Thanks. Peter Norwell, MA

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How to make a rocket stove?

I've seen several sites on how to make a rocket stove, but they all seem to have video and my computer can't read video's until I change to many things. Is there a how to here? Thanks.

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stove liner-how to make?

I want to build a zero cost stove to heat my greenhouse and burn waste paper and scraps of timber and cardboard. I don't mind too much what kind of stove (probably rocket stove) but I gather that I need a firebrick/ refractory cement liner. However I have seen african stove designs that use only mud; is mud better than ordinary housebrick? I have some housebricks, a bit of refractory cement and some vermiculite, manure, and mud shouldn't be a problem. any thoughts? thanks, dave.?

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Wood Stove feeding radiators

Hi, I'm hear again with a completely different question. Again, any help is greatly appreciated :) I installed a wood stove last year, and I'd like to install a coil to heat water and circulate it through my existing radiator loop. I was wondering if I could do it as in the image, I would install a new pump to circulate the water. I have a combination boiler, but I'm sure that doesn't really matter. The green circles in the diagram are to illustrate taps, that way I can close off the boiler when I have the stove on and vice versa.

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Stove fan problem - suggestions?

Hey guys I hope this is the right place to ask about this but apologies if not! I've got a home made stove fan powered by a TEC/Peltier module, and it worked ok for a long time but was pretty weak so I built a new bigger one to get a better result. This one uses 4x TEC modules (I think the code on them is 12706), with two series pairs connected in parallel (to double the voltage output, AND the current output).  So two pairs, with each pair in series for higher voltage, then the two pairs together in parallel. It works, but after a while it slows down & stops.  I think the reason is the top half heatsink is getting too hot from the stove where it needs to be kept cool. Problem is that i need these wide heatsinks both top and bottom in order to cover all 4 modules, so I'm not sure quite how to get round this problem? Can anyone give any good suggestions on this please? Many thanks! Jim

Topic by Mr Joshua  

Wick Pepsi Can Stove

I made a regular can stove recently, that runs off of denatured alcohol. If you don't already know how it works, search wikipedia: "can stove". Anyway, I also took two can bottoms about 3/4" high each, cut two slits in one, and pressed it inside another. Then, I cut a hole in the middle of the top, about 3/8" wide. I then put a few 1" lengths of 1/4" pure cotton rope in that, for a wick. To fill it up, I dripped denatured alcohol in the bowl shape with the wick, and into the cans. Once I felt that there was enough, I stopped. I lit it, and it worked great, but after a while, I saw flame leaks around the seal of the cans, and heard the alcohol boiling. Then I thought, what if I poked holes around the can top, and let that relieve the pressure, while also providing a great flame.I haven't tried this yet, but if I do, I want to know whether to take pictures, and make it into an instructable. Below is the .gif animation I did in Inkscape demonstrating my idea.

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Can a cook top stove be made out of an old regular stove

I was wondering if one could just remove the stove part from a regular model and maybe reuse the top as a cook top surface (gas of course)

Question by brentcrady    |  last reply

Do you bake muffins with a lid on top,on top the stove or in the stove itself?

Cooking with wood stove when making muffins do you cook on top or in the oven? want to learn to cook on a wood stove?

Question by chazmatt    |  last reply

how to remove aluminum foilfrom my new glass stove top?

I got a piece of aluminum foil on the bottom of a pan and when I turned the stove on,the aluminum foil  stuck to my new glass stove top.I have scraped and scrubed but haven't removed it. Does anyone know how I can remove the aluminum foil? Jerri

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How to Clean a Glass Stove Top?

I have a glass stove top that I cannot get clean.  I have tried oven cleaner, Bon Ami, Ajax, Comet and the run of household cleaners.  I am not concerned about scratching at this point (I tried steel wool!), but want the black burn off!

Question by darlingtom    |  last reply

We need plans for a small pellet fired stove for use with a lab model Stirling engine.

We would like to build a model Stirling engine coupled to a pellet fired stove as part of a project for our students.Plans for Stirling engine are available with us.We shall appreciate if some one can provide us plans for a small pellet fired stove.The unit will be used for demonstration purpose in our college.

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Gas stove top burner covers?

I have a fairly small kitchen, and as such, I would like to make a burner cover for it. What I was thinking was something could be folded. Not only to save space when I don't need it on the stove at all, but in hopes of being able to keep it on half the stove, fold it up, and have access to two burners. However, I am unsure what to use to do this. I know that the heat from an active burner would burn most woods, and produce a fire hazard. But, I don't know what other materials would be workable enough to do such a thing. I was thinking of just covering the bottom of some MDF to reduce heat transfer through the MDF, as right now, that is what I am using when I am not using the stove at all.

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"Oorja" Stove taking off in India

This is a stove being pushed by BP in rural India. It looks like an innovative product not just engineering-wise, but also in terms of marketing and distribution

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Camping/hiking stoves which is for me? Answered

Hi I'm thinking of buying a gas stove but I'm stuck between Primus ETA packlite and a Trangia 27 with a gas stove. Which one do you think is better?

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pocket size camp stove by javin007?

I made a stove just as discribed but my flames died down to about one half of an inch after the primer flame went out now i didnt have it in the wind shield containes but i was indoors does the wind shield hold heat to keep the flames larger the demo i seen on yuotube the flames were much larger thanks

Question by Gizmobuilt56  

Where is best place to buy a fan blower motor for a Country Flame wood stove?

My principle source of heat for our small cabin/home is a Country Flame wood stove.  Recently it started making a noise as if the bearings were dry, so my husband disassembled, cleaned and lubricated it .  Presently it is as quiet as ever, but since the stove is a 1982 model I thought perhaps a spare motor might be in order if it wasn't too expensive.  The data on the motor is as follows:  Fasco motor 4-wire, 3-speed, 115 volt, 1.05 amps, type U6381, #7163-6602.  Although it is a 3-speed motor , we never use it on any speed but low.  Any help to find one will be greatly appreciated.  -Thanks Deb

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Has any one had expersince converting a coleman 2 burner liquid fuel sove to propane?

I want to convert may coleman fuel two burner camp stove to propane

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Oil Burning Stove - Waste Vehicle Oil Stove - WaterHeater - Outside Oil Fueled Furnace

I am looking for a decent incarnation of a oil burning stove/furnace/heater. My issue is this....when I load up my woodstove for the day, my house is cold when I return 9hrs later. I recall my father had a gravity fed waste oil stove/heater in his mechanics garage. he did not have to go feed it like his coal/woodstove. Thanks!

Topic by Tolting  

i have made a small hiking pot out of a can i have but it is painted on the outside, can i burn off the paint?

I have made a small hiking pot out of a can i have but it is painted on the outside, can i burn off the paint with a heat gun or a blowtorch and if i can burn it off will it come off cleanly? thanks!!! cm

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Coleman dual fuel conversion for old stove?

Hi everyone, can anyone tell me the difference between dual fuel Coleman camp stoves, and the stoves for Coleman fuel only? Can I convert single fuel, older stove, to use unleaded gasoline? Coleman fuel in my area is about $7 a gallon. Thanks! uncle jack

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What is the best fuel for an ultralight acohol stove? Answered

OK so I have seen many Instructables on making an ultralight alcohol can stove, but not of them compare fuels. I have heard of many types of fuel being used, all the way from denatured alcohol to everclear drinking alcohol. I want to know which type is easiest to obtain and produces the least amount of soot on pots. Thanks in advance, Junits15

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the broiler on my kenmore stove doesn't work

How can I verify if it's the broiler or something more serious?

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What is the best location for jets on an alcohol stove? Answered

What is the best location for the jets?  The stove is a pressurized jet stove, but i dont know where I sould put the jets. I have seen them on the side, on the top ridge, on the top and even on the insode of the ridge pointing in.  I have a pot stand I just would like to know which location is most efficant.

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the merits of laminar flow stove designs vs. pressurised stove designs vs. all other types

Please have good-natured arguments about the merits of different stove types.

Topic by lasermaster3531  

Very long winded question about Trevor Baylis Eco stove? Answered

Years ago I saw a documentary about an African country which most villages and towns use bottled gas to cook. One guy had made a stove from an empty gas container that split water, using a car battery, into a usable flammable gas. It was very basic; the electrodes were nails and the amount of electricity it used was minute, (shown by a very dim bulb in part of the circuit); it worked very well, just like a normal gas stove. The guy had been kidnapped three times and his family threatened by the people who make their living from selling gas. Here was Trevor Baylis, (The man who, in 1991, saw a programme about the spread of Aids in Africa and set about developing the wind-up radio), with the guy using the stove to make a meal. Trevor Baylis was going to take this project on and allow everyone to have a very cheap and eco -friendly cooking fuel. I can't seem to find any info on it using Google....So my question is: Did this ever happen? Thank you.

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What could be wrong with my gas oven? Stove top is working but nothing from the oven. No smell of gas from the oven.

Hi previously mentioned in another question I bought a money pit house and it seems one appliance after another is crapping out. I have a gas stove/oven and it worked fine until the other day. I went to use the oven and it is not heating up. I don't even smell the gas when I turn the dial on the oven. The range/burners are working just fine. The pilot light is electric. Any advice would be grately appreciated!

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I have a science project. my partner and i want to make a mini stove out of magnets. how do we get it hot without fire?

I have a science project. my partner and i want to make a mini stove out of magnets. We have a bunch of magnets and we put electrical tape on them. how do we get it to heat up without using fire?  Can we use a battary and wire to heat it up? We want to heat food. Is there any Safty tips. Would we be able to eat the food we make?  The magnets taped together a 3 by 2 inches, and is about a cm thick. plz help soon!!!

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How practical is using bismuth for stovetop heat transfer? Answered

A stove that heats pots by induction is a nice idea, but it is still not common and will not work with all pots.Suppose, instead, the pot and resistive heating element were placed in a well that was filled with bismuth or another metal that has a low melting point. How would the efficiency of this compare to a pan sitting on an induction cooker, gas stove, or ordinary resistive heating element? What would be some important practical considerations, if this were implemented?

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Greasy hood filters screens?

What is the best way to clean greasy metal hood filter screens?

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What to salvage from oven

We're getting rid of our electric oven/ range today because 3 out of the 4 burners don't work. I  figured that in that whole oven, there must be some useful materials, So what should I pull from it, and if you have any ideas, what could I do with it? As you can imagine, search results were very broad when I looked for "Oven" and "Stove". Any suggestions are welcome.

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Camp activities, crafts ideas ?

Hi every body  im really lost , i need some activities for  a little size camp 15 person , but i need to make some camping crafts as making  bird feeders contest///the fastest one and the moost beautiful win!!!!!! ///,or fastest campfire lighting, I need some crafts idea like those i cited below ,  So pls help me and give me some fun, mind blowing ideas                  

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Old oil heaters? Answered

Just wondering if anybody knows of any links or anything for the cleaning, maintenance, and lighting of the old free standing oil heaters? Not the kind with blowers and ignitors, just the basic ones that people used to use to heat their houses and such. I have one in my garage from an old railway caboose and would like to use it on occasion in the winter, but the only info I can find on the net is for oil burning furnaces... A totally different animal. Thanks in advance!

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Can I use Naphtha fuel in a penny stove?

It is labled as 'camp stove fuel' but I'm not sure if it's appropriate for this.

Question by tyride    |  last reply

Is anything a "must save" off a junked electric stove? Answered

Replacing my old coiltop electric range (might be repairable, but I'd rather put the money into something I'll like better).  The old one's just going to be hauled away. A friend has requested the oven racks, and the new range comes with its own power cord, so the 220V cord is of dubious value and likely to just take up space... is there anything else that might actually be worth the effort of removing? (I suppose I could save the control panel and see if I can get its relays set up to control something else, but that requires figuring out what voltage it actually requires and I'm not sure it's worth the effort. Especially since the controls are what failed. Probably just a stuck relay, but...)

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Building a stove fan using a CPU Heatsink & Cooler

Hi All, I'm looking to build a stove fan and was wondering if It would be possible to attach a peltier to a CPU fan & heatsink like the one attached? Thanks!

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please send some design of community wood stove?

Which ccan cook food upto 50to 60 people i need the design very hurrily?

Question by karmakarjagannath1    |  last reply

How to repair the auger and drive on a pellet heater stove?

A neighbor got a used pellet stove partly dissasembed. He was told that the auger quit working. Now I need to know how to reassemble it and locate the reason the auger stopped working. The only label we can find simply says Eclipse. Thank you

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Anyone any comments on "Downdraught extractors" for kitchen stoves

I'm looking at rejigging our kitchen at home in the UK. On various US programs, we've seen "downdraught" extractor fans which seem to be a very neat solution to the problem of getting fumes off the stove and outside. Trouble is, they aren't really available in the UK, and if I get one, I'll have to ship if from the USA...... Before I do that though, I wondered if any Iblers had opinions for or against this type of extraction ? Thanks Steve

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