Simple Wood Gas Re-burner.





Introduction: Simple Wood Gas Re-burner.

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Use this simple design to turn any two containers into an efficient wood burning stove.

Using an old paint cans might have adverse effects on your health. Use old chemical cans at your own risk.

Notice the stove is off the ground about an inch or so to let the cold air into the stove( no need to drill extra holes)

Step 1: Materials

One oil paint can
One multi tool
One size smaller tin can
Good pair of gloves
Sharp axe
Maybe some gasoline, if you're hard up for time

Step 2:

You'll first need a lighter or some way to start the fire, and a multi-tool of some sort

Step 3:

An old pant can with old paint(Not used)
Using an old paint cans might have adverse effects on your health. Use old chemical cans at your own risk.

Step 4:

The types of cans I will be using
Trace or eye the size of hole need to be cut

Step 5:

Use the right tool for the job

Step 6:

Punch holes in the paint can so the smaller can will fit snug.

Step 7:

Open the smaller can on both ends with the can opener.
Make re burner holes with tool to inject smoke into the heat of the flame.
Clean tool to prevent future problems.

Step 8:

Punch out all tin with tool and/or tool and fit the two pieces together.

Step 9:

Admire the snow fall

Step 10:

Push the two cans together flush

Step 11:

Hard toe working boot
Eye wear, and a good pair of gloves are usually a good call.

Step 12:

Chop up some wood. and blaze it up.

Step 13:

Tin will burn up after a few good fires, the same design can be applied onto stainless steel containers.



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    25 Discussions

    rickatt already asked and I don't see an answer. Can you cook with it ? whe\?re do you set he cook pot?.

    This is a nice simple stove. You might want to mention that the mouth of the paint can is facing the ground (It too me a few mins to figure that out). You could also punch some holes in the side of the paint can, then it could sit flat on the ground. Do you see this as something you could cook over or do you think of it as just a source of warmth?

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    I wanted there to be minimum holes punched, so that's why I just propped it up. It's pretty time consuming drilling holes into stainless steel or similar products. When I make a new stove I'm just going to do a leg design.

    ps- as kev said earlier, this stove with residue of paint still on some surface areas is not the perfect example of a good cooking stove. That being said the design is all that I was thinking of promoting when I popped this thing together

    I love high efficiency wood burners, but I have to point out a serious problem with your choice of materials.... the use of a paint can with dried paint in it is very dangerous: burning paint (and your text says oil paint but you use acrylic) releases loads and loads of toxins that would contaminate food cooked on it and make poisonous smoke for anyone near it to breathe. It would take several rounds of burning and scraping to remove paint residues if they could be removed at all. Better to buy a new can anywhere paint is mixed than to use a contaminated one. Even in an emergency you would be better off not using a paint can with old paint it in. If you've used this very much, dalphonse, you might not think it's harming you but your doctor will tell you differently.

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    good points, I only fired it up's more of a design for stainless then for tin or paint covered containers. plus I smoke darts, so I'm fairly immune to toxins

    Hi all . i would assume that he would have taken the lid off the tin which is now upside down thereby allowing for the oxygen .

    I'm with the other comments; I don't understand. Sounds like a great idea though.

    I don't understand this tutorial.

    I am NOT criticizing and I know I'm not the sharpest tool in the wood shed but what exactly were you shooting for here and what did you accomplish?

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    you found your answer? it's just a more efficient way of burning wood, it's also easier to cook off of.

    Do you punch a hole in the bottom of the paint can for cold air to come in? I didn't see anything about incoming fresh air

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    I just propped it up on a couple pieces of tin under it. 3 legs about an inch off the ground, if you wanted a more permanent setup. tin stoves don't last but this is an easy set up if you have to make a heater quick.

    Maybe he is just opening the inner can on both sides, so the wood stays in the outer can? But then I still wonder where the air comes in ? Hmm, I think I missed something, too :( ...

    cooler air travels under the stove and between the two cans with the unburnt fuel(smoke). the holes in the top of the inner can shoots the smoke back into the flame where it is re-burned causing a very clean burning stove