Introduction: Jet/Alcohol Stove
This a great little stove for camping or in a survival situation. they are a fun little project that takes no time at all and could save your life
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Step 1: Materials
To start off you will need the following things:
Two aluminium cans of your choice, They both need to be the same size and in perfect condition e.g. not crumpled
3. A roll of tape
A 1mm round nail or drill bit
Pocket knife or something to puncture can
Sand paper, I used 200grit. Its just for removing the paint and sharp edges on the can
Step 2: Cleaning
Its important to clean out the cans because if residue of anything left inside the can mixes with the Alcohol/methylated spirits it can cause the stove to not function properly. on occasion the stove can spit if there are any impurities in the can.
Step 3: Sanding
make sure you sand the can when it is still whole, I found if you try to sand it when it is cut you can damage the can which is no good. you only need to about 1/4 to 1/3 because most of the top is going to be cut off.
Step 4: Marking Out
like shown in the picture, put your marker on top of the roll of tape and hold firm against the bench. next hold the can just until the pen touches then carefully rotate the can so you have an even line right the way around the bottom of the can/
Step 5: Marking and Cutting Jet Holes
mark an even amount of jet holes around the bottom of one of the can with the permanent marker then using the nail carefully push the nail right through the can, you may want to use a small hammer or piece of metal. Then you need to add two holes in the middle of the can, these are for filling the can with alcohol or methylated spirits.
Step 6: Cutting the Can
puncture a hole in the can with your knife then cut along the lines you drew earlier. you should end up with the two bottoms of the cans like shown in the picture. cut a small slit in the top piece so that you can put the two halves together.
Step 7: Lighting
so now you finished all that's left to do is test is out. carefully pour about 3-5 tablespoons of your flammable liquid into the top, let it nun through the holes in the top. with a lighter heat the bottom until you can hear it boiling once it is well and truly lit put a 10cent piece in the centre. how the stove work is by boiling the methylated spirits it start to produce fumes which are very flammable. these fume are what catches alight and the heat from these flames continues to keep the liquid boiling, it a continuous cycle. enjoy your new stove. DO NOT USE PETROL!!!