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    Default Hardware cloth pot stand for wood burning stove

    Last night I redesigned my wood burning stove and built a new one. I was using an old can of some kind that was two inches tall as my pot stand on top. I am looking to use hardware cloth as a pot stand this time around because I had trouble efficiently getting the flame to the bottom of the pot with the cut up can. Has anyone else used this configuration? I used a 2 inch tall piece of hardware cloth but found most of the flames escaping out the side. Should I lower the height of the cloth to 1.5 or 1 inch? Should I look to make a combination of can with a hardware cloth top? I'll fool with it more later today on my own, but any help from past experience would be great.
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    would like to here how you make out,please post results.thanks
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    It's funny but I just assembled 2 empty one qt paint cans, some wire and other supplies to make a wood burner - I've cooked on a friends a little soup can wood burner and used it a couple of times but am not a regular - I'd be interested if you could post a picture of your creation

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    I reduced the pot stand down to 1.5 inches using a piece of half inch hardware cloth last night. The pot stand goes around the stove about 80 percent of the way. I got these results:

    With can style pot stand: averaged about an 11 minute boil time.
    With hardware cloth pot stand(2 inches): boil time was 10 minutes.
    With hardware cloth pot stand(1.5 inches): my first burn boiled in only 5 minutes

    If I get time today I may make another pot stand only and inch tall and see what happens. I'll hunt down my camera also and get some pictures of mine.

    Here are some pictures essientially of what mine looks like. Mine does not detach at the top like this one does and the cloth pot stand is only three squares tall. I also cut off the top horizontal bar and folded down the pieces to make a better pot stand, like the last picture, but I folded mine inward and they are only .5 inches long.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery..._stove_002.jpg
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery..._stove_001.jpg
    http://www.thebackpacker.com/picture...so/r6tixio.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by redeye View Post
    I reduced the pot stand down to 1.5 inches using a piece of half inch hardware cloth last night. The pot stand goes around the stove about 80 percent of the way. I got these results:

    With can style pot stand: averaged about an 11 minute boil time.
    With hardware cloth pot stand(2 inches): boil time was 10 minutes.
    With hardware cloth pot stand(1.5 inches): my first burn boiled in only 5 minutes

    If I get time today I may make another pot stand only and inch tall and see what happens. I'll hunt down my camera also and get some pictures of mine.

    Here are some pictures essentially of what mine looks like. Mine does not detach at the top like this one does and the cloth pot stand is only three squares tall. I also cut off the top horizontal bar and folded down the pieces to make a better pot stand, like the last picture, but I folded mine inward and they are only .5 inches long.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery..._stove_002.jpg
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery..._stove_001.jpg
    http://www.thebackpacker.com/pictures/users/bitpusher/e09dxlso/r6tixio.jpg
    Hey Red Eye,That third link is the only one I was able to open,and Illustrated very nicely your workman ship and Brings attention to a thread I posted the other day about Zinc (hardware cloth)and the light yellow coating on cloth after exposed to heat.I too have a home made pot stand similar to yours,less the bent 90 degrees suports nice job.Please see thread I posted the other day(Zinc pot stand don't breath in)and check out "Mudheads"link to wiki article very interesting.And remember......What ever you do "Don't Lick your Pot Stand"HaHa LOL and again good job!
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    Thanks, rocketsocks, but those aren't pictures of mine, I forgot to mention that, I found them over on hammockforums. I'll take my own pictures sometime this week. I'll go check out your thread
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