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11-29-2004, 17:29
Think I,ll give it a shot.Poke some air holes and drop in some wood and light it up.Anyone try this and how did it work?

11-29-2004, 17:35
Think I,ll give it a shot.Poke some air holes and drop in some wood and light it up.Anyone try this and how did it work?
Well, I've thought about such a stove as a battery free alternative to the Zip, but I've never gotten around to trying it.

One of us should experiment. I've got a coffee can, if you have the time!


11-29-2004, 22:01
Risk does alot of great stove testing:
http://www.imrisk.com/woodgas/coffeestove.htm, http://www.imrisk.com/woodgas/ddstove.htm and http://www.imrisk.com/forge/wsforge.htm may be of interest to you. They were to me at one point, and the forge that he made really works well!


11-30-2004, 13:46
Ive done this. I call it a hobo stove. Use tin snips to cut a 2 or 3" hole at the lip to feed the fire. Cut a hole a little smaller on the opposit side at the bottom. The can bottom becomes your stovetop. To be a little more envormentaly friendly carry a pie tin to set it on and raise it off the ground with rocks so you dont scorch it. Take your pot off when you feed the fire incase you get too rough and nock it over.

I couldnt get it to draw right using it with the bottom down.

art to linda
12-01-2004, 11:50
I like wood burners and made a simple one... cut hole in top of sm. coffee can leaving 1/2 in. from edge, cut can in 1/2 then trimed top so that when top is inserted into bottom it would fit into my pot for packing, inserted top into bottom, used oldfashioned beer opener to place vent holes around bottom. The modification I made was to make a wire pot stand that fit into 3 holes drilled in the top. This I made out of a wire cooling rack for baking.... a double ring of wire with about an inch opening cut from the outside edge of the rack ( more like a large double C then a ring) one ring resting on the the edge left on the can top & the other about 1/2 in. higher for the pot, drilled 3 holes in the top to match up with with the begining & ending wire & the cross wire I left on the opposit side ( these I left about a 1/2 in. longer).The edge of the can holds the ring nice & tight, made a nice stable stand for the pot & let me feed the fire without removing the pot. Cut a small grill out of another section of the rack so I can cook right on the fire. The whole thing weighs a couple of ounces & it takes about 10 min. to break up enough fule to cook supper, keep a pot of water simmering for hot drinks in the evening and make breakfast in the morning.