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    :banana "Snapple Bottle" Stove Wick Style

    On the way home picked up a couple of Snapple bottles.

    Made one complete stove

    Weighs 31 grams 1.093 ounces

    Will test it tomorrow and post photos

    Pot rests on cross piece in center of burner

    Has 4 pieces of fiberglass cloth wick

    One bottle, one complete stove!!!!!!!

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    Livin' life in the drive thru! hikerjohnd's Avatar
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    Congratualtions - you are officially obsessed! I thought Snapple bottles were glass? Will be interested in seeing pics!
    So be it.
    --John

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    We need pics - I can't even image this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikerjohnd
    Congratualtions - you are officially obsessed! I thought Snapple bottles were glass? Will be interested in seeing pics!
    Snapple 'Element' bottles. Aluminum.

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/show...765#post216765

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/show...ple#post216813
    Skids

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    Boiled 2 cups of 67 degree water in 4 1/2 min. using 1/2 ounce denatured alcohol. Efficient!!!!

    One bottle, one complete stove, no primer required, no pot stand required(seperate), starts easily in cold weather, better than all the rest

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-...snapple025.jpg


    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-...snapple024.jpg

    More photos tommorow

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    pretty cool, Zelph!

    Keep em comin.....

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    First photo shows the setup for cutting the bottles

    I mounted a hacksaw blade to a piece of lumber the thickness that I wanted the stove to be. The blade has two holes for mounting with small screws. I beleive the blade is considerd a medium cut/tooth. Mount the blade so that the teeth cut when you pull the bottle towards you. It's much esier to pull and cut than to push.

    Want a taller stove, add a piece of lumber under the one with the blade attached. (shown in photo)

    Clamp the lumber to a working surface. Shown is a formica table top.

    Put some bar soap or bees wax or parrafin on surface that bottle will slide on to make it slippery and easy to pull towards you.

    Take your time, have patience, take your time, cut a tiny bit at a time and turn, cut a tiny bit and turn, cut a tiny bit and turn. Thats the way!!! Now you got the hang of it

    These stoves are really easy to make, the wick makes the stove!!!!!

    Put some wick material in your existing stove and let it stick up above the rim by 1/4 inch and see what a differnce it makes in how it burns. It brings the fuel from the bottom up to the top to expose it to oxygen to get a better burn.

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-...dnapple006.jpg

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-4/1174156/budnapple003.jpg

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-4/1174156/budnapple007.jpg

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    What material is the pot stand insert made of?

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    Rpettit--- It's made of alluminum, it could be made of lighter gauge also. Used what I had laying around handy.

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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...dburner004.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../tcandl001.jpg

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-...snapple021.jpg

    The first photo shows a pot stand/wind screen that has given me years of faithfull service. I use it in conjunction with a wick burner. I know the flame patern very well using the cross design for the pot support. It has some really interesting features.. In the near future I'll start a thread showing exactly what I'm talking about.

    As the stoves have been evolving, I am finding the current internal cross potstand that is shown in Snapple and the tea candle tin may give me some really good results in upcoming test burns. I have a feeling that I may switch to the Snapple design as my stove of choice. It feels good size wise, has a good sized pot surface, light weight. Gives me the magic numbers: 2 cups boil, 1/2 ounce fuel

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    We're gonna need a bigger boat... Emsadida's Avatar
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    So what's the weight of this stove?

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    Emsadida------The weight of the stove is: Weighs 31 grams 1.093 ounces

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    you know, I swair the weight wasn't in the original post. Good show.

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    man if you go for the weight of glass you might as well make a sterno stove. They're efficient and weigh about the same with the weight of the fuel.

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    fofer , the bottles are made of aluminum, the name of the drink is "ENERGY" made by the Snapple company

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    Default free fiberglass wick

    For those of you that have not been able to find the fiberglass cloth, or are just tuning in to this thread, I have some 2 inch wide by 16 inches long pieces available at no cost.

    Just send me your address in a Personal Message/PM and I'll send it out to you as soon as possible.

    Once you've tried this method of making stoves you'll be hooked and glad of it.

    Just add wick to a small container, search these threads for ideas!!!!!!!!

    Venture out and have some fun!!!!!!!

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    Just a reminder that this offer for some free 2 inch wide fiberglass cloth is still current but can't last forever.

    Send PM , say wickitise with 2 inch please!!!!

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