Alcohol Stoves

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by ShadyRascal, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. hg102

    hg102 Been here awhile

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    Shanddy,

    I am extreemly satisfied with your stove. The workmanship is extreemly good as well as the way your stove works. In fact it works so well that we are takingi it, as our only stove to Peru for 6 weeks back packing.

    This summer I used it on multiple mc trips and found it to work well on each trip. It boils water in a couple of minutes using a titanium pot and HEET. I have not tried any other fuel. Our last back pack trip lasting three days, using a half bottle of heat doing two meals a day for my wife and I with no problems.

    Thanks for a great product and fast shipping:rofl :rofl
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  2. mtbdemon

    mtbdemon Long timer

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    I bought two of these bad boys and they are THE BEST!!!
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  3. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Wow I am very humbled. Tell you what, if you PM me your mailing address I'll send you another stove for free, I just want a picture from some mountain in Peru with my stove being used. Deal??? :clap
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  4. Mr. B

    Mr. B RiderCoach

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    PayPal sent for a second stove.
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  5. mpanther

    mpanther KotW - Just Ride!

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    Got mine yesterday, great stuff!
    and not as big as i expected. they are actually fairly small.

    Question about putting out a bit less heat. for simmering and the like.

    what about making some with 8 holes instead of 14?
    would that make the flames to long or would it work as a bit less BTU's and longer burn time? this might be a way to have a boiling stove and a "keep warm" stove.

    Just a thought.
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  6. RLT

    RLT Adventurer

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    Paypal sent for two.

    Thank you
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  7. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    gentleman-

    one word-

    EVERCLEAR
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  8. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Good idea. Next time I run stoves I will try this and let you know.

    Steve
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  9. ADAMD

    ADAMD Been here awhile

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    can you not just sell a round piece that covers half the holes and potentially covers a bit of the top to reduce the size of the hole on top?
    turning it could even reduce the flame by blocking a part of the holes on the side?

    and sell another that covers all but 4 holes for an even smaller hole on the top?

    voila! works for older and newer stoves!

    if you need a tester let me know ;) :evil
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  10. JDLuke

    JDLuke Ravening for delight

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    I'll bet one ring could be made to do this job, maybe with three or four different heat settings.
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  11. ADAMD

    ADAMD Been here awhile

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    Exacty
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  12. mmitchell57

    mmitchell57 Vulcan Halfbreed

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    I bought a stove from Shady Rascal. After reading his screen name, I was a bit hesitant. I went for it it anyhow. How bad could it be for the cost of a hamburger and fries? All I have to say is AWESOME! Something so simple yet so functional. I used running alcohol as the fuel.

    My wife looked at me like I was crazy when I told her it was a mini stove. After all, I have a jetboil kit. She looked at me even more crazy when I went running for the rubbing alcohol and started to pour it in. I used a lighter to start it up and viola, I had a nice orange flame. After about 2 mintues, the side vents cought fire and lit up. I heard, "oh wow! That looks like a mushroom." SHe's happy, i'm happy, the kid laughed a bit, it was worth the 9 dollars to the door. I"ll probably be using it more once I get the man cave done. :)
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  13. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Very cool little stove.

    I did read the entire thread....so please don't shoot me if this has been covered :D

    1. How do you turn it off once you've done with it or do you basically just let it burn out ?

    2. How much for 2 shipped to MA ?

    Cheers
    :freaky
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  14. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    I think that you really should put stever stove in a searchable area in this thread instead of just in the picture. Oops I guess that I just did.

    Someone had mentioned one earlier in another thread and I was unable to find any threads about it.
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  15. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Hey, to put it out just let it burn out.

    2 of them shipped to MA would be like 100 bucks in a perfect (for me) world, but call it 18 and I'll get 'em right out.

    SR :D
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  16. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Super, thanks.

    If I were Bill Gates, I'd be happy to send 100 bucks but since I 'aint, 16 it is :lol3
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  17. WOLVERINE

    WOLVERINE Keep her pinned!

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    Not that us Newfoundlanders need help cooking stuff outdoors in NL but a smaller fire and portable would be nice!:D PM sent for 2 SR!
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  18. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Bit o' new info.

    Made a couple dozen stoves today, and tried an idea from alert ADVer MPanther:

    So I made one with 7 holes instead of 14. Made sense to try it. Here is what it looks like burning:

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    I put 2 ounces of Heet in this one, got a pot boiling (on a different stove) with 2 cups of water in it, the transferred to the 8 hole stove. It bubbled along happily, a pretty good boil actually, however a little less boisterous than with a regular stove going. This was inside my shop with no air movement like you'd have outside, and would keep the easy boil going without the lid on in this environment. Bonus point though, the thing burned for about 19 minutes on the 2 ounces, so you are stretching your Heet out very well this way.

    Good idea MPanther, and you have a new 7 hole SteverStove which I'll call SimmerStove headed your way. Anyone else wants one, just let me know, same price as a regular stove. I save a little time in production by not drilling the rest of the holes, so I can claim now an even larger and obscene profit margin.

    Also, for Coop74 whom I'm sending a handful of stoves, here is how to quickly tell how much alcohol to put in the stove.

    1.5 ounces fills to the bottom radius of the inner neck:

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    And 2 ounces fills to the upper part of the curve on said neck:

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    It was requested I mark these for some folks, but the levels fell right on these parts which makes it easy to remember.
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  19. coop74

    coop74 Deal's Gap Junkie

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    could you please make 2 of my 10 the simmer version please!

    Coop
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  20. mpanther

    mpanther KotW - Just Ride!

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    Wow, 19 minutes is a long run time.

    I'm very glad it worked out like that, and Thanks for the SimmerStove!

    Good info on the 1.5/2 oz fill marks. Cool how you don't need to scribe the spots.

    I love mine. I have been cooking with them in the kitchen to get some practice. Can't wait to use them on the road.