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sheepdog
2011-06-11, 19:19
I just read on WB Skids post about Mighty Fix it, Silicone tape. It looks like good stuff. I just ordered some from Target.

I thought it might be nice to have a stovie thread hear at HQ>

General
2011-06-11, 20:33
i've made a few. i'm having trouble getting a side burner to work with a wide pot sitting directly on top of the stove. any suggestions?

SGT Rock
2011-06-11, 20:38
Don't use a side burner. That is the conclusion I came to years ago. One thing I found with side burners - if you aren't careful with them and you pick up the pot from the stove while it is still burning and then put it back on the burner/stand, you can snuff the stove. Also, depending on your pot, you lose a good deal of the bottom area which is the best place for heat transfer and where you want the flame to hit it.

Just my experience and opinion.

john pickett
2011-06-11, 21:21
Sheepdog,
What Sarge said.

General
2011-06-11, 21:23
i use a can stove in a frame for an old msr dragon fly most of the time.

JERMM
2011-06-11, 21:31
i use a JennAir glass top

Skidsteer
2011-06-11, 21:35
Don't use a side burner. That is the conclusion I came to years ago. One thing I found with side burners - if you aren't careful with them and you pick up the pot from the stove while it is still burning and then put it back on the burner/stand, you can snuff the stove. Also, depending on your pot, you lose a good deal of the bottom area which is the best place for heat transfer and where you want the flame to hit it.

Just my experience and opinion.

Sometimes a sideburner will stick to the bottom of the pot when you lift it as well.

Exciting.

General
2011-06-11, 21:36
fuego!!

Hog On Ice
2011-06-11, 21:49
i use a JennAir glass top

brag brag brag - still a bitch to move

Skidsteer
2011-06-11, 22:14
brag brag brag - still a bitch to move

Won't fit in my pack worth a shit.

jrwiesz
2011-06-11, 22:29
I just bought two of Zelphs' Venom stoves; he's having a fathers day sale.

Just sayin'.:deal:

JERMM
2011-06-12, 08:40
brag brag brag - still a bitch to move
:star:



Won't fit in my pack worth a shit.

ooooooooooh...you're talking about backpacking stoves...never mind...:aetsch:

Jim Henderson
2011-06-13, 12:42
There are several stovie websites. I frequent one called spiritburner.

Lots of "Know How" on old stoves of almost any description.

What kind of two burner are you talking about? Colemans are almost defacto here in the US. As long as the gas is fresh, and there are no creatures setting up house inside the tubes and your leather is oiled and holding pressure, the Coleman is almost fool proof. There are Colemans from the 20s still running with minimal maintenance. There are many laterns from almsot 1900 also working. My '73 Coleman suitcase still runs like a champ and only has needed oiling the leather and replacing the cap gasket once.

Propane stoves either work or they don't.

Some of them will burn automotive fuel, but they will last longer and be far more trouble free on Coleman fuel.

Most common problem with Colemans is the rubber gasket in the cap gets hard and doesn't seal. Can be replaced with an O ring or proper size gasket. MUST use fuel proof rubber. Nitrile is the standard we use. To remove old gasket just torch it with a torch, safely of course. It will crumble out after torching. Or just buy a new cap.

Other common problem is the leather is dryed out or cracked. Pull the pump and leather gasket out and soak the leather in a little bit of oil. Some swear by Olive, some Moto oil. I use whatever is handy. It helps if you massage the leather to get the oil soaked in. I also sometimes will rough up the leather with a slightly dull knife, I also like to turn it inside out so a new surface is used.

Coleman side burners require you almost always to have the main burner going full blast. Then the side burner has enough pressure to do whatever you need. But, if you have the main burner on low, then the side burner can be quite touchy. this is about my only negative on Coleman suitcases. Not an issue with propane or most Euro stoves.

If you have been burning automotive fuel, especially leaded, then shame on you. You will either need to replace the generator or clean it out, an easy job if you can manage disassembly and a bit of carbon cleaner(carburetor cleaner works).

Hope this helps,

Jim Henderson

jrwiesz
2011-06-13, 12:54
Nice info, thanks for sharing.

How are the muppets?:arty:

MonkeyBoy
2011-06-13, 12:58
That was Jim Henson.........

jrwiesz
2011-06-13, 13:07
That was Jim Henson.........

i'm a fucktard :embarasse

Jim Henderson
2011-06-13, 13:22
If it was Henson, then you now have proof positive of communications from beyond the grave.

jrwiesz
2011-06-13, 13:26
If it was Henson, then you now have proof positive of communications from beyond the grave.

we'll have to save this thread as proof positive!

again, thanks for the good info.:beer:

Big Mac
2011-06-13, 13:28
Stove nerds.


Just sayin' . . .

JAK
2011-06-13, 13:41
I wonder how many of the muppets are stovies. I think there was a mad bomber. That guy for sure. Grover probably. Cookie maybe, and Beaker for sure. Not sure about the rest.

JERMM
2011-06-13, 13:51
I wonder how many of the muppets are stovies. I think there was a mad bomber. That guy for sure. Grover probably. Cookie maybe, and Beaker for sure. Not sure about the rest.

most definitely

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/straight_to_lapointe/assets_c/2010/05/muppets-beaker-thumb-572xauto-151192.jpg

Two Speed
2011-06-13, 13:56
http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/straight_to_lapointe/assets_c/2010/05/muppets-beaker-thumb-572xauto-151192.jpgLooks like Skids. Seriously. That is a can of Cheez Whiz in his hands, isn't it?

JERMM
2011-06-13, 13:59
Looks like Skids. Seriously. That is a can of Cheez Whiz in his hands, isn't it?

:laugh::laugh::laugh:...you're right!

Jim Henderson
2011-06-13, 14:25
2574


This is a picture of stovies in their natural state.

Jim Henderson

Tin Man
2011-06-13, 14:34
2574


This is a picture of stovies in their natural state.

Jim Henderson

now that's funny!

sheepdog
2011-06-13, 14:43
2574


This is a picture of stovies in their natural state.

Jim Henderson

how can you tell what state that is from that picture?:albertein

MonkeyBoy
2011-06-13, 15:29
That's gotta be Georgia. I swear that's Cool Breeze sitting in the middle.

cool breeze
2011-06-13, 15:47
That's me Pirate and Wee Willie

GGS
2011-06-13, 16:32
i use a JennAir glass top


Won't fit in my pack worth a shit.

Plus finding those 240v receptacles in the backcountry seems to be a bit difficult.

Big Mac
2011-06-13, 17:01
Plus finding those 240v receptacles in the backcountry seems to be a bit difficult.

I thought Bilge Rat installed receptacles in some shelters. I was looking for a picture, but can't find one right now.

jrwiesz
2011-06-13, 17:27
so is it, natural state, or, ball of confusion? :banghead:

Skidsteer
2011-06-13, 17:28
Looks like Skids. Seriously. That is a can of Cheez Whiz in his hands, isn't it?


:laugh::laugh::laugh:...you're right!

Someone say cheese whiz? I'm on it.

You guys know I actually built a stove from easy cheese cans dontcha? I'll have to see if I can find it and post pics.

Two Speed
2011-06-13, 17:36
No, I'm not the least bit surprised, and yeah, I would like to see the photos.

No telling, might be just the thing I've been looking for.

Hog On Ice
2011-06-13, 17:47
I thought Bilge Rat installed receptacles in some shelters. I was looking for a picture, but can't find one right now.

yeah but they were only 120v

Skidsteer
2011-06-13, 17:54
yeah but they were only 120v

No problem. Just hook two them together.

Big Mac
2011-06-13, 18:18
No problem. Just hook two them together.

You must be a master electrician.

Hog On Ice
2011-06-13, 18:24
No problem. Just hook two them together.

that only works if they are hooked to different legs of the Y

Two Speed
2011-06-13, 18:27
Yeah, hooking different legs of the delta together can get ya more illumination than you need at one time.

Tin Man
2011-06-13, 18:29
that only works if they are hooked to different legs of the Y

dining at the y is one thing, but cooking at the y could be problematic :albertein

JERMM
2011-06-13, 19:20
dining at the y is one thing, but cooking at the y could be problematic :albertein

not if you're one of the Village People

JERMM
2011-06-13, 19:22
yeah but they were only 120v


No problem. Just hook two them together.

sorta what i was thinking only different

Kanga
2011-06-13, 19:46
that only works if they are hooked to different legs of the Y

that's what she said.

Ray
2011-06-13, 21:26
Plus finding those 240v receptacles in the backcountry seems to be a bit difficult.


I thought Bilge Rat installed receptacles in some shelters. I was looking for a picture, but can't find one right now.


yeah but they were only 120v


No problem. Just hook two them together.

Y'all know you're bound to blow a fuse, right? And who the hell carries those backpacking?!

vonfrick
2011-06-13, 21:28
i carry 100 miles of extension cord

Skidsteer
2011-06-13, 21:30
i carry 100 miles of extension cord

Make one hell of a bear bag rope too.

sheepdog
2011-06-13, 21:53
i carry 100 miles of extension cord

It's "stension cord" :albertein

JAK
2011-06-13, 21:54
I carry 50 cause the most I hike at once is 100 and I can always run to the other end to plug something in once I'm past halfway.

sheepdog
2011-06-13, 22:00
I carry 50 cause the most I hike at once is 100 and I can always run to the other end to plug something in once I'm past halfway.

gram wienie :bike:

Tin Man
2011-06-13, 22:08
gram wienie :bike:

wasn't he a preacher... or sumpin'?

vonfrick
2011-06-13, 22:14
I carry 50 cause the most I hike at once is 100 and I can always run to the other end to plug something in once I'm past halfway.

why dint i think of that?! :albertein

Tin Man
2011-06-13, 22:16
i use a sky extension, sort of like franklin's key on a balloon trick. you can get a lot of juice in a hurry that way

JAK
2011-06-14, 06:33
i use a sky extension, sort of like franklin's key on a balloon trick. you can get a lot of juice in a hurry that wayspeed hiker:bike:

john pickett
2011-06-14, 13:22
"It's "stension cord"
Isn't that like a 10 gallon stension hat?

john pickett
2011-06-14, 13:23
wasn't he a preacher... or sumpin'?
Nope, just another politician from New York.

sheepdog
2013-01-21, 13:26
I bought a stove from zelph last year. http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/ It is made out of an aluminum beer bottle. I just love this stove. It has a stainless steel pot stand built right into the stove and the whole damn thing is very rugged. He bends the bottle and ends up with a double wall stove. Any one have any ideas on a good way to bend those bottles down?