More Penny stoves from Ozzy

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by OzzyOsborne, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    Here's a tiny penny stove I made:


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRtWEq8L3RI"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRtWEq8L3RI[/ame]

    Here's how to make them!

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    And some misc. images...
     

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  2. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    That's a great idea if your going to go camping or get lost.
    Or for me when I get no power and no gas.
     

  3. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    These are cool. I've wanted to make one for a while, I just keep forgetting about them until a video pops up. Definitely need to try this. Oh, and by the way, I love 'camp' coffee from a percolator, better than anything from a machine.
     
  4. Flipgun

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    That fiddly bit of getting the can pieces together has always defeated me. :( But I get on a binge of trying again from time to time. Maybe one day.
     
  5. OzzyOsborne

    OzzyOsborne New Member

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    - not my idea... been around for years!

    you get about 8 - 10 min burn, more if you make them bigger!
     
  6. OzzyOsborne

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    - soooo easy to make, I'm doing some to sell on ebay

    I agree with the coffee, I like coffee cooked on an open fire, nice and smokey!
     
  7. OzzyOsborne

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    - You're right, getting the cans to fit isn't easy

    Some people 'crimp' the edge on the inner can

    Some make cuts (like the tiny one I made)

    You can even try different 'branded' cans together, as some different manufacturers are micro .001 mm out and have a machine fit without modifying!
     
  8. OzzyOsborne

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    - here's some I made tonight, they're twice the size of other ones, just over 2" tall to fit in small baked-bean tins. I like the contained 'tin' idea to protect the stove, and also to contain spillages of fuel

    - I'll be selling these with a 'hobo stove' kits on ebay (like the ikea pot I used for making coffee!)
     

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  9. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Great thread. Until I saw the contents, I was hoping for more tales of on-the-job derring-do. This is pretty cool, too, though.
     
  10. OzzyOsborne

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    - 'Until I saw the contents, I was hoping for more tales of on-the-job derring-do'

    Sorry, lost in translation!

    - please explain, and I'll endeavour to understand!
     
  11. buckshot500

    buckshot500 Hoonigan Jeeper

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    Nice vids, and tunes too!

    These are very similar to the Pepsi can stoves I made. There are some videos on youtube. Instead of a penny to seal off the chamber, the top center is cut out and there is an inner sleeve that creates the chamber for slightly pressurized gas to be heated so it can pass through the jets.

    I am trying to imagine if the penny seal might allow for slightly more pressurization, although the flame kernels look similar. I use denatured alcohol but would caution that it burns with an almost invisible flame. (not good if you knock over the stove while it's lit) Once the fuel burns out, the stove is dry. No need for any type of wick in a Pepsi can stove,

    The alcohol can be safely stored and transported in the same thick Nalgene bottles used for Naptha fuel.

    I have boiled 8 ounces of water in an aluminum mess kit pot with lid, in about 8 minutes. Great to make instant soup on a cold bicycle ride.
     
  12. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Stories from your professional life as a police officer. The last one about those kids and their knife was cool.
     
  13. zurk021414

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    I like using Everclear (drinking grain alcohol 190 proof). When we used to backpack, the everclear was a triple use item...anasthaetic, antiseptic, and it'd start a good fire, too.
     
  14. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Only problem with Everclear is the full strength, genuine article isn't legal for purchase in all states. Versatile stuff, though. Minnesota law makers tend to be of the nanny variety, so our Everclear is only 140 proof. :(