DIY Alcohol Stoves -- Basic Design Principles

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DIY Alcohol Stoves -- Basic Design Principles

Postby Hikin_Jim » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:12 pm

A buddy and I have been tinkering with DIY (Do It Yourself) alcohol stoves on and off for the last couple of years.


I thought I'd put together a blog post on the design principles that I have learned as a result of all the tinkering and testing. What follows is NOT a "follow the steps and you'll get such and such a stove." Rather, I list some basic design considerations for making decent DIY alcohol stoves. For pragmatic reasons, the post is limited in scope to open type burners made from aluminum beverage cans.

For those of you who would like to try your hand at making such stoves, at the end is a list of "standards" that you can benchmark your DIY stoves against.

So, without further ado, I give you: DIY Alcohol Stoves -- Basic Design Principles

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