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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:24 pm

I've got a tuna can now so I'll take assembly pics this evening.
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Unread postAuthor: SnowFlox » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:28 pm

ok. cant wait ! :hello1:
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Unread postAuthor: SnowFlox » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:57 am

well ?? im getting lose my patient :P
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:46 am

This can be blamed entirely on my Dad.For some reason he keeps putting the assembly pics/instructions off.I've just about lost my patients as well.I've done my part and he still won't load the stuff up to our website.I'm trying.And I am sorry.It shouldn't have taken this long.
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Unread postAuthor: SnowFlox » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:06 am

if you need to upload pictures.. use http://imageshack.us/ ;)
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:45 am

Here is what I'll do I'll write a abbreviated version here on Spudfiles.It won't be as in depth but it will have all the same pictures.I'll post the link to my folks website when my Dad gets it up.
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:47 pm

The instructions:

Follow the pictures.Make sure not to open the tuna can along with the tomato paste can.The tuna can will be opened in the step when cutting out the center.
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Finally punch the jet holes with the thumbtack(use the pliers to hammer if it to hard to press down) and you are finished
In the case that your stove does not seal around the inner wall(the tomato can).this will be noticed by a lack of pressurization on the side of the leak side and flames coming out of the leak instead of the jets.To fix this seal the leak off with JB weld or a similar high heat epoxy.
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Take the inner can out and stuff the inside with the cotton.Put the can back in and push it down to the bottom.If any cotton sticks out into the middle while going down just use your finger to push it back into the inner space.
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If need be trim the inner can down so that the top rim is sitting flush on the tuna can top and the bottom of the inner can is also flush on the bottom.
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After rolling the edge of the tuna can it should now be smooth.The inner can should fit very tightly in this hole.The tighter the better for a seal.Check often to make sure the hole isn't too big.Continue until the can fits perfectly.
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To smooth the inner edge out use the needle nose pliers round edge.St the can on your leg like in the picture and press down on the edge with pliers.At the same time roll the can.You will soon begin to see the edge folding down and smoothing out.Continue this process until you get close to the black line.
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When you are done punching the holes take the cutout out with the pliers.Next empty and clean the can of all tuna.
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Use the filed nail and the needle nose pliers to punch a series of holes around the pink line.The holes should be close together so that the area in the middle can be taken out.
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The process of punching the holes.The nail used needs to be sharpened.I used a flat Bastard file for this.The nail was then sharpened to a chisel point.
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The drawn out lines.The black is where the can will fit and the pink is on a ridge closest to the black line.You will punch your holes on the pink line
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The tomato can half.Setup to trace around with the black marker.This will help you later when smoothing out the edges.
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Empty out the tomato paste can and cut it in half with the hacksaw blade.You can file down the cut edge to make sure you don't cut yourself.
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The materials needed:Tomato paste can,Tuna can,cotton balls or batting,permanent marker,thumb tack,nail,tin snips,hacksaw blade,and needle nose pliers
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Unread postAuthor: SnowFlox » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:26 pm

impressive !! :hello1:
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Unread postAuthor: SnowFlox » Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:48 pm

the inner can... is it open on the bottem ? so that alcohol kan get into the cotton ? or is it almost gas tight ?
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Unread postAuthor: SnowFlox » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:14 pm

btw... this is my first attemp

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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:56 am

the inner can... is it open on the bottem ? so that alcohol kan get into the cotton ? or is it almost gas tight ?


It is open(the tomato can was open,to make it a tube).I've found that the cutting of the can leaves enough inaccuracy for the alcohol to get through just fine.If you want to you can file in a few gaps so the alcohol can flow.It doesn't have to be much.

Where did you get the plans for the stove you made?The reason I ask is from the picture it looks as if it won't pressurize.
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Unread postAuthor: SnowFlox » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:51 pm

this one !

http://zenstoves.net/ChimneyStove.htm

and yeah its not pressurized.. but for my firt attemp it isnt a bad one :)
i already made some tea with it on a Car-Camping event. :D

next time ill try a pressurized one :)
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:25 pm

That's what I was thinking it was.Zen stoves has some pretty cool stuff.I just wish my stoves would stay all nice and shiny like in the pictures.

And those little stoves will heat up water fast.I always make it a given to bring along some mandarin orange tea on my camping trips.That and I make popcorn in my Swedish messkit.It makes the best popcorn I've ever tasted.
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:26 pm

That's what I was thinking it was.Zen stoves has some pretty cool stuff.I just wish my stoves would stay all nice and shiny like in the pictures.

And those little stoves will heat up water fast.I always make it a given to bring along some mandarin orange tea on my camping trips.That and I make popcorn in my Swedish messkit.It makes the best popcorn I've ever tasted.
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:27 pm

That's what I was thinking it was.Zen stoves has some pretty cool stuff.I just wish my stoves would stay all nice and shiny like in the pictures.

And those little stoves will heat up water fast.I always make it a given to bring along some mandarin orange tea on my camping trips.That and I make popcorn in my Swedish messkit.It makes the best popcorn I've ever tasted.
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