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    I took the time today to make a couple of can stoves. The first one took a couple of hours and the second only a few minutes. Can't beat experience! I made the version using the bottom from two cans and packed it with insulation. I used HEET for fuel. Those suckers will get HOT!
    JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

  • #2
    Originally posted by lazer128 View Post
    I took the time today to make a couple of can stoves. The first one took a couple of hours and the second only a few minutes. Can't beat experience! I made the version using the bottom from two cans and packed it with insulation. I used HEET for fuel. Those suckers will get HOT!
    Dad burn it. We must have photos!!!!!!!! Been wanting to do this. PHOTOS, PHOTOS!!!!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
      Dad burn it. We must have photos!!!!!!!! Been wanting to do this. PHOTOS, PHOTOS!!!!!
      Will do. Give me time to finish supper and get the wife out of the kitchen and I'll light 'em up! She might not like seeing me pour HEET in her frying pan to "kick 'em off"! :eek:
      JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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      • #4
        Cool lazer!

        I too am looking forward to those pics! Need to make a few of those myself!
        73

        later,
        ZA

        Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
        beat you to death with it because it is empty.

        The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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        • #5
          Can Stove Pics

          Camera had trouble focusing in the dark, but you get the idea. I cut them by rotating the cans against a blade mounted to a 2x4, so the stoves are 1.5" high.









          JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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          • #6
            Vid

            JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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            • #7
              How many holed do you punch in the middle? Great photos by the way. Gonna run to the auto parts store and get some Heet. They are 2 for a dollar down the road.

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              • #8
                I have several of these but instead of making them from scratch i just use old sterno cans and drill about 10 holes around the top lip.
                Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" while picking up a big stick.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                  How many holed do you punch in the middle? Great photos by the way. Gonna run to the auto parts store and get some Heet. They are 2 for a dollar down the road.
                  I put one hole in one of them and five in the other. The one hole is fine. It's just to pour the fuel in and then you have to close it up. I used a coin to seal it and it didn't work to well. I'd suggest one hole and use a screw to seal it. Will try that tomorrow. 2 for a dollar? Where? I paid $2 for a bottle today at Advance Auto Parts.
                  JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by flight or fight View Post
                    I have several of these but instead of making them from scratch i just use old sterno cans and drill about 10 holes around the top lip.
                    Dang! That's a good idea!

                    My son and I are going to build a BIG one out of coffee cans. Not sure how to seal them to each other yet............
                    JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lazer128 View Post
                      Dang! That's a good idea!

                      My son and I are going to build a BIG one out of coffee cans. Not sure how to seal them to each other yet............

                      Use JBWeld the original strength is fireproof. Cut several 1 inch deep slots around the bottom piece, maybe every 2 inches around the circumference so you can get the top piece started then use the weld to seal it.
                      Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" while picking up a big stick.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lazer128 View Post
                        I put one hole in one of them and five in the other. The one hole is fine. It's just to pour the fuel in and then you have to close it up. I used a coin to seal it and it didn't work to well. I'd suggest one hole and use a screw to seal it. Will try that tomorrow. 2 for a dollar? Where? I paid $2 for a bottle today at Advance Auto Parts.

                        You can get an off brand at Dollar General for 75 cents a bottle or buy rubbing alcohol for 85 cents a pint.
                        Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" while picking up a big stick.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by lazer128 View Post
                          Dang! That's a good idea!

                          My son and I are going to build a BIG one out of coffee cans. Not sure how to seal them to each other yet............
                          I am going to try JB Metal weld.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lazer128 View Post
                            I put one hole in one of them and five in the other. The one hole is fine. It's just to pour the fuel in and then you have to close it up. I used a coin to seal it and it didn't work to well. I'd suggest one hole and use a screw to seal it. Will try that tomorrow. 2 for a dollar? Where? I paid $2 for a bottle today at Advance Auto Parts.
                            I was wrong. It was not heet, it was some kind of liquid carb cleaner. The guy said it smells bad, and he did not recommend it.

                            I bought HEET at $1.29. 1 bottle ought to cover it. You think?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lazer128 View Post
                              I took the time today to make a couple of can stoves. The first one took a couple of hours and the second only a few minutes. Can't beat experience! I made the version using the bottom from two cans and packed it with insulation. I used HEET for fuel. Those suckers will get HOT!
                              What kind of insulation did you use? Can I metal weld some fins on the side to make it sit up off the table?

                              I have already been warned when I walked in the house with the HEET, and I showed the wife the photos online that I will NOT be doing this in the house, and if I burn anything down I would be shot. At least I was not caught in the bathtub with another dry box full of toilet paper testing out a new product.

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