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    Re: Winter stove project ...

    They can be simmered down - this is my 4-hole with a simmer top. I don't like that stove though, because with only 4 spread out holes, it doesn't lend itself to keeping itself lit well.

    -same stove in action:

    I should make another with more holes but smaller - the idea was to get a low flame without using a full tilt of fuel so it would last longer. This didn't, but with the top on, it does simmer.
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    ok I get it i'm still gonna need an adjustable stove thanks alot you guys managed to awnser more questions than I asked
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    Re: Winter stove project ...

    That's a different approach ... more like a diffuser.
    You may want to add some more holes, lower down in the pot stand to help it 'breathe' better with that on.
    Too bad it doesn't lower your fuel consumption and lengthen your burn time like an attached simmer ring.
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    Re: Winter stove project ...

    Well, to be clear, I've found that the alcohol (penny stove versions) are not fuel controlled like most stoves, but air controlled. Putting restrictions on the air supply cuts the consumption and heat, but I can't get more than a 5 minute burn on one charge, regardless.
    Another characteristic I found is that if one is "starving" for air, the flames will try to burn wherever the air is coming in at. I corrected this on some of my windstands by allowing more air in at the top than at the bottom:



    The last thing I was working on before I got busy with a lot of camping was simmer problems. Seems that if I cut the design down too much, there isn't enough heat for the alcohol to work like it has to (self heating).

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    Re: Winter stove project ...

    I did a simmer ring out of a libbys meat can on a penny stove and it doubles the burn time and keeps water at 160 . have only shop tested as we still have snow on the ground . hope to test as soon as snow melts . 4 th of July ??
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    Re: Winter stove project ...

    Very nice -- lemme know when you need some objective "high altitude" testing

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    Re: Winter stove project ...

    The "wack it with a stick" works Tried it here myself .
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    Re: Winter stove project ...

    Quote Originally Posted by dan1551 View Post
    The "wack it with a stick" works Tried it here myself .
    And to think ... No one here believed me ...

    I've done so much with so little for so long ... Now I can do nearly anything with almost nothing.

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    Re: Winter stove project ...

    Quote Originally Posted by G wizz View Post
    And to think ... No one here believed me ...
    I believed ya, a good whack with a piece of oak will fix most anything!
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    Including attitudes

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