I can't see any stove designs on the websites that you posted.The
webconx one does'nt seem to be working at the moment and the other
one; the journey to forever website seems to be about environmental
issues in third wourd countries.
--- In woodheat@y..., Harmon Seaver <hseaver@c...> wrote:
> On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 08:46:58PM -0000, flexwing462 wrote:
> > Harmon
> > Its tempting to use drums as the basis for a stove. It would
> > lot of work fabricating metal since an empty drum is a kind of
> > made stove. Here in the UK we generally get 205 litre drums
> > US galls I think). These are much too big for my needs. Also we
> > get 20 litre too (about 5 US galls) which are about right for
> > but made from very thin sheet metal which would soon burn out. I
> > would rather make a proper stove from thicker plate steel so that
> > had a long life without rusting through or burning through very
> > quickly
> I'm sure you can find 56 or 37 liter as well, they're used for
> stuff. Look for a drum recycler. But they'll all burn thru, even
the 205 liter
> (and they all come in various thicknesses).
> I think you're not reading the stuff throughly. If you want a
> stove (smokeless), you have to insulate the fire chamber with stuff
> withstand 1400C temps. I don't care if you make it out of 1/2"
> plate, if you don't insulate the firechamber, you'll never get a
> burn. If the fire chamber is also the heat exchanger, you'll
pollute, and shame
> on you.
> You can make the stove out of "tincanium" as long as you use
> insulation. In fact, for starters, that's exactly what you should
> making stoves out of tin cans. You'll be amazed at how long they'll
> Have you actually looked at any of the stove designs on the
> Harmon Seaver