1143Re: Methyl hydrate wick burners to make steam.
- Aug 23, 2008Hi Daryl,
Check out the latest home page picture for a patented permanent wick.
The patent has probably expired by now in the event that you would
like to make something like this witched wick of the west.
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> I have been making and using these burners for my putt putts, usually
> custom designed to fit a particular boat and motor. They are easy to
> build and work well. An engine I just built required lots of heat in a
> rather long and narrow shape so I built a burner using two 1" flat lamp
> wicks side by side. Looked good and burned OK but it did not provide
> the heat I required. Replaced it with a burner I had at hand using
> three 1/4" round wicks made in my usual way with cotton string in brass
> tubing. I was surprised to find that the three round wicks made more
> heat than the 2 inches of flat wick. Fuel consumption was high with the
> flat wicks.
> Can any of you steam guys explain this?
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