Re: Methyl hydrate wick burners to make steam.
- Hi Daryl,
In the absence of finely ground stone, consider finely ground metal,
brass perhaps, or maybe Nature's finely ground stone- AKA SAND.
P/S The last home page picture is up again. The picture of that
patented permanet wick can be seen in a photo album titled "flotsam,
jetsam and lagan."
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "darylcanada73"
> -Great idea Frank, Right now I'm fresh out of finely ground stone.
> I'm out of luck for grinding more any time soon as the wife still
> puts the harness on to pull the plow but she refuses to let me hitch
> her to the mill stones. Runs straight out to the North 40. She's out
> there now. Think I'll just leave her be for a while. You can bet I'll
> try that wick idea as soon as I can. Thanks a lot. Daryl.
> PS I liked the last home page picture better.
> -- In email@example.com, "Frank McNeill"
> <frankmcneilll@> wrote:
> > Hi Daryl,
> > Check out the latest home page picture for a patented permanent
> > The patent has probably expired by now in the event that you would
> > like to make something like this witched wick of the west.
> > Frank
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "darylcanada73"
> > <darylcanada73@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I have been making and using these burners for my putt putts,
> > > custom designed to fit a particular boat and motor. They are easy
> > > 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
> > > the heat I required. Replaced it with a burner I had at hand
> > > three 1/4" round wicks made in my usual way with cotton string in
> > > tubing. I was surprised to find that the three round wicks made
> > > heat than the 2 inches of flat wick. Fuel consumption was high
> with the
> > > flat wicks.
> > >
> > > Can any of you steam guys explain this?
> > >