Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Need a project to make with the kids?

  1. #1
    Gunco Good ole boy tanvil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    5,353
    Feedback Score
    20 (100%)

    Default Need a project to make with the kids?

    I had afew hours to kill this mourning. This is a very worthwhile project to put together. It produces quite a bit of heat with comparably low fuel demand. Quite impressive actually. Mine produced more smoke, I didn't seal it up because the only thing I had around here was pea gravel. I'll replace the pea gravel w/ cobb or vermiculite, seal it up and it should be good to go.



  2. #2
    Where's my lathe? ashhoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    755
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)

    Default

    I have one in the beginning stages being made out of a 20lb propane bottle. I also plan on making a heater attachment to stand on top of it to capture more heat before it vents out of a shelter or what have you. Sort of like the rocket mass heater thing I linked in that other thread about rocket stoves. Mine will be something like this one:
    TIG WELDED Stainless Rocket Stove Home-Camp & Emergency - eBay (item 330431124275 end time Jan-31-11 20:28:08 PST)
    but with a few differences.
    member # 575

  3. #3
    White Cracker 4thIDvet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Swamp Florida
    Posts
    12,254
    Feedback Score
    17 (100%)

    Thumbs up

    Simple, creative, innovative, cool.
    "Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781


  4. #4
    Gunco Good ole boy tanvil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    5,353
    Feedback Score
    20 (100%)

    Default

    A propane tank would be a good size to use. Big enough to produce alot of heat but portable enough to move around. Could you circulate water though it w/ copper pipe?
    I found it interesting that even after the fire burned for over an hour in the coffee can stove, I could still pick it up without burning my hands.

  5. #5
    No Hope For Me Coils's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    PA Where the Amish Roam Free
    Posts
    13,969
    Feedback Score
    38 (100%)

    Default

    I didn't seal it up because the only thing I had around here was pea gravel. I'll replace the pea gravel w/ cobb or vermiculite, seal it up and it should be good to go
    For your practice one, you can just use dirt, just mix it with some water and pack the mud in there. If you have a fireplace or wood stove just use ashes.
    "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem" Ronald Reagan

  6. #6
    GONE FISHIN! ItchyFinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central Oklahoma
    Posts
    34
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)

    Default

    I've got a propane tank just begging to have something done with it. Gonna give this a try.
    Thanks,
    J.C.


    "American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration"

Search tags for this page

There are currently no search engine referrals.
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •