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Old 01-20-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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First attempt at a pepsi can stove

I've been meaning to build one of these for a while and finally did it this weekend. It's a bit of work but the end product is pretty sweet. Nothing new, just the classic pepsi can stove.

Brought two cups of tap water (~50 F) to a rolling boil in 5.25 minutes. This was using a crude windscreen made of aluminum foil and holding the pot ~1/2 inch above the stove (I haven't made the pot stand yet). This seems to be about the right performance from what I've read. Next I plan to build a cat stove and see how that does.

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Old 01-20-2009, 09:10 PM   #2
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Nice job. The side burners you can put your pot directly on, no need for a potstand... same with the supercat.

Be careful, you might just get addicted to building alcohol stoves. One of the first signs is looking at all metal containers as possible burners. You know you need help when you start measuring diameters and heights of cans in stores.

Oh, and wick stoves means you are beyond hope. Good luck and have fun.

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ps. Check out the stovies over at bplite.com
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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I'm waiting for the ultimate in party camping. A keg stove.

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Haven't been to a camping party in a while but I thought the idea was to drink the alcohol, not burn it.

I have an empty heineken 5 liter keg I wanted to make into a lamp. Hmmmm, a giant "pepsi" stove... Sounds like a good idea!
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Here is a beer keg stove link,scroll down a few post to see it.

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing...2050.msg788398
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Here is a beer keg stove link,scroll down a few post to see it.

http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing...2050.msg788398
That's a WOOD Stove...
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Nice flame,how long will it burn.
About half full burned for 8-10 minutes. Eventually I'll measure out exactly enough to boil two cups and burn another minute or two after that.

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Be careful, you might just get addicted to building alcohol stoves. One of the first signs is looking at all metal containers as possible burners. You know you need help when you start measuring diameters and heights of cans in stores.
People were looking strangely at me as I walked up and down the soda aisle comparing cans. Of course, I'm used to that. The supercat will be my next attempt and from there, who knows. It's definitely a lot of fun.
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Dog sledders use a a large alcohol burner that boils 5 gallons of water from snow at a time. The burner might be that size!
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sweet! some people use a steel mesh as a pot support. youcould also jam tent stakes into the ground around it and have a pretty stable system.
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I went for a windscreen/pot support system. basically a cylindrical windscreen with folded ends that lock together. there are holes to slide tent pegs through, which support the pot. very stable.
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And a Supercat:
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