Twigs and branches. I do not have any here as a one tree. And they trimmed it. I could not have any to mark rows in the garden. I went across the street and broke off some of branches laying down...Vacant lot and now has a house on it. Free fuel if you have it.,
Girl scouts back in 40's we were making buddy burners. Gallon can with one end out. Punch some holes in the sides near the open end. Turn up side down and end you have a cooking surface. For fuel you use a regular size tuna can and cut coragated cardboard in a strip the depth of the tuna can and wind it up to fit the can a file it. So the strips stands up in the can and then fill about full of wax. Leave some cardboard so will burn as a wick. Lite it and put the gallon can over it. Those holes give it air to burn. Set your pan on top to heat. Yeah, you need wax I know but old candles and scrap wax.
I have seen picture of one that burned crumbled newpapers. More of bucket like with grill on top. Rack in to hold the paper off the bottom and air vents so it will burn.
But yours with the twigs and branches is the best I think yet. I could not make one. Older son uses a solar cooker and they cost but you can build them. Times no sun and too cold. I have no fire wood here. I
f electric off I have no heat, so nothing to cook on. Gas but blower and thing to turn it on is electric. Fire place same deal is gas. I presume the lighter deal is electric. I covered it up with a small couch. I would have liked real fire place and it was till DIL had it changed. I had no choice. But I have the choice to cover it up. Not a circulating one anyway. I plan to put my big couch in front and cover it up with that . the back to it and then room to open the couch to a bed. I do not care if she likes it or not.
Thiks fire things are used out doors. I have both charcoal and propane grills but not here yet. One can make newspaper logs. Down home I had a stack of fire wood. And could made a pit fire. Maybe my life will end before I would need a fire. Spuds you sure are handy to do things.
Post by mightyspuds on Apr 27, 2013 13:31:43 GMT -8
Well the stove had problems. It filled up quickly with coals and couldnt breathe,when I emptied the coals,out came the sand.
Relit it,worked better without sand,but a rebuild is in order....
Before....feeder inlet lower
After....feeder inlet higher to allow room for more coals
The inner burn chamber used to be a Hunts can,now its a larger Juice can
Before,note opening size...
After,notice the larger opening from the bigger can,much better
Instead of sand this time Im using these --------------------------------- Expanded clay aggregate, is a lightweight ceramic shell with honeycomb core produced by firing natural clay to temperatures of 1100 - 1200 °C in a rotating kiln. The pellets are rounded in shape and fall from the kiln in a grade of approximately 0 - 32 mm with an average dry bulk density of approximately 350 kg/m³. The material is sieved into a number of different grades to suit the application.
With the advantage of light weight, high permeability, high durability and excellent sound and thermal insulating properties, expanded clay is a good 'all round' aggregate for use in an a variety of applications .------------------------------- Bottom of stove and clay pellets
Hydroton Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate added to stove
And bottom cover screwed on (That used to be top cover of version One)
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