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Rocket Stove

Discussion in 'Stoves' started by Rob, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Rob

    Rob Very Addicted

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    Was bored and nothing to do (ha ha) so decided to make a rocket stove using a gas bottle and some copper pipe i had kicking around, not quite finished yet as got to fabricate a pot stand, you wouldnt want to carry this very far its heavy due to being filled with sand for insulation, could have used something lighter but i had sand, waiting for all washing to be picked in before i light it up, will keep you up to date. 001.jpg 002.jpg 003.jpg 004.jpg
     
  2. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    looking good so far mate .....cant wait to see it going....
     
  3. Rob

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    well heres the update, as the name suggest its certainly a rocket, it eats the fuel, you have to constantly feed the fire, not one of those stoves you can go away and leave for a while, it does belt out the heat though. 005.jpg 006.jpg 007.jpg 008.jpg 009.jpg 010.jpg

    would i build another one if the price was right, was good to do one, but i think ill keep my other bottles for something that doesnt require attention as much as this one
     
  4. Ian

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    They were selling similar stoves at my local army surplus/gun shop a while back. I thought they looked interesting but glad I didn't buy one now after what you've said.
     
  5. Gazo

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    Robs other gas bottle stoves are good Ian, if your gunna buy one talk to Rob about it.

    Nice job with that Rob that is one big copper tube but bet it keeps warm for a while with the sand in it.
     
  6. Rob

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    ya prob could be used as a rocket stove sand filled hot gas bottle for ya bivvy,:)
     
  7. Ian

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    I've been talking to Rob about it mate, trouble is the gas bottles I've got are even smaller than that so they would be a very mini stove but I hope to get some down to him soon.
     
  8. Matt

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    bring your bottles to barrys meet and i can drop them to rob for you on my way home...
     
  9. Ian

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    That's what I was hoping mate. Maybe I should have spoken to you about it first though:eek:
     
  10. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    no probs mate I'm sure you mentioned it some where along the line:)