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    Default Making a little tent stove

    Here're a few pictures of a stove I am making for a small wall tent.Attachment 44773Attachment 44774
    I found a Yamaha tank laying around with no filler lid (and i don't own a Yamaha anyway). I'd seen such stoves used in some old time Native cabins.

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    Attachment 44775Attachment 44776A student welded the 4" collar. I'll probably recycle it on other stoves. The p-trap is brass and is screwed on using a wall escucheon and long sheetmetal screws.

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    Attachment 44777Attachment 44778So I figured out the draft using a metal p-trap on the gas fill. I will put some sort of restrictive cover on it later. I put a shelf under the door to catch cinders. The draft got hooked to the tank hose bracket.

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    Attachment 44779I put a latch on the door and will put on collapsible legs next.

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    You'd had excellent combustion if you could have captured some of the old fumes from the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    You'd had excellent combustion if you could have captured some of the old fumes from the tank.
    Ah King-
    just send me some of yours... ya old fart

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    Now don't tell me you don't have extra hanging around?
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    Boy, this thread's startin' to stink...

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    Long time no hear from Marvin. Vacation?

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    I'm out on good behavior & work release...but don't go tellin' anyone... :P

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    sayak, cool tent stove. Those are the type we use out here on the coast. Used them on winter camping trips up in the mountains for years, they sure can warm up a white wall canvas tent real fast and keep it warm in the evenings after a long day out in the wilderness. And nothing beats a good gas can wood stove especially in the mornings to warm up too and cook your coffee on.

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    Great ideas for gas can stoves. Does anyone have any pictures of a 20 lb propane tank stove?

    I have a couple old tanks that can't be filled anymore so I'm thinking of using them for a little stove to heat and cook on. I'm thinking of a 6" x 12" piece of 1/4" plate welded on the top of the stove and some pipe legs tokeep it off the floor and a 1 1/2" pipe for a stack with a door and air control. I'd rather not reinvent the wheel if I can learn form someone else.

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    Default Tank Stove

    Here are a couple from Northern Rockies Lodge on Muncho Lake
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    I was going to make them horizontal but the idea is the same.

    Thanks!!

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    Default Finished it

    Here's a bad photo of the draft damper. It swivels over the mouth of the intake pipe and is held tight with a spring.Attachment 44910
    I put on aluminum bar legs with bolts for stops and another bar across each side for extra rigidity.

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    Default All done, but unlit.

    Here is the way the stove could be carried. Not compact but probably will work.
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    And here is the little pufferbelly ready for its first light up (tomorrow if it quits raining).

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    I have a flue damper, collapsible flue pipes, and a tent collar I got at a garage sale. Now all I need is a wall tent. Anyone have one?

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    I'm shocked! Looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    I'm shocked! Looks good.
    High praise considering you probably invented the first stove... or was that your homey Ben Franklin?

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    Should I remind you the school you went to in Ktn. was the oldest school in Alaska when it was vacated 5 years ago? And you went there when it was fairly new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Should I remind you the school you went to in Ktn. was the oldest school in Alaska when it was vacated 5 years ago? And you went there when it was fairly new.
    Ouch! Dang... you know how to hurt a guy. Guess oldtimers should hang together.

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