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Paintcan Gasifier Stove

Paintcan Gasifier Stove

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describes how to build, from scrap, a wood stove for cooking outside. It is fairly efficient and much more efficient that an open fire
describes how to build, from scrap, a wood stove for cooking outside. It is fairly efficient and much more efficient that an open fire

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Published by: ecosarah on Jul 26, 2009
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Paint Can Gasifier Wood Stove
By: Jim HenselPortland, Oregon USA jameshensel[at]comcast.netMay 2007
These stoves were inspired by Tom Reed’s Woodgas Stove:The steps for each of the stoves are very similar. Included here are the steps for thelarger stove. Please contact the author for more pictures or instructions on constructionof the smaller stove.Steps:1.
 
Parts list:a.
 
One clean five gallon paint bucket with tight lidb.
 
Two clean one gallon paint cans with at least one lid.c.
 
Computer muffin fan. The one I used was 12vdc (~1.2 watts)d.
 
4” elbow or some manner to attach the fan to the bucket in a slightlyindirect way. [The one gallon stove has the fan attached directly to thebottom of the can so it is possible to attach the fan to the side of the bucket.I was just worried about getting the fan too hot.]e.
 
Sheet metal flashing to make a heat shield.f.
 
Sheet metal screws including at least 6 1” (6cm) screws.One Gallon (~4 l) Outer CanOne quart (~1 l) combustionChamberFive Gallon (~20 l) Outer Can1 ½ Gallon (~6 l) combustion Chamber
 
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Tools:a.
 
Tin snips. Note, many snips are “handed” – that is, they are built forstraight, left or right cuts. The ones used here are left handed – that is,they cut straight or toward the left (counterclockwise). I find these easierto use than trying to make straight snips cut in a direction.b.
 
Power screwdriverc.
 
Drills bitsd.
 
Gloves (mandatory )e.
 
Markerf.
 
Three C-Clamps (optional)3.
 
Center the small lid on the big lid with both lids facing as if they were being puton the same can. Mark around the smaller lid so you end up with a circle on thebig lid. The goal is to cut a hole in the big lid so that the small lid will fit snugglyinto the hole. Set the large lid on the bucket and use the point of the tin snips topush a hole into the big lid somewhere near the center (inside the circle you havemarked). Slowly work the tin snips in a spiral until you can cut out the circle youhave marked.Below is the finished cut hole with the small lid pushed through the big lid (as seen fromthe underside). The lip on the small lid will keep if from coming all the way through thebig lid.Flashing
 
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Cut the flat material out from the inside of the small lid to make a ring. Againpunch the snips through the lid in the center (after laying the lid on the small canto keep from distorting it). Cut it upside down so you can get closer to the outsidering.You will end up with a very jagged edge. Not to worry. You can use a hammer tocarefully collapse this edge against the ring. When it is later hammered into the can,it will be inside the can groove.Here it is turned the other way and hammered against the ring.

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