"Rocket stove" alternative

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by DKR, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    If you have welding equipment, this is an interesting 'upcycle' of auto parts

    I would run it a couple of time to burn off the paint etc before cooking on it.

    Of a more practical use would be to have a cook top - and fed by a classic rocket stove
  2. Those look great and probably work well but require metalwork skills I don't have - I did have an old bucket, a Pringles tin, and leftover fencepost concrete. Now I can make coffee and Kraft Dinner after "the big one". Maybe I can get my kids to take welding class to up my game.

    rocket stove.
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  3. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Go to harbor freight ,, get one of their little wire welders for a hundred bucks , a side grinder and cutting wheels for about 30 bucks and you're in business.
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  4. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    I bought my SIL a little Lincoln sputter-box some time ago - now I need to con him into welding up one of these.
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  5. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    You need a welding helmet and gloves. and if you are going to use a grinder you need a clear face shield.
    the welder needs to be run in the strongest/closest circuit to the main no extension cords.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020
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  6. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    His is a welder/plumber with a State fitness certificate - all the way up to Medical gasses.

    It's getting him up to speed on the design and buying the metal
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