Supplies and Tools Needed for Alcohol Stove Construction

 


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Supplies and Tools Needed for Alcohol Stove Construction

 

Supplies and Tools

Basic Materials

Trimming

Hole Making

Epoxies and Sealants

Stove Dress Up

Pressuring

Inner Wall Only

Pot Stand Only

Wick Making

Special Tools

 


Hole Making

 

Jet Hole Tools

Drills

Jet Sizes

Drill Size Charts

Vent Hole Tools

 


Making Holes

There are a number of ways to make holes for your jets and vents.  Some methods are crude and only need a simple pocket knife, while others are a bit more sophisticated and use special machine drills. 

 

Depending on the stove design you select, your method of choice for hole making will likely affect your appearance of your final product.  Some methods will also allow for fancy setups which are otherwise not possible with a hammer and nail or Swiss Army Knife.

 

 


Jet Hole Tools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

Scott Henderson's Cork Stopper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Drills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jet Sizes

 

 

Jet size can be important for any type of combustible stove using jets.  Smaller sized jets can lead to "blowout" of the flame, while larger jets can lead to a richer air/fuel mix and more dependable flame.

 

Here are a few jet sizes used by popular stoves:

 

Don Johnston's Photon Stove - alcohol

0.024" (0.61mm) jets

 

Aaron Rosenbloom's Brasslite Solo Stove - alcohol

0.027" (0.7 mm) jets

 

Antigravity (Tin Man's) Pepsi Can Stove - alcohol

#55 drill (0.052" 1.321mm) or

#57 drill (0.0430" 1.092mm)

 

Primus OmniFuel

45 (0.018" 0.45mm) for butane/propane

37 (0.015" 0.37mm) for Multi Fuel

28 (0.011" 0.28mm) for all other liquids (kerosene, diesel, jet fuel)-smaller size allows for better air/fuel mixture

 

Primus Himalaya/MultiFuel

35 (0.014" 0.35mm) for gas and all lead free gas types

28 (0.011" 0.28mm) for all other liquids (kerosene, diesel, jet fuel)-smaller size allows for better air/fuel mixture

 

Mountain Safety Research SimmerLite

(between #79-#78, 0.0145-0.0160", 0.368-0.406mm) for white gas and unleaded auto gas

 

Mountain Safety Research WhisperLite

(less than #80 0.0135" 0.343mm) for white gas and unleaded auto gas

 

Mountain Safety Research WhisperLite Internationale

G (between #80-#79, 0.0135-0.0145", 0.343-0.368mm) Jet for white gas and unleaded auto gas

K (less than #80 0.0135" 0.343mm) Jet for kerosene and jet fuel

 

Mountain Safety Research DragonFly

DG (between #79-#78, 0.0145-0.0160", 0.368-0.406mm) Jet for white gas and unleaded auto gas

DK (less than #80 0.0135" 0.343mm) Jet is for kerosene, jet fuel, and diesel.

 

Mountain Safety Research XGK Expedition

XG or GK (between #80-#79, 0.0135-0.0145", 0.343-0.368mm) Jet is used for white gas, unleaded auto gas, and aviation gas

X (less than #80 0.0135" 0.343mm) Jet is for kerosene, jet fuel, and diesel

 

Optimus

2500 Jet for stoves 00, 1, 5,45,48,210,510,100/4128 old #71 - kerosene

2502 (0.32mm 0.013") Nipple for 1, 5, old 5R, 45, 48, 80, 123 - kerosene

2503 Nipple for No. 2 stove - kerosene

2504 Jet for stove 3 - kerosene

2506 Jet for stoves 88, 99, old 123R - multifuel (petrol/white gas/kerosene)

2507 Jet for stoves 531

2508 (0.51mm 0.020") Alcohol jet for stove 11, 111, 199, 535A - Jet 'A' for alcohol use

2509 (0.30mm 0.012") Jet for stoves 8R, 11, 111, 123R, 199, 5R - Jet 'M' for multifuel use (kerosene/diesel/white gas)

2510 (0.38mm 0.015") Jet for earlier 111B stoves - Jet 'G' for gasoline use with smaller jet hole

 

Optimus Hunter Stove

2509 (0.30mm 0.012") - White gasoline, Coleman fuel

 

Optimus No. 111 HIKER Multifuel Expedition Stoves - Source - Optimus International AB

2508 (0.51mm 0.020") for 111C stove - Jet 'A' for alcohol use

2509 (0.30mm 0.012") for 111 and 111C stoves - Jet 'M' for multifuel use (kerosene/diesel/white gas)

2510 (0.38mm 0.015") Jet for earlier 111B stoves - Jet 'G' for gasoline use with smaller jet hole

Note: US company gave the following measurements:

2508 (0.0175" 0.44mm)

2509 (0.014" 0.36mm)

2510 (0.015" 0.38mm)

 

Optimus Svea/Climber

2506 Jet - White gasoline, Coleman fuel

 

Optimus Nova - Source - Optimus International AB

8100 (0.32mm 0.013") Jet - Kerosene/paraffin, white gasoline/petrol, Coleman fuel, diesel #1, rape seed (colza) fuel

 

FSP Stove - kerosene

0.60mm (0.024") with an 8mm hex head and an M6 standard metric thread or

1.0mm (0.039") jet with 4 wires taken from a wire brush pushed through so as to reduce the effective size

 

 


Drill Size Charts

 

Drill Size Chart

Size

Decimal
Inch

mm

 

Size

Decimal
Inch

mm

 

Size

Decimal
Inch

mm

 

Size

Decimal
Inch

mm

#107

.0019

.048

1.60mm

.0630

1.600

3/16

.1875

4.762

9mm

.3543

9.000

#106

.0023

.058

#52

.0635

1.613

4.80mm

.1890

4.800

#T

.3580

9.093

#105

.0027

.069

1.65mm

.0650

1.650

#12

.1890

4.801

9.1mm

.3583

9.100

#104

.0031

.079

1.70mm

.0669

1.700

#11

.1910

4.851

23/64

.3594

9.128

#103

.0035

.089

#51

.0670

1.702

4.90mm

.1929

4.900

9.2mm

.3622

9.200

#102

.0039

.099

1.75mm

.0689

1.750

#10

.1935

4.915

9.25mm

.3642

9.250

0.10mm

.0040

.100

#50

.0700

1.778

#9

.1960

4.978

9.3mm

.3661

9.300

#101

.0043

.109

1.80mm

.0709

1.800

5.00mm

.1969

5.000

#U

.3680

9.347

#100

.0047

.119

1.85mm

.0728

1.850

#8

.1990

5.055

9.4mm

.3701

9.400

0.13mm

.0050

.130

#49

.0730

1.854

5.10mm

.2008

5.100

9.5mm

.3740

9.500

#99

.0051

.130

1.90mm

.0748

1.900

#7

.2010

5.105

3/8

.3750

9.525

#98

.0055

.140

#48

.0760

1.930

13/64

.2031

5.159

#V

.3770

9.576

0.15mm

.0059

.150

1.95mm

.0768

1.950

#6

.2040

5.182

9.6mm

.3780

9.600

#97

.0059

.150

5/64

.0781

1.984

5.20mm

.2047

5.200

9.7mm

.3819

9.700

#96

.0063

.160

#47

.0785

1.994

#5

.2055

5.220

9.75mm

.3839

9.750

#95

.0067

.170

2.00mm

.0787

2.000

5.25mm

.2067

5.250

9.8mm

.3858

9.800

#94

.0071

.180

2.05mm

.0807

2.050

5.30mm

.2087

5.300

#W

.3860

9.804

#93

.0075

.191

#46

.0810

2.057

#4

.2090

5.309

9.9mm

.3898

9.900

#92

.0079

.200

#45

.0820

2.083

5.40mm

.2126

5.400

25/64

.3906

9.922

.20mm

.0079

.200

2.10mm

.0827

2.100

#3

.2130

5.410

10mm

.3937

10.000

#91

.0083

.211

2.15mm

.0846

2.150

5.50mm

.2165

5.500

#X

.3970

10.084

#90

.0087

.220

#44

.0860

2.184

7/32

.2188

5.556

#Y

.4040

10.262

0.22mm

.0087

.220

2.20mm

.0866

2.200

5.6mm

.2205

5.600

13/32

.4062

10.319

#89

.0091

.231

2.25mm

.0886

2.250

#2

.2210

5.613

#Z

.4130

10.490

#88

.0095

.241

#43

.0890

2.261

5.70mm

.2244

5.700

10.5mm

.4134

10.500

0.25mm

.0098

.250

2.30mm

.0906

2.300

5.75mm

.2264

5.750

27/64

.4219

10.716

#87

.0100

.254

2.35mm

.0925

2.350

#1

.2280

5.791

11mm

.4331

11.000

#86

.0105

.267

#42

.0935

2.375

5.80mm

.2283

5.800

7/16

.4375

11.113

#85

.0110

.280

3/32

.0938

2.380

5.90mm

.2323

5.900

11.5mm

.4528

11.500

0.28mm

.0110

.280

2.40mm

.0945

2.400

#A

.2340

5.944

29/64

.4531

11.509

#84

.0115

.292

#41

.0960

2.438

15/64

.2344

5.953

15/32

.4688

11.906

0.30mm

.0118

.300

2.45mm

.0965

2.450

6.00mm

.2362

6.000

12mm

.4724

12.000

#83

.0120

.305

#40

.0980

2.489

#B

.2380

6.045

31/64

.4844

12.303

#82

.0125

.318

2.50mm

.0984

2.500

6.10mm

.2402

6.100

12.5mm

.4921

12.500

0.32mm

.0126

.320

#39

.0995

2.527

#C

.2420

6.147

1/2

.5000

12.700

#81

.0130

.330

#38

.1015

2.578

6.20mm

.2441

6.200

13mm

.5118

13.000

#80

.0135

.343

2.60mm

.1024

2.600

#D

.2460

6.248

33/64

.5156

13.097

0.35mm

.0138

.350

#37

.1040

2.642

6.25mm

.2461

6.250

17/32

.5312

13.494

#79

.0145

.368

2.70mm

.1063

2.700

6.30mm

.2480

6.300

13.5mm

.5315

13.500

1/64

.0156

.397

#36

.1065

2.705

#E

.2500

6.350

35/64

.5469

13.890

0.40mm

.0157

.400

2.75mm

.1083

2.750

1/4

.2500

6.350

14mm

.5512

14.000

#78

.0160

.406

7/64

.1094

2.778

6.40mm

.2520

6.400

9/16

.5625

14.287

0.45mm

.0177

.450

#35

.1100

2.794

6.50mm

.2559

6.500

14.5mm

.5709

14.500

#77

.0180

.457

2.80mm

.1102

2.800

#F

.2570

6.528

37/64

.5781

14.684

0.50mm

.0197

.500

#34

.1110

2.819

6.60mm

.2598

6.600

15mm

.5906

15.000

#76

.0200

.508

#33

.1130

2.870

#G

.2610

6.629

19/32

.5938

15.081

#75

.0210

.533

2.90mm

.1142

2.900

6.70mm

.2638

6.700

39/64

.6094

15.478

0.55mm

.0217

.550

#32

.1160

2.946

17/64

.2656

6.747

15.5mm

.6102

15.500

#74

.0225

.572

3.00mm

.1181

3.000

6.75mm

.2657

6.750

5/8

.6250

15.875

0.60mm

.0236

.600

#31

.1200

3.048

#H

.2660

6.756

16mm

.6299

16.000

#73

.0240

.610

3.10mm

.1220

3.100

6.80mm

.2677

6.800

41/64

.6406

16.272

#72

.0250

.635

1/8

.1250

3.175

6.90mm

.2717

6.900

16.5mm

.6496

16.500

0.65mm

.0256

.650

3.20mm

.1260

3.200

#I

.2720

6.909

21/32

.6562

16.669

#71

.0260

.660

3.15mm

.1280

3.150

7.00mm

.2756

7.000

17mm

.6693

17.000

0.70mm

.0276

.700

#30

.1285

3.264

#J

.2770

7.036

43/64

.6719

17.065

#70

.0280

.711

3.30mm

.1299

3.300

7.10mm

.2795

7.100

11/16

.6875

17.462

#69

.0292

.742

3.40mm

.1339

3.400

#K

.2810

7.137

17.5mm

.6890

17.500

0.75mm

.0295

.750

#29

.1360

3.454

9/32

.2812

7.144

45/64

.7031

17.859

#68

.0310

.787

3.50mm

.1378

3.500

7.20mm

.2835

7.200

18mm

.7087

18.000

1/32

.0312

.794

#28

.1405

3.569

7.25mm

.2854

7.250

23/32

.7188

18.256

0.80mm

.0315

.800

9/64

.1406

3.572

7.30mm

.2874

7.300

18.5mm

.7283

18.500

#67

.0320

.813

3.60mm

.1417

3.600

#L

.2900

7.366

47/64

.7344

18.653

#66

.0330

.838

#27

.1440

3.658

7.40mm

.2913

7.400

19mm

.7480

19.000

0.85mm

.0335

.850

3.70mm

.1457

3.700

#M

.2950

7.493

3/4

.7500

19.050

#65

.0350

.889

#26

.1470

3.734

7.50mm

.2953

7.500

49/64

.7656

19.447

0.90mm

.0354

.900

3.75mm

.1476

3.750

19/64

.2969

7.541

19.5mm

.7677

19.500

#64

.0360

.914

#25

.1495

3.797

7.60mm

.2992

7.600

25/32

.7812

19.844

#63

.0370

.940

3.80mm

.1496

3.800

#N

.3020

7.671

20mm

.7874

20.000

0.95mm

.0374

.950

#24

.1520

3.861

7.70mm

.3031

7.700

51/64

.7969

20.240

#62

.0380

.965

3.90mm

.1535

3.900

7.75mm

.3051

7.750

20.5mm

.8071

20.500

#61

.0390

.991

#23

.1540

3.912

7.8mm

.3071

7.800

13/16

.8125

20.637

1.00mm

.0394

1.000

5/32

.1562

3.969

7.90mm

.3110

7.900

21mm

.8268

21.000

#60

.0400

1.016

#22

.1570

3.988

5/16

.3125

7.937

53/64

.8281

21.034

#59

.0410

1.041

4.00mm

.1575

4.000

8mm

.3150

8.000

27/32

.8438

21.431

1.05mm

.0413

1.050

#21

.1590

4.039

#O

.3160

8.026

21.5mm

.8465

21.500

#58

.0420

1.067

#20

.1610

4.089

8.1mm

.3189

8.100

55/64

.8594

21.828

#57

.0430

1.092

4.10mm

.1614

4.100

8.2mm

.3228

8.200

22mm

.8661

22.000

1.10mm

.0433

1.100

4.20mm

.1654

4.200

#P

.3230

8.204

7/8

.8750

22.225

1.15mm

.0453

1.150

#19

.1660

4.216

8.25mm

.3248

8.250

22.5mm

.8858

22.500

#56

.0465

1.181

4.25mm

.1673

4.250

8.3mm

.3268

8.300

57/64

.8906

22.622

3/64

.0469

1.191

4.30mm

.1693

4.300

21/64

.3281

8.334

23mm

.9055

23.000

1.20mm

.0472

1.200

#18

.1695

4.305

8.4mm

.3307

8.4

29/32

.9062

23.019

1.25mm

.0492

1.250

11/64

.1719

4.366

#Q

.3320

8.433

59/64

.9219

23.415

1.30mm

.0512

1.300

#17

.1730

4.394

8.5mm

.3346

8.500

23.5mm

.9252

23.500

#55

.0520

1.321

4.40mm

.1732

4.400

8.6mm

.3386

8.600

15/16

.9375

23.812

1.35mm

.0531

1.350

#16

.1770

4.496

#R

.3390

8.611

24mm

.9449

24.000

#54

.0550

1.397

4.50mm

.1772

4.500

8.7mm

.3425

8.700

61/64

.9531

24.209

1.40mm

.0551

1.400

#15

.1800

4.572

11/32

.3438

8.731

24.5mm

.9646

24.500

1.45mm

.0571

1.450

4.60mm

.1811

4.600

8.75mm

.3445

8.750

31/32

.9688

24.606

1.50mm

.0591

1.500

#14

.1820

4.623

8.8mm

.3465

8.800

25mm

.9843

25.000

#53

.0595

1.511

#13

.1850

4.699

#S

.3480

8.839

63/64

.9844

25.003

1.55mm

.0610

1.550

4.70mm

.1850

4.700

8.9mm

.3504

8.900

1

1.000

25.400

1/16

.0625

1.587

4.75mm

.1870

4.750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sewing Needle Size Chart

Number Metric/

European

36

38

40

45

50

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

110

120

125

130

140

150

160

170

180

190

200

230

250

280

300

330

350

380

Inches

.014

.015

.016

.018

.020

.022

.024

.026

.028

.030

.032

.033

.035

.037

.039

.043

.047

.049

.051

.055

.059

.063

.067

.071

.075

.079

.091

.098

.110

.118

.130

.138

.150

Millimeters

.36

.38

.40

.45

.50

.55

.60

.65

.70

.75

.80

.85

.90

.95

1.00

1.10

1.20

1.25

1.30

1.40

1.50

1.60

1.70

1.80

1.90

2.00

2.30

2.50

2.80

3.00

3.30

3.50

3.80

Singer/
American

 

 

3

4

5

6

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

18

19

20

21

22

 

23

 

24

 

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

Organ

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

18

19

20

21

22

 

23

 

24

 

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

Singer MR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MR1

 

MR2

 

 

 

MR3

 

MR4

 

 

MR5

 

MR6

 

MR7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singer Delta-U

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

55

60

65

70

75

80

 

90

100

110

 

120

130

140

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Union-Special

 

 

 

018

020

020

 

025

027

029

032

 

036

 

040

044

048

049

 

054

060

 

067

073

 

080

090

100

 

120

 

140

 

Reece USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/0

3/0

2/0

 

0

 

1

2

3

 

4

5

 

6

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reece (Code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

400

000

100

 

110

 

111

112

113

 

114

115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Blindstitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

1/2

1

11/2

2

21/2

3

31/2

4

41/2

 

5

51/2

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Blindst. LG (Long)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

00

5

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis C

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

21/2

 

3

 

31/2

 

4

41/2

 

5

 

51/2

6

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

12

 

14

 

16

18

19

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilcox & Gibbs (old)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/0

0

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

5

6

 

7

8

9

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilcox & Gibbs (new)

 

 

 

 

20

22

24

25

27

30

32

33

36

38

40

44

48

49

52

55

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schiffli 110 S, 854 S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/0

 

0

 

1

 

2

3

 

 

4

5

 

6

7

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonis A

 

 

21

20

19

18

16

15

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonis B

 

 

21

20

19

18

17

16

15

14

13

 

12

 

11

10

9

8

7

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fischbein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

Howe (490)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

000

 

00

 

0

 

1

2

3

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System 81,88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/0

 

0

 

1

 

2

3

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System 253

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/0

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

5

6

 

7

8

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System 292

 

 

22

21

20

18

16

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

7

6

4

 

3

2

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System 332

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/0

 

0

 

1/2

 

1

2

3

 

4

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

9

10

 

 

 

 

 

System 459 R

23

22

21

20

19

18

17

16

15

14

13

 

12

 

11

10

9

 

8

7

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System 505 LG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

7

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

System 604 FE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

00

 

0

 

1

2

3

 

4

 

5

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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