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

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Stove Dress Up

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Inner Wall Only

Pot Stand Only

Wick Making

Special Tools

 


Pot Stand Only Parts

 

There are many ways to construct a pot stand and you may wish to visit our Pot Stands Page for ideas.  Here are some common items used when constructing some of the more common stands.

 

 

 

 

Order of Increasing Thickness

Aluminum Foil

Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil

Sidewall of US 12oz aluminum can

Sidewall of non US aluminum cans

Disposable Pie Pans or Oven Liners

Aluminum Flashing

 

Stainless steel may also be used for pot stand construction, but will generally make a heavier stand.  Thin stainless steel is is harder to find for the average DIYer.  But if you really want to use stainless steel or even titanium, you can purchase foil or "shim" in different thicknesses from various suppliers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Standard Wire Gauge

Gauge No.

Diameter
inches

Diameter
mm

 

Gauge No.

Diameter
inches

Diameter
mm

0000

0.4600

11.68

19

0.03589

0.9116

000

0.4096

10.40

20

0.03196

0.8118

00

0.3648

9.206

21

0.02846

0.7229

0

0.3249

8.252

22

0.02535

0.6439

1

0.2803

7.348

23

0.02257

0.5733

2

0.2576

6.543

24

0.02010

0.5105

3

0.2294

5.827

25

0.01790

0.4547

4

0.2043

5.189

26

0.01594

0.4049

5

0.1819

4.620

27

0.01420

0.3607

6

0.1620

4.115

28

0.01264

0.3211

7

0.1443

3.665

29

0.01120

0.2845

8

0.1285

3.264

30

0.01003

0.2548

9

0.1144

2.906

31

0.008928

0.2268

10

0.1019

2.588

32

0.007950

0.2019

11

0.09074

2.305

33

0.007080

0.1798

12

0.08081

2.053

34

0.006305

0.1601

13

0.07196

1.828

35

0.005615

0.1426

14

0.06408

1.628

36

0.005000

0.1270

15

0.05707

1.450

37

0.004453

0.1131

16

0.05082

1.291

38

0.003965

0.1007

17

0.04526

1.150

39

0.003531

0.08969

18

0.04030

1.024

40

0.003145

0.07988

 

 

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