Supplies and Tools Needed for Alcohol Stove Construction
Supplies and Parts Needed for Pressurizing
There are several ways to pressurize a stove and the following list some of the common hardware used. See Pressurized Jet Stove Construction for more information.
#8 aluminum threaded rivet - best choice if you have the right tools (Thread-Setter Kit, Rivet Nut and Thread-sert tool kit, Threaded Rivet Insert Kit, etc). See Special Tools.
a drywall anchor can will work if you are willing to fiddle with it and shim the inside of your stove. This option is not recomended.
3/16" Aluminum screw post or a T Nut with Brad holes- insert post through top of stove and epoxy
Pronged "T" nut - can be carefully pierced into the top of a stove with the blades bent over and sealed with epoxy.
#8 stainless, titanium, aluminum or brass nut can be epoxied to the inside (or outside for easier replacement) of your stove. Ensure that the nut and stove surfaces are well scuffed and clean prior to expoxing.
nothing - if you use a #8 X 1/2" sheet metal screw
Nonthreaded nonflammable items such nails, clevis pins, pebbles, marbles and coins may be used to create a loose seal. Avoid zinc coins such as US pennies.
Note - avoid regular steel or iron, as it will rust and cause problems later
#8 aluminum bolt found in "storm door panel clips" kit from hardware store (take a magnet with you to the store to test the fasteners, as some are steel - even if it says aluminum on the package). If you use these with an aluminum nut or rivet, you may need to rethread these or at least run them through a steel nut several times (especially the ones from the package on the right which have stamped threads). The fasteners that come with this set can also be trimmed down and epoxied to your can if you like.
aluminum or titanium bolt from bicycle or specialty shop. this is a good options if you want something lighter than steel and better quality than stamped aluminum.
#8 screws, bolts, knurled head thumb screws, Flat-Head Wing Screws, Oval Thumb Screw, etc. Stainless steel is very durable and will give you the least amount of trouble, but aluminum is very light and strong enough for this application. Titanium is lighter than steel and much stronger than aluminum.
Try mcmaster.com if you can't find what you want locally or on the web
#8 X 1/2" sheet metal screw - this option will create a minor pressure leak in your stove
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