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Cool way for starting a rocket.  RSS feed

 
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Hi everybody.

Well, my portable rocket stove isn't the easiest to start up. I have inverted draft being in the bassement.  But i've found an ace way to start the draft.  Throw 10 15cl of burning alchool (methylated spirit, clear spirit, aquavit or whatever containing methylic or ethylic alcool)  Push the fumes with a blow drier of in my case, compressed air, set light with a match. Shove wood which has the ends wet with alcool in the feed tube. Works ace, less than a minute to start it.
 
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Sounds like a winner.

I like to make things burn faster, I hate waiting.

I have used alcohol to start charcoal before, next time I am taking the hairdryer.
 
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Hi Shawn, actualy i did it again last night, still with compressed air. I haven't tried the hair drier, but it needs a bit of a push to reverse the flame in mine. And use alcohol scarcely. I mean be carefull, as with everything which works well, it can be dangerous.
 
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