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Old 07-10-2013, 11:02 PM
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Homemade heat exchangers - beyond the MSR

I have an MSR heat exchanger. I don't happen to have MSR stoves or pots, I just found the heat exchanger on clearance somewhere, and bought it because it was "the right thing to do." (Moral arguments for buying things are always wonderful, if specious...)

I bought it to increase the efficiency of my Coleman Xtreme in snow. (Melting snow to make water takes up an awful lot of fuel, so this is a welcome help.) I use a GSI pot of smaller diameter than anything MSR makes, s NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 07-11-2013, 12:26 AM
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I'd be interested in seeing some photos of your setup with the heat exchanger, if it's not too much NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:03 PM
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This is going to get a little long. It introduces the idea that fuel efficiency and stove heating ef NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:41 PM
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The melting point of Aluminum is 1220 degrees Celsius.

Propane burns at somewhere near NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:31 AM
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After the fact, I saw those numbers too. I will say I did some measurements during the experiment. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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