Tuesday, November 19, 2013

wall to wall carpet

Following the instructions that came with the incubator...today I stop turning the eggs, fill the water reservoir all the way to add humidity, and lay down some paper towel so the chicks will have slip-free footing.  Is it still called wall to wall carpet if the room is round?  I don't have my hopes up too high and will actually be quite surprised if something hatches in the next couple of days...otherwise I will have 7 very nasty - slightly warmed eggs.

A facebook friend posted a link to this video for a beer can alcohol stove.  http://vimeo.com/64726512  Did an experiment today and it really (kinda) works.  I only had isopropyl (70%) alcohol for the test and it calls for alcohol that is a bit more concentrated.  Found lots of other versions of this stove and I might have to try a few of them.  66,82,44,0,B,.14

7 comments:

Chris Miller said...

Made one of those myself today and only had hand sanitizer, R&R and Patron Tequila. None were good enough to keep it going. Might have to try some HEET or denatured alcohol.

Lloyd Chapman said...

Made a similar stove from a Dollar Store water bottle for a camping trip to Chaco Canyon. Carried on plane in checked baggage as it hadn't been used. Burned about 10 minutes and quickly boiled water. Cheap, disposable and recyclable.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I hope you will be passing out cigars tomorrow.

Dennis M said...

Heet works best

AZ Steve said...

Why not just use a small tin of Sterno? It;s not like everyone has access to 90% alcohol out on the streets....and if those persons did, they wouldn't be using it for cooking!
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Sterno-Portable-Folding-Stove/1339363.uts?productVariantId=3062603&WT.tsrc=CSE&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=03339383&rid=40&channel=GoogleBaseUSA&mr:trackingCode=8D622FC4-6BB6-E111-8DC4-001B21631C34&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=30640534151&mr:keyword&mr:match&mr:filter=58017909191&gclid=CMfhvJj887oCFZNgfgodr2MAbQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

Much more efficient!

Dennis M said...

First time I've seen this one. I like this design based on the jet design and am going to make one.
It differs from the usual stove that has multiple jet holes instead of the indentations.

April Greenwood said...

any news on the chicks?