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Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby mikeschn » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:06 am

I just got these from Paul this morning...

Not only has Paul been working on a Pod which can be build with only 2 sheets of coroplast, he's also been working on a heater/stove/lantern which gets fresh air from outside, and vents the co and soot to the outside! Very nice!

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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby mikeschn » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:23 pm

As far as I know there are no baffles or other tricks going on in the can. I'll see if I can get some more info out of Paul.

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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby 123jay » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:35 pm

Any picture of the little car sorry if off post
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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby mikeschn » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:39 pm

This looks like the one!

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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby working on it » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:01 pm

Though I haven't used a Coleman lantern since the '70s, and haven't even lit the Northstar dual-fuel I've had for 9 months...I seem to remember being told not to use it in an enclosed room. But, if enclosed in Elkins' device
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it would be safe to use and furnish both heat and light, in the trailer or sleep-pod. right? or wrong?
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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby mikeschn » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:03 pm

If you can enclose your lamp in Paul's enclosure, and not overheat anything in the nearby vicinity, you should be good to go. Someone let me know if I am missing something.

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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby working on it » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:25 pm

mikeschn wrote:If you can enclose your lamp in Paul's enclosure, and not overheat anything in the nearby vicinity, you should be good to go. Someone let me know if I am missing something.

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Just a "what if?" question. I've no idea whether it's feasible to do so, how many BTU's of heat are generated, or what materials would be required for safety. It just seemed possible with modifications. My all-plywood 4x8 just wouldn't be big enough for the heat and light given off, but it might work for a metal-walled cargo or canned ham or standy.
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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby Miriam C. » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:29 am

I like this...both the shelter and the heat. Y'all be sure to get the pipe that is for heated use.
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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby Weirdnerd » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:52 pm

Normally in early spring and late fall I use a UCO Candlelier in my teardrop, not cold enough to use the catalytic heater, but cold enough (at least for me) to be uncomfortable, for deep winter I use an alpaca wool blanket, which is as warm as a reindeer skin blanket and the coleman pro cat, remember always to leave the top vent fully open to prevent CO2 poisoning.

The candlelier has three candles that last around 9 hours each, you can light one, two or three depending on the heat level you want, it has the added benefit to dry the air, and minimizes moisture build up in the teardrop. I use it between 20 degrees and 40 degrees, if it goes below 20 I use the catalytic heater, it ( Coleman pro cat) has kept me warm down to -10f, and I am sure it will work if I ever go camping in colder weather than that.

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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby mikeschn » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:21 am

Here's a youtube of Paul's latest design...



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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby RAYVILLIAN » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:48 am

I like this design, I always thought that you don't need 4 ft of height where your feet are and with this design it has less cubic foot of air to heat. The end of the video reminds me of me. If I could spend less time looking for the tape measure, screw driver, hammer, etc., I might get more done. Darn stuff hides more than it use to.

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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby mezmo » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:05 am

I think it might be better to keep the walls 'full height',
where it shows as very low, and put in a couple of different
depth shelves or divide the over-space in half and have one side
the 'full' height and do two shelves on the other side. Some storage
or a place to put whatever possessions there might be up off
the floor and out of the sitting/sleeping area would be beneficial.
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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby logman7777 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:22 pm

Always admired Paul's designs and ideas.. :thumbsup:
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Re: Paul Elkins just came up with a new design

Postby tony.latham » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:28 pm

Don't forget that CO2 is 1.5 times heavier than air.
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