Rain cap

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Rain cap

Postby ChrisF » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:10 pm

Just got back from a quick trip this week where my U-turn stove ran steadily trying to dry out wet clothes and bodies. I was trudging through wet snow, deep mud and knee deep puddles. I'm glad I left the Big Sibling at home because it would have been too wet to run a bottomless stove in my tent. It rained the whole time I was out, and I noticed that a fair amount of rain trickled in through the chimney while the stove was not in use. Does anyone else use a rain cap? Have you tried making your own? I'm kicking myself for not spending the extra $40 on a rain cap when I could spend a couple hundred on a stove.
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Re: Rain cap

Postby kevin_t » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:11 am

Not often, but sometimes. While rain or melting snow coming down the chimney does reduce burn it is not a show stopper , just a pain
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Re: Rain cap

Postby fishhunter » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:16 pm

do you have to use a spark arrestor on the stoves in the tipis?
I have a big canvas wall tent and a large cyclinder stove that has to have a spark arrestor to keep embers from falling onto the tent fabric when the stove is really crankin.
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Re: Rain cap

Postby kevin_t » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:32 pm

fishhunter wrote:do you have to use a spark arrestor on the stoves in the tipis?
I have a big canvas wall tent and a large cyclinder stove that has to have a spark arrestor to keep embers from falling onto the tent fabric when the stove is really crankin.



We have a spark arrestor integrated into the damper. Longer pipe helps keeps embers to a minimum, however local conditions and wood vary heavily
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Re: Rain cap

Postby riverhiker » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:45 pm

I believe Kni-Co sells an end cap which has not only a spark arrestor on it but a tilt-able end so you can keep the rain out in various stove pipe positions/angles.
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Re: Rain cap

Postby riverhiker » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:45 pm

This is what I use. Hope that helps.

http://www.kni-co.com/sparkarresters.shtml

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Re: Rain cap

Postby reaper » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:22 pm

Should be easy to made :idea:
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Re: Rain cap

Postby reaper » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:25 pm

I just made one,it took 3 minutes,ultra light,take no place when is not in use.

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Re: Rain cap

Postby reaper » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:24 pm

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Re: Rain cap

Postby n2horns » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:01 pm

Ah like the DIY option.
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