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1 From Willie to Richard: A Family of Tincanium Stoves Paul S. Anderson, PhD (“Dr. TLUD”) and Hugh McLaughlin, PhD, PE A presentation at the ETHOS 2010 Conference, Seattle, Washington, 29 January 2010

2 “Tincanium” refers to the use of tin cans to construct something. Coined by Tom Reed (and maybe others) Alternative and related materials include: –Bucketanium -- Pailonium –Barrelonium -- Ductworkium –Obtainium (whatever you can find; usually refers to metal) (not to be confused with “unobtainium” that is mined on the moon Pandora in the Avatar film.) Not all TLUDs are from tincanium and not all tincanium stoves are TLUDs (Top-Lit UpDraft).

3 Tincanology is the broad science focused on the utilization of Tinacanium and related materials. Tincanologists are those who specialize within this scientific discipline and believe it is important. No Tincanologists have graduated from accredited programs in Tincanology However, many bums, hobos and some Stovers seem skilled in the discipline and continue to amaze the rest of the world with their ingenuity. Many refuge camp designs are based on this construction method and can represent a significant improvement for people in times of real hardship.

4 Richard: A 10-can Tin Can Stove This tincanium patriarch was created by Richard Boyt of Neosho, Missouri, USA in the 1990s. Richard’s “Ten-can stove” uses many different sizes. Our Tincanium family does not go higher than “10” cans. But maybe someday…?

5 “Willie One-can” and the Stove Factory Made from a single tin can. These three are TLUDs. Also with 1-can are the “Buddy Burners” of wax and cardboard used by Girl Scouts. Riser for natural draft. Concentrator disk sits on indented metal of the top of the secondary air holes (red arrows). Fuel chamber has holes in the bottom for primary air, therefore this “Willie” is raised on nails or small rods.

6 Toucan ™ Stoves: Yes, they are made of two cans. The trademark name for Hugh McLaughlin’s designs of homemade tincanium TLUDs. –Some of his designs have more or fewer tin cans. Hugh can barely count past one on a good day … –Others people’s stoves may be from 2 cans, but they are not genuine Toucan stoves. –Complete instructions on the Web: 1g-toucan-tlud-biochar-jan-2010

7 “Freakin” 3-can Stoves There are many stove designs with three tin cans. Here is the “refugee” version of the Champion TLUD. andersontludconstruction

8 “Nono” 9-can Stoves “Nono” in Portuguese means “nineth” but looks like a double “no.” “Nine” in German means “No.” No specific tincanium stove with 9 cans has been actively promoted. There certainly can be “nine-can” stoves, but they are unknown.

9 “Octo-stoves” with 8 Cans Similar to the “Nono” can stoves, the “Octo-stoves” await some creativity by tincanium Stovers. A Do-It-Yourself kit is available in your pantry or local re-cycle bins: 1-Tomato paste 8-Popcorn tins & buckets 2-Tuna fish & cat food 4-Juices & ravioli & spray paint 5-Coffee & #10 tins 3-Soups & vegetables 6-Paint (1-gallon)7-Rectangular

10 “Septic-can” 7-can Stoves “Septic” could be a misspelling of “septem” meaning seven in Latin. We suspect that the septic-can stoves have something to do with either clean combustion or clean colons. Or possibly the “Septi-can stove” is a misspelling of “Pepsi-can stove,” but that one is constructed from only one can, burns alcohol, and is of aluminum. (Therefore it cannot be “tin” canium.)

11 “Sex-tican” 6-can Stoves Known to be made cooperatively by two consenting adults. The fire is usually within and may be necessary to get things “cooking”. Self-extinguishing …….. Click here to receive information in a plain-paper envelope. Sorry, we will not be discussing these “Sex-tican” stoves with such cultured people as yourselves.

12 “Penta-can” 5-can Stoves There are numerous cook stove designs that use five tin cans. However, because of their military significance: –All “penta-can” stove designs are classified. –If we told you about them, we would need to send you to Guantanamo for the duration of the struggle against indoor air pollution (IAP).

13 Voldemort: The Most Awesome Tincanium Stove Constructed from four metal containers. Called “Voldy” for short, and suspected to be a TLUD. Has awesome attributes: –Long life (some say it has seven lives). –Wide-spread (even able to enter Hogwarts School) –Metal sides that are respected by “Potters.” –Clean burning (does not need an invisibility cloak on emissions) –Has many followers, and is spreading around the world. This is the stove “that must not be named.” Your mother told you not to call them “four-can-stoves”….

14 A Family of Tincanium Stoves 1. Willie 2. Toucan 3. Freakin’ 4. Voldemort 5. Penta-can 6. Sex-tican 7. Septic-can 8. Octo-can 9. Nono-can 10. Richard This family certainly has many close tincanium relatives in all parts of the World. Also, we recognize the importance of all the families of stoves, including those featuring mud, clay, brick, sheet- metal, cast-iron, and the “Muggles” of mixed heritage.


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