Anyone tried this ?

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Reply By: Member - Wayne M (WA) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 21:25

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 21:25
Hi,
I have built myself one but not used it in anger yet (2 weeks time) but mine can heat 4 litres of water to a temp that I can't put my pinky in, in under an hour. I'll give further details when we return from holidays.
regards, Wayne
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 21:39

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 21:39
No good after sunset....LOL
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 21:41

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 21:41
yes many years ago I built a prototype with limited success. It was good enough to heat my stew.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 21:44

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 21:44
lol..just had a look at the link. Mine was different being made from two cardboard boxes some tin foil and packed with newspaper between the boxes. Plently of info on the web on solar ovens.
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Reply By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 01:18

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 01:18
yeah, something I remember doing when I was 6!!!

Didnt use it to heat water, but more for heating food.

Think Ill stick to gas LOL
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Reply By: dingbat - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 08:41

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 08:41
No, but we have cooked chops and snags(wrapped in foil) on manifold while travelling--works best on straight 6 or Buick 8 motors.
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 08:49

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 08:49
Did u time yourselfves to stop and turn them over at certain intervals mate?
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:02

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:02
Dang, those latest straight 6 falcon motors have a heat sheild over the ex manifold, any suggestions because the RTV ute would be an ideal outback tourer. Maybe just buy one of those little 12 volt ovens from DSE.
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Follow Up By: dingbat - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 14:07

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 14:07
Maybe the heat shield gets hot enough to fry eggs, cook pancakes etc
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Reply By: dingbat - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:01

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:01
Yep--I think the snags took about 30-45mins and the chops and spuds a bit longer. It was a while ago--cant even see the exhaust manifolds in most cars now.
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