Eco-Billy ??

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Any hints on using the Eco-Billy?? I got one a while back, and 'fired' it up over the weekend. The smoke blanketed the neighbour hood, and I was half expecting the RFS to arrive on scene. The five minute boil took about 1/4 hour !!
It's only a '2 cup' job. Can it be used with a metho burner- like in the Trangia set??

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Reply By: Vince NSW - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 17:03

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 17:03
David
I think you used too much Diesel to get it going. Try petrol next time. lol

I have not used mine for quite a few years, but from my fading memory, I just used very small twigs and kept feeding them in. Worked well. As for the metho burner, why not give it a go.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 18:22

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 18:22
What, like this???
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No I don't have a solution!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 18:25

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 18:25
$hit Phil good for keeping the mozzies away :-)
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 19:37

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 19:37
You have to be happy with the convection pushing the smoke up. Judging from he surrounds the wood should not have been wet.
Did it clear or stay smoky.
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 19:41

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 19:41
Yup Phil- that's about the same result I got !!!!!



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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 20:17

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 20:17
Can't imagine you'd get any carbon credits for the EcoBilly :-))

That was somewhere out in the Great Vic desert, and it happened every morning tea time - I thought it was pretty funny.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008 at 11:54

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008 at 11:54
I believe a common nick-name for these things is "Smokin' Joe"...

Not hard to see why.............................

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Reply By: Member - Kenneth Trevor B (QLD - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 19:21

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 19:21
must have been the timber just leaves or small sticks good in a couple of sec
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 19:52

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 19:52
Another Kiwi invention smuggled across the ditch by the possum huggers !

That smoke don't look like a boy scout fire :-))
As already mentioned you only use very small twigs.

Try doing a Google search on any of the following;

Benghazi Boiler
Thermette
Storm Kettle

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Reply By: Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 20:16

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 20:16
Dont tell the government they will charge you a carbon tax.

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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 20:59

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 20:59
Yes, that looks like an eco billy. Mine does the same thing . even when using tinder dry twigs. I have started using metho, in a small stainless steel cup that I found somewhere in the shed. Burns cleaner, but takes a bit longer.

I think I will stick to a single burner on top of the gas bottle in the future, though. I'm not chasing carbon credits.

The eco billy will end up on the pile of "camping stuff I bought but don't need" garage sale which is coming up soon.

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Reply By: REV'S - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 21:08

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 21:08
Hey Signman,
Best way to get the thing going try placing the billy in your tent zip the door closed, stack plenty of green leaves and twig's use a fire lighter and Bobs your uncle. This way the smoke will be contained and you will get what your after in no time flat including the RFS.
Good luck ha!! ha!! up in smoke Eco-Billy and all.....
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008 at 14:52

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008 at 14:52
Yea- that's really constructive input....NOT !! Smart Ar$e

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Follow Up By: REV'S - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008 at 21:01

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008 at 21:01
Your pretty good at dishing it out to others!!!!!
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Reply By: Jimbo (WA) - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 21:15

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 21:15
I modified mine (bush kettle, not eco-billy) by drilling some extra holes 270 degrees around the base. It smokes a bit, but not too bad if you use small sticks / spinifex etc and constantly feed it to keep the flame hot.


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Reply By: Member - Scoof (SA) - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 21:17

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 21:17
Thats not smoke it's steam. It boils real quick. LOL

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Reply By: Member - Porl - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 21:43

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 21:43
I used to use my Bush kettle when camping on the beach, unfortunately after half a carton I'd end up walking in the spot it boiled over as it was not the fire pit, a lot of pain and screaming. And if I made sure the fire was out after a boil I'd end up using too much water. So it's in my "camping and other stuff" pile for when the sky falls in and we have no more electricity ...
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 22:43

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2008 at 22:43
Works good on top of a gas stove:-))

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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008 at 14:27

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008 at 14:27
Chuck it to the $hithouse and have a beer instead! LOL
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