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    Vargo Titanium Hexagonal Wood Stove

    Hey all.

    I have purchased the above stove and have watched some reviews on YT but wondered if anyone on here has one, or has had experience with one and your thoughts on adapting it by drilling two holes in the lower part of each section for further ventilation.

    Any comments and advice much appreciated.

    Cheers.

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    This is what it looks like for those who are not aware. - Name:  images.jpg
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    I've never used or seen one before, but I can see why you would want to drill those...

    I don't see why it would cause any problems , if anything it would improve the design .

    By drilling those holes you would draw more air into the chamber thus improving the combustion and longevity of the flame.
    I'd go for it , and then , take a picture and send it to the manufacturer so they can perhaps consider it for MK2 😁

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    Thx for that Woody. Much appreciated.
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    I take it that's why you were considering the holes right?
    Lack of air intake to flames ?

    Also , Ive never drilled through titanium , but I'm guessing is as hard as a hard thing.

    So as drill bits go , the best ones I found yet are the Bosch multi bit.

    They are blue in colour and they're for multiple purpose, (wood, steel, masonry etc)
    Failing that you may need diamond tip drill bits.
    For neat (no burr or sharp edges ) drilling, start with a smaller drill bit size (eg: 3mm) all the way through...then use the size you want , from inside out and outside in ... That way you clean the edges nicely and easily. 👍

    Make sure you post results here 😊
    Last edited by Woody; 27-01-2017 at 01:53 PM.

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    Yes, exactly that. Thx again for the advice, when done I will post on here so you can see how it turned out.
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    Additionally, you should clamp each section (as you drill) to a piece of ply or wood , as a backing board so to speak ...to stop it tearing the edges ...Or you may get lots of jagged edges...

    I've never drilled titanium but I can imagine it's a right pain in the proverbial... 😊
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    Cheers Woody.
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    Been using one for a few years - mostly with meths burners, sometimes with hexi (need to place block on a raised platform inside). Not used it to burn wood.
    I find with a bit of practice you can use the door to adjust the airflow fairly easily.

    I find it really good and a very effective windshield for a meths burner

    Also find it better to put a steel pin/large paper clip through the fold on the clip that keeps the sides in place - after a bit of use the clip isn't quite as grippy and the bottom plate can disengage.
    Last edited by Peaks; 27-01-2017 at 09:29 PM.

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    Thx for responding Peaks. Advice noted. Cheers.
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