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Emorr123
I made a windscreen for my A40 500 stove. I tried to copy the design of the one on the Military stove in the book. Thanks for looking!
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1hpycmpr
Nice work, Eric!  I made some for mine and I noticed my valve knob getting too hot because I had my screens too close together behind the knob.  I believe the heat was being forced out the narrow opening and hitting the back of the knob.  I ended up trimming them back and it helped a lot.  Just something to look out for when you run the stove.
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atomicbee
yes nice job Eric,Did you make the bolt clips or buy them?
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Emorr123
@1hpycmpr on my 500A I have a much bigger gap and the knob still gets really hot! So I made this one to look more like the Military version...I'm thinking maybe the screen will block more of the heat? I'll see when I test fire it.

@atomicbee i purchased them at the hardware store...throttle cable clamps.
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Tigerfans2
What if you made it a 2/3's screen leaving it open by the bunsen?
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JimL
I would definitely open it up on the valve side to get air flow there.  On mine, I also opened one side by the bunsen.  I find this setup to work well.  Here's the thread with pics.

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/500-wind-screens-again-10145773?pid=1308964436

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Vegastrapper
Nice job!
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Rfieldbuilds
You know, I’d love a couple of these. I wouldn’t even be surprised if Cigar Mike would buy a few if someone made a bunch for sale on OCP, and if the price was right. 
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atomicbee
I 'am going to make one but I using some thin cardboard as a template, Jim is that .030 thick stainless steel?
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JimL
>>...Jim is that .030 thick stainless steel?

Bill,

Eric's look like steel.  Mine was made from scrap copper roof flashing, but I don't know the thickness.  Don't be put off of making them as it's really quite simple.  The 500 is seems almost useless when it's breezy out, but is fully functional with the windscreens.  I just wish I knew what those clips were called when I made mine.  Since I didn't know and couldn't find them, I made my own.  When you make them, leave a gap at the top like Eric did, so you don't get to much heat buildup.

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Emorr123
These were made with a thick sheet aluminum.
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pagrey
I have windscreens on mine. Some observations with a few years of use. With a large pot that fits the screen you might overheat the generator and the flame will detach from the burner. No big deal but it happens.  The flame starts to travel out and around what you are heating. I've also melted aluminum screens. Not a big deal either but the stove definitely gets hot enough to melt aluminum screens. All my screens have holes around the entire perimeter, it doesn't really help to vent the heat or increase airflow enough to prevent overheating. I think these screens were really designed for really cold weather, conditions most of us don't really ever see.
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ZRE2009
Looks good to me! Very nice job
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MrAlexxx
Well done! I made one for my user 500. Makes all the difference. 


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Chucker
Yours looks sturdier than mine. I used aluminum flashing and these clips with hex head/slotted screws:
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image courtesy of fliptops.net
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Northman49
Don't need no windscreen.....
wind proof.jpg 
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Chucker
Right, and apparently it "can be filled while lighted" too. HA!
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Gunhippie
I made mine from 20 ga. 316L stainless. I left a pretty good gap around the valve and have no problem with the valve overheating.

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I made the clips from some stainless banding. The cell phone is being used to measure the boil time w/windscreens vs. without. I don't recall the numbers, but it was significant.

The 500/A burner is windproof. I've never had one blow out. However, the slightest breeze blow the heat away before it gets to the pot or pan I'm trying to heat. The windscreens make all the difference when cooking outside. Combined with my big windscreen that goes around both stove and pot/pan, it's a joy to cook on these.

Paul: I've had the flame separate from the burner a few times, but it has been due to over-pressurizing the stove. I've learned to start with only about 10 strokes, then gradually increase the pressure after the burner has fully heated up. Seems my 500 is more sensitive to this than my 500A.

Oh, yeah: Here's the time to roiling boil without the windscreen, in a very calm shop:

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Pretty big difference, even in an informal test like this.
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JimL
Chucker wrote:
Right, and apparently it "can be filled while lighted" too. HA!


I cannot believe someone published that!   I guess Coleman wasn't given the opportunity to proofread that ad.

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Emorr123
I can't even fill mine without spilling when it's not "lighted"!
i wanted to use SS but all I could find was a thicker gauge aluminum
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Gunhippie
I made these back at the beginning of July and have used the stove a fair amount. The windscreens haven't discolored at all, and the SS is a great match for the VHT silver of the burner.

I still need to get my plasma cutter fixed so I can make more.
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Chucker
I'd buy a couple pair from you Timm. You need quick side money stashed for winter? There you go. 
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JimL

>>The 500/A burner is windproof. I've never had one blow out. However, the slightest breeze blow the heat away before it gets to the pot or pan I'm trying to heat.

This is why I made wind screens for mine.  It seemed that with the slightest breeze, the stove was virtually useless.  I have noticed that on a very hot day with little to no breeze, this stove will get hot with the wind screens on, but nothing like the 502 after extended cooking.

>>I've had the flame separate from the burner a few times, but it has been due to over-pressurizing the stove. I've learned to start with only about 10 strokes, then gradually increase the pressure after the burner has fully heated up.

Same experience here.  Too much pressure at startup and the flame moves away from the burner.  I let it run a few minutes with low pressure and then then pump it up and it runs fine.

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Gunhippie
Chuck--I haven't forgotten! I just need to find the time to run my plasma cutter into Boise, ID--a five-hour drive each way.
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diablo45
Emorr123 wrote:
I can't even fill mine without spilling when it's not "lighted"!
i wanted to use SS but all I could find was a thicker gauge aluminum

 Aluminum works well, these were made from .063 alum(16ga).  
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Emorr123
Those look great @diablo45 
I think the aluminum I used is close to that thickness...maybe .060?
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outlawmws
Another "must make" project!  I like the copper idea - easy to cut and shape!
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Emorr123
Here are my copper ones on the 1/56 500A
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