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How long does it take for a Solo Stove to burn out?

How long does it take for a solo stove to burn out?

How long does it take for a Solo Stove to burn out?

Introduction

The period it takes for a Solo Stove to burn out depends on the weather conditions, the fuel source, the size of the Solo Stove, and the fire extinguishing method.

What is the meaning of a Solo Stove burn out? 

This is when the Solo Stove fire stops producing flames because nothing remains, which can burn. Besides wood, a Solo Stove can burn on denatured alcohol such as ethanol, methylated spirits, marine stove fuel, methanol, or similar fuels. Unlike wood, denatured alcohol burns out efficiently and produces no soot or smoke.

Solo Stove

6 reasons why your wood-burning Solo Stove keeps burning out

  • Using wood that's too wet to light your Solo Stove.
  • Not providing sufficient oxygen to the fire by incorrectly utilizing the air vents on the Solo Stove. 
  • Adding too little wood to the fire can cause faster burn outs. An absence of wood on which the fire can burn can cause a fire to burn out.
  • Using only softwoods as sources of your fuel for the Solo Stove. Softwoods like pine will burn quicker than hardwoods like Ash. 
  • Adding excess wood to your Solo Stove fire pit. Every wood-burning Solo Stove has a maximum fuel capacity and so a maximum heat output. Adding too much wood to the fire, especially if compacted into the fire inside a Solo Stove fire pit, can smoother your fire causing it to burn out. 
  • A damaged Solo Stove can contribute to faster burn outs. 

Methods of extinguishing a wood-burning Solo Stove fire pit

Before extinguishing a Solo Stove fire pit, you must follow the manufacturer's instructions to uphold safety. Here below are some of the commonly used methods in extinguishing a Solo Stove fire pit; 

  • Leave the fire to die on its own. To do this, stop adding wood or other flammables to the Solo Stove fire. A well-seasoned log based on the type of wood will burn for about one to three hours. When the fire has been reduced to primarily coals, use a pair of fire tongs or a shovel to spread the embers around the Solo Stove pit. Do this to allow oxygen into all the coals and speed up the burn out.
  • Suffocate the fire inside your Solo Stove fire pit. This is a safe method that you can use to let the fire die on its own. Doing this eliminates air from reaching the fire in the Solo Stove and thus suffocating it. Your Solo Stove fire pit may come with a lid meant for suffocating the fire. Otherwise, you'll need to utilize a trash can lid, a grill lid, or a custom-made lid to help you.

Solo Stove Lids

Solo Stove Lids

  • Cover your fire to block air from reaching it completely. Note that a fire pit designed with additional holes may take long to facilitate burn out, especially if you can't cover those holes. Even after the fire in the Solo Stove burns out, the fire pit will still be hot for many hours, and the lid will be hot to the touch.
  • Ensure that children and pets don't contact the lid or other fire pit parts as you leave the    Solo Stove to cool down for several hours.
  • Use sand or dry dirt. Extinguishing your Solo Stove using sand or dry dirt is best to use if you are camping. When using this method, shovel the sand or dirt on top of the fire until fully covered. Ensure that no fuel sources surround your Solo Stove since this will require more time for the fire to burn out thoroughly.

Solo Stove Smokeless Fire Pit

How to best extinguish an alcohol Solo Stove

You ought to follow the instructions from the manufacturer of your alcohol stove before putting out any fire.

Extinguishing an alcohol-burning Solo Stove is best done by snuffing it out. The absence of oxygen will cause the flame to be dimmish, and you won't smell like gasoline, especially if your Solo Stove is burning using denatured alcohol.

It is safer to use denatured alcohol than other types of backpacking fuel since it won't flare up into an explosive fireball. Besides, a significant percentage of denatured alcohol is an environmentally friendly fuel whose creation and packaging don't contain toxic by-products.

Tips you should follow when extinguishing a Solo Stove fire

  • Prepare for the camp night ahead of time. Ensure that you prepare a large bucket of water or a water tub standby. Have a coal shovel and fire tongs nearby your Solo Stove. 
  • Keep the right supplies on hand. Your safety should be the main priority. Base your Solo Stove fire pit in the right location away from any overhanging vegetation, dry fuel sources, pets, and children access. Have a fire extinguisher nearby or a bucket of water for emergencies.
  • There is a chance that a fire spark can fly in the wind and initiate a fire elsewhere. So, it   would help if you used a spark screen to block embers from coming out of the Solo Stove    fire pit. If you anticipate moving your Solo Stove fire pit after using it, especially in the    rainy season, take some heat-resistant mitts or thick oven mitts to protect your skin from burning.
  • Listen to the sound from the fire inside the Solo Stove. If you are using water to extinguish the fire, ensure that you listen to the sounds coming from your fire. You'll hear sizzling noises from the embers on the first contact with water. Continue pouring water until you put out any remaining visible embers, and you can no longer hear any more sizzling sounds.
  • Never blow out an alcohol-based flame because it can tamper with the alcohol and result in a fire.
  • Throwing water to extinguish an alcohol fire may work for you since the alcohol will absorb the water and become inert. However, the water will unpredictably spread the flame for some time until the fire burns out.

Conclusion

The period necessary for a Solo Stove to burn out varies due to different reasons inside and around the Solo Stove. 

Different Solo Stoves that are Available Now

Solo Stove

Solo Stove Ranger

Solo Stove Bonfire

Solo Stove Yukon

Proper Accessories for your Solo Stove

Note - It is recommended that you use only official Solo Stove accessories not only for compatibility, but safety as well

Solo Stove Accessories

Solo Stove Stands

Solo Stove Shield

Solo Stove Lid

Solo Stove Shelter (Cover)

 

How long does it take for a Solo Stove to burn out?

Introduction

The period it takes for a Solo Stove to burn out depends on the weather conditions, the fuel source, the size of the Solo Stove, and the fire extinguishing method.

What is the meaning of a Solo Stove burn out? 

This is when the Solo Stove fire stops producing flames because nothing remains, which can burn. Besides wood, a Solo Stove can burn on denatured alcohol such as ethanol, methylated spirits, marine stove fuel, methanol, or similar fuels. Unlike wood, denatured alcohol burns out efficiently and produces no soot or smoke.

Solo Stove

6 reasons why your wood-burning Solo Stove keeps burning out

  • Using wood that's too wet to light your Solo Stove.
  • Not providing sufficient oxygen to the fire by incorrectly utilizing the air vents on the Solo Stove. 
  • Adding too little wood to the fire can cause faster burn outs. An absence of wood on which the fire can burn can cause a fire to burn out.
  • Using only softwoods as sources of your fuel for the Solo Stove. Softwoods like pine will burn quicker than hardwoods like Ash. 
  • Adding excess wood to your Solo Stove fire pit. Every wood-burning Solo Stove has a maximum fuel capacity and so a maximum heat output. Adding too much wood to the fire, especially if compacted into the fire inside a Solo Stove fire pit, can smoother your fire causing it to burn out. 
  • A damaged Solo Stove can contribute to faster burn outs. 

Methods of extinguishing a wood-burning Solo Stove fire pit

Before extinguishing a Solo Stove fire pit, you must follow the manufacturer's instructions to uphold safety. Here below are some of the commonly used methods in extinguishing a Solo Stove fire pit; 

  • Leave the fire to die on its own. To do this, stop adding wood or other flammables to the Solo Stove fire. A well-seasoned log based on the type of wood will burn for about one to three hours. When the fire has been reduced to primarily coals, use a pair of fire tongs or a shovel to spread the embers around the Solo Stove pit. Do this to allow oxygen into all the coals and speed up the burn out.
  • Suffocate the fire inside your Solo Stove fire pit. This is a safe method that you can use to let the fire die on its own. Doing this eliminates air from reaching the fire in the Solo Stove and thus suffocating it. Your Solo Stove fire pit may come with a lid meant for suffocating the fire. Otherwise, you'll need to utilize a trash can lid, a grill lid, or a custom-made lid to help you.

Solo Stove Lids

Solo Stove Lids

  • Cover your fire to block air from reaching it completely. Note that a fire pit designed with additional holes may take long to facilitate burn out, especially if you can't cover those holes. Even after the fire in the Solo Stove burns out, the fire pit will still be hot for many hours, and the lid will be hot to the touch.
  • Ensure that children and pets don't contact the lid or other fire pit parts as you leave the    Solo Stove to cool down for several hours.
  • Use sand or dry dirt. Extinguishing your Solo Stove using sand or dry dirt is best to use if you are camping. When using this method, shovel the sand or dirt on top of the fire until fully covered. Ensure that no fuel sources surround your Solo Stove since this will require more time for the fire to burn out thoroughly.

Solo Stove Smokeless Fire Pit

How to best extinguish an alcohol Solo Stove

You ought to follow the instructions from the manufacturer of your alcohol stove before putting out any fire.

Extinguishing an alcohol-burning Solo Stove is best done by snuffing it out. The absence of oxygen will cause the flame to be dimmish, and you won't smell like gasoline, especially if your Solo Stove is burning using denatured alcohol.

It is safer to use denatured alcohol than other types of backpacking fuel since it won't flare up into an explosive fireball. Besides, a significant percentage of denatured alcohol is an environmentally friendly fuel whose creation and packaging don't contain toxic by-products.

Tips you should follow when extinguishing a Solo Stove fire

  • Prepare for the camp night ahead of time. Ensure that you prepare a large bucket of water or a water tub standby. Have a coal shovel and fire tongs nearby your Solo Stove. 
  • Keep the right supplies on hand. Your safety should be the main priority. Base your Solo Stove fire pit in the right location away from any overhanging vegetation, dry fuel sources, pets, and children access. Have a fire extinguisher nearby or a bucket of water for emergencies.
  • There is a chance that a fire spark can fly in the wind and initiate a fire elsewhere. So, it   would help if you used a spark screen to block embers from coming out of the Solo Stove    fire pit. If you anticipate moving your Solo Stove fire pit after using it, especially in the    rainy season, take some heat-resistant mitts or thick oven mitts to protect your skin from burning.
  • Listen to the sound from the fire inside the Solo Stove. If you are using water to extinguish the fire, ensure that you listen to the sounds coming from your fire. You'll hear sizzling noises from the embers on the first contact with water. Continue pouring water until you put out any remaining visible embers, and you can no longer hear any more sizzling sounds.
  • Never blow out an alcohol-based flame because it can tamper with the alcohol and result in a fire.
  • Throwing water to extinguish an alcohol fire may work for you since the alcohol will absorb the water and become inert. However, the water will unpredictably spread the flame for some time until the fire burns out.

Conclusion

The period necessary for a Solo Stove to burn out varies due to different reasons inside and around the Solo Stove. 

Different Solo Stoves that are Available Now

Solo Stove

Solo Stove Ranger

Solo Stove Bonfire

Solo Stove Yukon

Proper Accessories for your Solo Stove

Note - It is recommended that you use only official Solo Stove accessories not only for compatibility, but safety as well

Solo Stove Accessories

Solo Stove Stands

Solo Stove Shield

Solo Stove Lid

Solo Stove Shelter (Cover)

 

Colt H

Colt H

About the Author - Colt is a USAF Veteran, Husband, Animal Lover, and an enthusiast for Grills, Firepits, & Fireplaces. He truly believes home is what you make it. He has dedicated himself to helping others experience lasting memories throughout their lives.

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