Handwarmers and rebuild items
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Rebuilding a Jon-e Giant Handwarmer and regulating the temperature
Platinum Catalyst Pad
1.25 sq inch (1.25"x1", no springs, yield: 2 regular spring refills). Each price increment adds one one pad to your order, EG: $14.93 means you are ordering 3 pads. Catalyst: Do not breath dust from particles, wash hands after handling. How much catalyst you place in a spring is a subjective preference. In a large spring such as an S-Boston or Jon-e GI, one and one half pads can be used to fill the 135 spring, and two can be used to fill the 165 spring. In a Zippo a half pad is recommended to achieve temps around 135F, but some users will use 2/3 of a pad to get more heat. Recommendations made in previous videos may be superseded by newer video tutorials.
Platinum Catalyst, approx 11.25 sq in. (rebuild approx 17 catalyst heads). Catalyst: Do not breath dust from particles, wash hands after handling. How much catalyst you place in a spring is a subjective preference. In a large spring such as an S-Boston or Jon-e GI, pad size of 1.5x1.5" can be used to fill the 135 spring, and 1.5x2" the 165 spring. In a Zippo a pad size of 1.25x0.5" is recommended, but some users will use 1.25x.75" to get more heat. (Recommendations made in previous videos may be superseded by newer video tutorials made during S04.)
Platinum Catalyst, approx 16 sq in. (rebuild approx 24 catalyst heads). Catalyst: Do not breath dust from particles, wash hands after handling. How much catalyst you place in a spring is a subjective preference. In a large spring such as an S-Boston or Jon-e GI, pad size of 1.5x1.5" can be used to fill the 135 spring, and 1.5x2" the 165 spring. In a Zippo a pad size of 1.25x0.5" is recommended, but some users will use 1.25x.75" to get more heat. (Recommendations made in previous videos may be superseded by newer video tutorials made during S04.)
Spring size: 9x35mm. These springs are a universal fit for all regular standard sized liquid fuel handwarmers that can accept a spring that is 9mm in diameter, which include the Jon-e, Peacock, Zippo, Whitby, Phoenix, and offshore clones such as Butterfly, etc. Non standard handwarmers such as Joe-Giant and 'GI, and S-Boston use a different size which are also available below. These springs can be stuffed with catalyst to rebuild old handwarmer catalyst heads. All springs are stainless, with a 35mm length snug fit (to ensure it stays in place ) while the minimum amount of coil compression allows the maximum amount of fumes to reach the catalyst: to promote optimum exothermic reaction. Each price increment adds one spring, EG: $2.43 means you are ordering 3 springs. How much catalyst you place in a spring is a subjective preference. In a large spring such as an S-Boston or Jon-e GI, one pad sized 1"x1.25"can be used to fill the spring. In a Zippo a half pad is recommended for nominal temp's of 135F, but some users will use 2/3 of a pad to get temp's up to 165F. As time has gone by our knowledge has increased, so recommendations made in previous videos may be superseded by newer video tutorials. Please refer to our Youtube channel for more information on stuffing springs with catalyst. Warning: Ordering a total of more than 6 springs of any kind for Letterpost orders will bump the order up to small packet rate.
145F Spring Jon-e GI
Large spring 10mm in diameter that fits one full catalyst pad for large Jon-e handwarmer, which achieves temps of about 145F. Warning: Ordering a total of more than 6 springs of any kind for Letterpost orders will bump the order up to small packet rate.
165F Spring Jon-e GI
Large spring 12mm in diameter that fits 1 1/2 - 1 2/3 full catalyst pad for large Jon-e handwarmer, which achieves temps of about 165F. This spring is larger than the one above. Warning: Ordering a total of more than 6 springs of any kind for Letterpost orders will bump the order up to small packet rate.
At 25mm long and 11mm diameter, this is a short fat spring used for replacing catalyst in S-Boston or Red Star handwarmer heads, recommended: 1 catalyst pad to achieve max temps of 165F. Warning: Ordering a total of more than 6 springs of any kind for Letterpost orders will bump the order up to small packet rate.
S.S. Catalyst Insertion Tweezers
Platinum catalyst material is very fragile and easy to damage. The most common way it gets damaged is when it is being inserted into a spring. Fragmented catalyst does not perform well in a spring because the safil substrate density is not consistent. Take a look at a thermal image of fragmented catalyst during the exothermic reaction and you'll see quite a few different colors on the heat map. Your tools need to have optimal design for inserting platinum catalyst pads into springs because you only get one chance. These Stainless Steel anti static tweezers have flat spade tips so that they sandwich the safil rather than pinch and penetrate it. The parallel 30mm arms on them correspond to the average length of a handwarmer catalyst head, and the 12mm gap between the tips fits over the average thickness of 10mm of the catalyst pads without piercing the safil substrate material. The shoulders at the end of the 30mm arms stop your insertion at the optimal length and prevents pushing the catalyst material out past the far side of the spring. The overall design elements of these serve to squeeze the entire pad and compress it to facilitate sliding the catalyst into the spring without fragmenting it. Think of these as an insurance policy, for the price of a Starbuck's Latte, these can save you the equivalent of a tank of gas in undamaged catalyst material that will not need to be replaced, or a handwarmer that produces 10 degrees more heat.
Using tweezers to insert catalyst
Carbon Felt Strip:
1 strip per kit that can be cut into 2 pieces as shown below. Use: Place on top of cotton (at bottom of neck on handwarmer reservoir) to prevent charring of cotton packing. Yield: 1 strip will allow for modification to 2 handwarmers. Quantity Pricing below (if you need more than 2 kits then order the pad instead as it is better value for larger quantity). Note: we often will get an order for both a CF Pad, and some strips, which really does not make sense. The pad, and the strips are the same material, if you buy a pad, you can cut your strips from it. The strips are meant for users that just want to place a barrier strip on the top of their reservoir for one or two handwarmers, and therefore do not need a whole pad. Each price increment adds one strip kit, EG: $2.92 means you are ordering enough to modify 4 handwarmers.
Carbon Felt Pad.
Weight: 10g. 30 sq in pad (approx 5" x 6") can be cut into strips and used for repacking or rebuilding a complete handwarmer reservoir (generally done for odor mitigation or replacing old and contaminated cotton packing), or individual strips can be used to protect the top of the cotton in multiple existing handwarmers (Yield: using a single layer, one pad will protect approx 12 handwarmers, use double layer if you remove charred cotton before inserting the carbon felt and you need to build the packing material up higher). Each price increment adds one pad, EG: $7.92 means you are ordering 2 pads. Warning: Ordering a total of more than 2 pads for Letterpost orders will bump the order up to small packet rate.
Letterpost Combo Kits
Letterpost Combo Kits
One of the things we see happen often when filling an order is the order contains one or two items that take the order from qualify from the cheapest postal rate (Letterpost), and bumps it up to the next level (Small Packet Air for USA, and Expedited Parcel for Canada). This is reasonable for larger orders, where an additional $6.00 is a small percentage of the total, but may not be what the buyer intended when they added 2 extra springs, etc. The following combo kits are meant to make ordering easier by combining some of the most popular items into a single discounted order that receives free (Letterpost) shipping for USA and Canada (shipping will be reduced for International orders). NOTE *Adding any other items to a kit will increase shipping cost and fulfillment time. Pls do not ask to swap springs, etc. If these kit contents are not exactly what you want, then other items can be ordered via the order form by adding them to your order (which will change the shipping rates).
For rebuilds of regular handwarmers often by combining the most popular items: Large catalyst pad, large carbon felt pad, & 4 regular springs.
Kit #2: S-Boston Handwarmer (No retail box, no filler bottle/Value-added):
Packaged Weight (for one): 99g. The package includes: Carbon felt strip pre-installed, additional maintenance spring with catalyst, pouch, and instructions are a PDF file (Download from this link:
). The retail box, printed instructions, and filler bottle are removed to bring package weight to <100g and thickness to <2cm which reduces shipping costs. No batteries included (the electronic ignition requires 2 x AAA cells). We can ship this configuration via the cheaper methods: via lettermail to USA , International letterpost, and letterpost in Canada (GST/HST applies to Canadian orders). Unit color is black or red, specify if you have a preference in notes or shipped color will be random. Note: You generally will not have to do catalyst maintenance for years if unit is operated properly, the catalyst spring is included for when you may have to, and should be placed in a safe place so you can find it in a few years.
Rebuilds 4 handwarmers once, or one handwarmer 4 times. 4 catalyst pads, 4 regular springs, 2 carbon felt strips. Instructions: place 1/2 to 3/4 of catalyst pad into spring (for approx 135 or 160F resultant heat yield). Cut each CF strip in half, and place one piece on top of cotton in handwarmer reservoir.
S-Boston Handwarmer (Retail&Value-added):
Packaged Weight (for one): 135g. The package includes: Carbon felt strip pre-installed, additional maintenance spring with catalyst, filler bottle, 2 straws with deodorizer, pouch, and instructions. The retail box is 3.5cm thick and therefore this package must ship via the more expensive 'Small Packet' method (no tracking). No batteries included (the electronic ignition requires 2 x AAA cells). This item ships via small packet to USA , International Packet, and expedited parcel in Canada (GST/HST applies to Canadian orders). Canadian orders also incur no additional shipping costs for any other items ordered at the same time up to 1Kg). Unit color is black or red, specify if you have a preference in notes or shipped color will be random. Each price increment adds one handwarmer EG: $98.92 means you are ordering 2 handwarmers. Note: You generally will not have to do catalyst maintenance for years if unit is operated properly, the catalyst spring is included for when you may have to, and should be placed in a safe place so you can find it in a few years.
S-Boston: Installing Carbon Fibre strip and Catalyst Replacement
From our You-tube handwarmer series, shows installation of carbon fibre strip and how to replace the platinum catalyst. This carbon felt procedure is done with every S-Boston that we ship, and a spare spring (requires catalyst) is also included.
S-Boston Handwarmer Review and Maintenance
Out of Stock until 2021/22 season: Red Star Handwarmer
This Chinese made handwarmer caught our attention when we noticed the burner design that resembles the original Jon-e design. So we grabbed a sample, and tested it. Unfortunately it did not perform like a Jon-e, in fact it took quite awhile to light it, and when we did, it kept going out, and did not get very hot. So we took the rather strange looking catalyst screen out, and it seemed to be filled with some sort of powder (as seen in video). We then did a few mod's. We put a carbon felt strip at the top of the reservoir, and then placed an entire catalyst pad into a large diameter spring (the same diameter as a Jon-e Giant, but shorter to fit this burner head). This seemed to make a difference, and we were able to achieve temps around 160F. We have not tested the total burn time yet, but with the smaller reservoir size, and the higher temperatures with the high density of catalyst material, we anticipate burn times no less than 6 hours.In our opinion, this unit, when modified as noted above, can function as a better Zippo replacement. This listing is for a value-added item: the handwarmer with carbon felt strip, and full catalyst pad (with spring), installed in the burner head. Also includes the pouch, and the original burner catalyst. There is a video about this unit in our Youtube channel. Update 2020/2021: The second phase of testing the Holmes heated work gloves (see Video S05E01), involved placing handwarmers into the battery compartment. These worked best of all the ones we tried. 1: the size was a perfect fit. 2: The vents on the top of the lid allowed for air to get to the catalyst. 3: The fatter reservoir body retains heat and promotes fuel evaporation better than the thin body Zippo units.
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Video Review, The 'Red Star'
OUT OF STOCK Stainless Steel Snuff Box
Extinguish, and preserve fuel, for up to 6 handwarmers at the same time. With 800ml of volume capacity, this stainless steel airtight box has a silicone sealed lid so it can handle the heat of up to 6 regular sized handwarmers and suffocate them. This allows the user to preserve any fuel that still remains in the reservoir for next time, and is a safe way to extinguish your handwarmers. It holds up to 6 regular size handwarmers. Pictured are 3 regular sized handwarmers, and one Jon-e Giant. It is recommended that you place one of our carbon felt pads in the bottom (not included), which will allow you to place the box on any surface without damaging it from heat. Size of this is 16x11.5cm, and it weighs 260G.
Handwarmers S04E11: Using Tesla Cells, test, review, and modify a 10 amp electronic handwarmer
Handwarmers S04E12: 2020's best electronic handwarmer
Instead of just stating that the above model is currently the best choice for an electronic device to warm your pockets, this demonstration examines and explains each factor that led to giving substance to our hypothesis that this is the best option available to you for heating your pockets with a battery powered electronic device.
Handwarmer/flashlight 2020/2021 version
This is an S12 host, and what is unique about it is, it can 'host' the same 21700 cells that Tesla uses, and has 3 LED's at the bottom of the reflector. This affords us the opportunity to use three LED's with impressive CRI (Color Rendition Index) values that I've always wanted to try: the Luminus SST20 with a wavelength as close to Infrared as possible (and as far away from UV as possible) for a flashlight: 2700K (Typical incandescent lighting is 2700K which is yellowish-white). We get a number of comments such as, "wouldn't it be better to use a 'red' LED?" It might be, but unfortunately there are no red LED's that we can find that draw anything close to 3A, let alone 6A, and it is the current draw that produces the heat from these lights (Nominal temp in pocket is about 60C). We can take advantage of the increased current draw of 3 LED's (pictured below), which will result in more heat. In fact the current draw of this unit which uses a high current driver, can exceed 3 amps (think of having a 12W heater in your pocket)! This driver has built in temperature protection management. Includes a 5aH 21700 rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Battery charger not included. Beam pattern is Flood. Temperature can be adjusted by changing the light intensity settings (4 modes: moonlight, Low, Med, High). Dimensions: 34.6/27.4x134 mm. Weight: 200g with battery.
Weight 208 gm: requires Small Packet 300gm shipping method.
21700 Charger with 21700 cell
For charging cells the above flashlight uses. Due to postal regulations that stipulate Li-Ion batteries must be shipped in a device, this is the best way to get an additional battery along with charger for 21700 cells. This is a high end portable 40g charger that charges cells from a USB cable with an auto-regulating max charging current of 1000mAh. Has built in overcharge, overheat, and reverse polarity protection. Automatically chooses the best charging mode for your cell (CC or CV) and terminates charging when cell is fully charged. Comes with a micro USB charging cable. You can use any power source to charge from a USB port such as powerbank, computer, etc. It does not have a powerbank function, it only charges cells. Compatible with the following cell types: Li-ion/IMR: 10340, 10350, 10440, 10500, 12340, 12500, 12650,13450, 13500, 13650, 14430, 14500, 14650, 16500,16340 (RCR123), 16650, 17350, 17500,17650, 17670,18350, 18490, 18500, 18650, 20700, 21700, 22500,22650, 25500, 26500, 26650. Weight: 110g with included 5Ah 21700 Li-Ion battery.
Handwarmers S04E14 Coronavirus safety and new technology for electronic handwarmers.
Before I get started on the discussion of this new model, a word about what's on everyone's minds these days, the spillover event related to the Coronavirus and Covid-19 (COVID-19 is the illness caused by the novel coronavirus). COVID-19 can also live on surfaces up to a few days, so we are going to look at what you can do for handwarmer safety. I know most of you are self isolating, and working from home. (Of course, as a guy with no friends, I'm used to being at home all day talking to my goldfish 'Wheeler', who is a great listener.) You may be concerned about the safety of your handwarmer, and the possibility of it to host shedded viral progeny. We'll first explore the questions around that as they pertain to the various handwarmers, both liquid fuel such as the zippo, and the newer battery operated devices. This will give you some guidelines for keeping yourself, and others, protected as best as possible while you recreate outdoors.
Deodorizer, terpenes in straw
Weight: 15g, yield, approx 13ml. Instructions: use contents of straw to treat 1l of Naptha. (refer to website for more information). Note: Plastic is not suitable for long term storage of Terpenes. Transfer this product to naptha, or a glass or metal vessel upon receipt. Tick the box which corresponds to the Qty of straws that you want (EG: 1 straw = $3.91, 2 straws = $4.92, etc.)
(treats 2-3l of Naptha, requires oversize shipment postage, best to order with other items that are >2cm) Note: Plastic is not suitable for long term storage of Terpenes. If you plan to store this over the 'off-season', transfer the bottle contents to a glass or metal vessel with the smallest air cavity possible. Also, if you have any cans of 'Computer Dust Off', give your storage container a small squirt before you close the lid, as this purges the oxygen which otherwise will oxidize the aromatic hydrocarbons in the terpenes over time.
Carry Pouch: open weave
Generic open mesh drawstring nylon weave pouch that allows for maximum airflow. Use to replace your old pouch if it was lost or worn out. Size is 18.5x9cm so it fits the round and larger handwarmers. Warning: These pouches are not heavy, but they seem to hold a lot of air so they inflate the envelope like a sponge. Ordering more than 1 pouch for Letterpost orders may bump the order up to small packet rate because it's hard to keep the envelope <2cm when they are present.
DIY Carry Pouch: Plush finish
Pouch similar to the original pouches with the plush style fabric. Use to replace your old pouch if it was lost or worn out. Picture shows size, does not include handwarmer. Note: the plush fabric is not breathable, therefore the user is required to punch holes that correspond to the handwarmer that they are placing into it.
When we first started to experiment with grommets, we did some trial and error as to best size. That meant drilling a matching hole. So for convenience for anyone that is embarking on the grommet mod, I put together a kit containing 3 white grommets, and 3 black grommets, that match a drill bit. Pictured below is the contents of that kit
Handlebar/Ski Pole Mitts
See the video below for more details. These work equally well on ski poles and bike handlebars. For skiing: one main complaint of the traditional Pogies on ski poles are inability to use your straps when double poling or skate skiing, these work well with straps. They also allow abundant airflow to keep liquid fuel handwarmers alive. A pair of these weigh 460G.
Video: Winter Cycling, Using handwarmers and pogies on your bike.
First episode in our liquid fuel handwarmer series for the 2020 season. With the advent of bike racks on every corner, overpriced bike locks with GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi, and studded tires, it's remarkable how many bikes are now on the road all winter. This is true of fat bikes, mountain bikes, city commuter bikes, and road bikes. And showing up on all these bikes are various styles of "bar mitts" (also commonly referred to as "Pogies"). They work great unto themselves, allowing the user to cycle comfortably with thin cycling gloves. They also lend themselves to being taken to the next level with the addition of either liquid fuel handwarmers, or, for eBike riders with a convenient USB outlet on their battery pack, USB heating pads.
Glove liners for Bar Mitts
Originally developed for neuropathy and rheumatoid arthritis, they provide mild compression to support your joints. They are very comfortable, and provide warmth and functionality when you extract your hands from the mitts when cycling or skiing. As seen in our video on Handlebar Mitts for winter cycling. Half-finger style, fleece fabric made from cotton and spandex. Specify 'L' or 'M' size in notes.
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