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Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
Regular Caldera Cone and wood? on 03/05/2008 19:24:21 MST Print View

I was wondering if people think the regular Caldera Cone Stove system would be able to deal with wood. I just can't see spending $80 for the Ti version when all I need is the cone itself. I could always stick me stakes through the venting holes. Thanks.

Josh Leavitt
(Joshleavitt) - F

Locale: Ruta Locura
No on 03/05/2008 19:29:46 MST Print View

Abosolutly Not, dont even attempt it, the aluminum will melt.

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Re: No on 03/06/2008 15:42:33 MST Print View

>Abosolutly Not, dont even attempt it, the aluminum will melt.

Yup, listen to Josh, he knows wherefor he speaks.

Shawn Taylor
(staylor310) - F

Locale: Sierra
Re: Regular Caldera Cone and wood? on 03/08/2008 06:51:22 MST Print View

I tested my regular Caldera Cone with wood, and it seemed to work fine. I boiled a quart of water, and nothing happened to my cone.

I ended up ordering the new Ti version anyway

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Regular Caldera Cone and wood? on 03/08/2008 07:57:55 MST Print View

I have used the aluminum windscreen+pot supports from my Thermojet Microlite as a woodburner without mishap, but it doesn't channel the heat into the metal as intensely as a Caldera Cone does. I would trust the Caldera Cone guys on this. They probably wouldn't make a special Tri-Ti cone if they thought a regular cone could handle the heat.

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Re: Re: Regular Caldera Cone and wood? on 03/08/2008 09:32:11 MST Print View

"I tested my regular Caldera Cone with wood, and it seemed to work fine. I boiled a quart of water, and nothing happened to my cone. "

Yeah, ONE burn is probably okay... it's going to fail after a few times though (like Allison mentioned)