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Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Caldera Cone gas conversion on 10/26/2009 17:12:16 MDT Print View

This is my CC gas conversion.
I stripped the stove down by removing the legs/stand and making some lw legs for it. Those legs lock into place via the butterfly nut. Keep in mind that they only hold the stove up. As it is now the stove is 105 g. (3.7oz)
The all system (stove,550ml pot and protective container) is 305 g. (10.7oz)
The stove can be used with the cartridge upside down.
As a comparison, using the TrailDesign stove , the kit (alcohol stove,cone,pot,protective holder) is 210g.
Some use that protective holder as their re-hydrating container/dish.
(I have not tried that as I just received parts of this kit)
As an alcohol set up I can have at least 8oz of fuel stored inside the caddy as well as the stove and the all system is about 14.4 oz.
That will boil about 10 L of water for me.
With gas and a full 100ml cartridge it would be about 17 oz.
CC gas conv
CC gas kit
CC gas kit stored


Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Caldera Cone gas conversion on 10/28/2009 08:10:01 MDT Print View

Very nice set up. I've been thinking about doing something like this for melting snow in the winter. Clarify for me, your stove weighs with pot supports removed and modified legs weighs 3.7 oz?

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Caldera Cone gas conversion on 10/28/2009 14:34:37 MDT Print View

Hi Steven
It is now between 105 and 110g ( my scales measure in 5g increments)
It is made by Bu Lin
(BL 100 B5)
The original weight is just under 160g . I replaced the stand/pot holding frame with a screw, a wing nut and made the three legs from a curtain hook.
The minimum height is just over 3" because of the bend on that pre-heat tube. That is the height for my 550ml pot, can be higher with a longer screw...
Bu Lin stove

Kevin Beeden
(captain_paranoia) - F

Locale: UK
spike support? on 01/08/2010 07:15:37 MST Print View


How about replacing the three legs with a simple spike support for the burner? After all, as you point out, it's no longer supporting the pan, so all you need is something to keep the burner upright. Jab the thing into the ground, and fire it up...

My original thought was that you might fashion the gas feed tube into a tripod, but, of course, that couldn't be folded away.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Caldera Cone gas conversion on 01/08/2010 14:03:32 MST Print View

Hi Kevin
That could be a lighter alternative. The legs as they are give me the exact distance to the pot that I need and could be used on a bench or hard ground. From memory the burner is 95g without the legs , so those legs ,the wing nut and the other two nuts are a combined total of about 10g.

scott Nelson
(nlsscott) - MLife

Locale: So. Calif.
How can you buy the stove in US? on 01/08/2010 22:14:57 MST Print View

I like this stove. How could I buy one in the USA? Is it sold thru some dealer that would ship it? Thanks,

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Caldera Cone gas conversion on 01/08/2010 23:43:38 MST Print View

This is the stove.
It is made by Bu Lin, model BL 100 B5