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Dont Wantto
(longhiker) - F
titanium stakes - galvanized? on 05/22/2010 12:13:03 MDT Print View

I heard about the dangers of using galvanized metals around the stove -- the heat makes them produce toxic fumes.

Does anyone know if Titanium stakes fall in to this category? I bought mine from backcountrygear.com.. no brand name or anything. Just plain titanium stakes.

Is it dangerous to use these as part of a windscreen (where it will get hot)?

Kendall Willets
(KWillets) - F

Locale: San Francisco
no on 05/22/2010 12:19:04 MDT Print View

no.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: titanium stakes - galvanized? on 05/22/2010 15:38:38 MDT Print View

I am not sure you could even get zinc to stick to titanium!
If they are not painted, they are bare Ti.

Cheers

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: titanium stakes - galvanized? on 05/22/2010 15:53:09 MDT Print View

Plus, steel is often galvanized to prevent it from rusting. Titanium does not rust, so there wouldn't be much point to galvanizing it.

Also, titanium is excellent when used as a lightweight windscreen or heat reflector, because it has tremendous tolerance for heat.

--B.G.--