First time poster other than a gear sale post.
I have just recently been making some variations on alcohol stoves and one of my biggest issues with the design on top burning stoves was finding a simple/light solution to a pot stand that could be fully integrated into the stove. I picked up some T-pins up from the sewing section in walmart and so far they appear to be near perfect for the purpose. I can't post pictures right now being at work all weekend, but i placed four pins vertically (T up) around the edges of the stove, outside of the burner, and they provide about 1/2-3/4 inch of clearance off the burner. This was using a 5 ounce cat food can with a soup can bottom inside as the alcohol pan.
In my first test with the stove I used my Snow peak 700 mug without a lid and no windscreen and was able to achieve a 6.5 minute boil time for 16 ounces of water at room temp. This was on my porch and wind was minimal at the time.
I'm just wondering if there is a better solution for a integrated pot stand out there for someone with limited tools and skill. Please excuse my sketch using the paint program to attempt a depiction of the design. I will post some actual pictures monday when i get back home.