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    Yes! The best I can make out though is that the seams are folded or crimped and then soldered. It looks like this keeps the solder on the outside.
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    Crash is going to drink some of the water I boiled and give us a followup.
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    I'll do some further research with some people I know to find out how safe is this construction.
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    I was just concerned about your health. Given the disregard for public safety the Chinese have shown of late, I was just concerned about the solder.

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    That was the first thing that came to my mind when I received it. I'm going to get to the bottom of the concern, it may take a little time but i'll find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgvoutdoors View Post
    Crash is going to drink some of the water I boiled and give us a followup.
    Should I be looking for UPS or FEDEX?
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    In my Sticky in the "Making Stuff" Forum, the second link I added there are lots of stove projects. Look on the left menu labeled "Stoves", you'll see;

    STOVES

    1. Plumber's Stove
    (& Fuel Bottle)
    2. Shane Graber
    Stove
    3. Thomas' Stove
    4. Fuzzy's Lil Stove
    5. Perry's Alcohol
    Stove
    6. Perry's Solid-
    Fuel Stove
    7. Cat Stove
    8. Kiwi Stove
    9. Photon Stove
    10. Bluet 206-mod.
    11. SGT Rock
    Windscreen
    12. SGT Rock
    Simmering
    Soda Stove
    13. SGT Rock
    Turbo V8 Stove
    14. Modified Esbit
    15. Modified Trangia
    16. Altoids Stove
    17. Go-Torch Stove
    18. Pop Can Stove
    19. Convex Coke Stove
    20. Jim Wood's Super Cat Alcohol Stove
    21. Falk Wood Stove
    22. Falk Cat Stove
    23. Smity Camp Stove
    24. Sheehan Stove
    25. GOYA Stove
    26. the FireLight Stove

    Hope that helps.
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    Thank you very much Gray Wolf! I've copied you recommended site to the starting list.
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    Default Vulcan Stove

    Quote Originally Posted by pgvoutdoors View Post
    Update on the Vulcan stove order - I ordered it through Omaha Surplus in Fort Worth , Texas. Their ordering system is very efficient. I received multiple emails concerning my order, including:
    1. Order confirmation
    2. Order in processing
    3. Shipping ticket printed from USPS
    4. Order Shipped w/ tracking number
    All of this in less than 24 hours.
    I've received the Vulcan stove, I got it a few days ago. It took only three days to receive it by priority mail. They do ship standard parcel post for a bit less money. Omaha Surplus seems to have their act together, great service!

    It's a beautiful piece of work, well built. The stove was made in the fifty's and looks as new as if it was built yesterday.

    Now the stove was originally designed to operate on a special can of fuel. This safe fuel or "Sa-Fuel" as they called it, is no longer made. It came in a can about the size of a cat food can. Finding or making another can to use as a burner isn't a problem. After doing some research, there's many ideas out there on the Internet.

    Sterno jell seems to be the most common fuel substitute, but needs to be put into a proper size can to work with the stove. People have used a few of those pop can alcohol stoves as well as the Trangia stove. Brunton came out with a canned fuel called "green-fuel", which suppose to fit the stove perfectly, but I'm not sure if the make it any longer.

    I did try cutting down a tin can to size and placing a bit of fiberglass in it. I fueled it with rubbing alcohol (all I had at the time). It didn't work well at all! So back to the drawing board. As soon as I get it up and running, I'll take a few pictures and give you some feedback.

    The stove has a very interesting deign and is built solid. A nice addition to any one's collection.

    P.S. The stove has an asbestos ring located inside the stove where the fuel can meets the stove. It can be removed easily if needed.
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    Pretty slick looking stove. Thanks for the update.
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    You convinced me. I just ordered one. I have a Trangia alcohol stove and have been looking for something to match it up with. The Vulcan looks like it will work just fine.

    In the older advertisements they show what looks like a stainless steel pot. Did yours come with any cooking equipment?

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    You could always test for lead with a lead test kit. http://blogs.consumerreports.org/saf...g-the-lea.html

    It will tell you whether or not it's lead/tin or silver/tin solder. Even if it is lead, it's still a nice poiler and more usable than a Kelley kettle
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    Nice tip on the lead test kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    In the older advertisements they show what looks like a stainless steel pot. Did yours come with any cooking equipment?
    No, the one I ordered was the standard stove kit.

    There was a deluxe version of the stove, it came with a pot set that the stove dropped down into (like the Coleman squad stove the military used).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badawg View Post
    You could always test for lead with a lead test kit. http://blogs.consumerreports.org/saf...g-the-lea.html

    It will tell you whether or not it's lead/tin or silver/tin solder. Even if it is lead, it's still a nice poiler and more usable than a Kelley kettle
    Thanks for the test kit referral. I'll let you know how it tests out.
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    Default Volcano II Stove

    The Volcano II stove is not suited for backpacking because of its size and weight at a whopping 22 lbs. I posted it because of its multi fuel capabilities. It will burn propane, charcoal and wood. This stove would probably make a good emergency at home stove. Its efficiency for wood and charcoal is pretty good. I'm posting a link to an article from Modern Survival Magazine they have on their web site.

    http://www.volcano2.com/index.php?op...d=43&Itemid=96
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    Quote Originally Posted by gryffynklm View Post
    The Volcano II stove is not suited for backpacking because of its size and weight at a whopping 22 lbs. I posted it because of its multi fuel capabilities. It will burn propane, charcoal and wood. This stove would probably make a good emergency at home stove. Its efficiency for wood and charcoal is pretty good. I'm posting a link to an article from Modern Survival Magazine they have on their web site.

    http://www.volcano2.com/index.php?op...d=43&Itemid=96
    I've been eyeballing that stove but haven't been able to pony-up the money for it. It sounds nice.
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    Here's a neat little alcohol stove from Germany. It looks like it's based on the Trangia. It's stainless steel and you can purchase a stand and damper.

    It isn't available in the US but you can purchase it from Canada.

    Here is the Tatonka web site:

    http://intranet.tatonka.com/infosys/...od.dll?185@1&0

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    It does look like the Trangia but in stainless. I'll at it to the list.

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    I found another one. I think. It's a fondue replacement stove. Runs on fondue fuel. It's $5.00 Canadian at Canadian Tire. I would bet you could find tons of fondue sets at Goodwill. Those would even come with a stand and nifty forks.

    http://reviews.canadiantire.ca/9045/...1P/reviews.htm

    One that runs on alcohol. $6.74 Canadian:

    http://www.kitchenniche.ca/fondue-burner-p-716.html

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    George: "I need the burner for camping."
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    George: "I need to run some tests."
    Wife: "George!"
    George: "Okay."

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