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« on: August 28, 2011, 11:07:49 PM »

Tried heating water in my Heinekin pot with a tea candle.  It failed.

Any one use a tea candle setup?  I know folks use them on the trail so what is the key?
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 11:39:22 PM »

Interesting. I have never heard of this. I did a search on Google. I guess it takes about an hour to boil water using tea candles and is mainly used for emergency situations. It does not seem practical to me.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 12:16:18 AM »

Someone makes alcohol stoves out of the little aluminum candle cups .
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 02:26:04 PM »

Might be what you're thinking of - http://trailquest.net/TQaltgear.html#Tea
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011, 08:33:57 PM »

First I have heard of the candle stove.  I would assume it would take a very long time and a large candle to cause the water to boil, if it ever did.   I personally use only a homemade alcohol stove and burn the automotive additive "Heet" that comes in yellow bottle.    Works wonderful and very lightweight.   

To each his own and what works for them is the best.  So if the candle will work for someone and they are happy with it, that is great.   

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 09:22:18 AM »

I heard someone say the used tea candles but it must have meant converted to alcohol because a single candle is not enough.  The cheese dip can heinekin base can hold three so I will give that a try.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 08:29:56 PM »

 I personally use only a homemade alcohol stove and burn the automotive additive "Heet" that comes in yellow bottle.    Works wonderful and very lightweight.   

To each his own and what works for them is the best.  So if the candle will work for someone and they are happy with it, that is great.   

Ed

How well does that work and how much fuel do you use? I have recently made a couple of these just to try out bit haven't taken any into the field yet. In fact i just made my first one yesterday.
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