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post #76 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 09:52 AM
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the real deal maker, is the Hot Rod's fuel consumption. You're going to be surprised on how economical it is! I hope you get the ignitor working...I have no problems with mine.

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The trick is to adjust the distance of the igniter from the burner. After you get it adjusted it will be fine. I found that it has to be closer than one might think. And it does take some experimenting to get it right. Good luck my friend. Rich M

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Hmmm - speaking of HotRods, mine was delivered this morning! I was really impressed by Stephen and Rich's hotrods on the Chilkoot. Low fuel consumption and the setup speed are totally cool.
I just got my Hot Rod (from REI-Outlet) in the mail yesterday too <img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>. I saw a certain enabler use his at Strike Lake and was intrigued. That guy (we know who he is) should get some kick back from Vaude/Markill.

I had the same problem with the ignitor too, but just fiddled with the lighter probe to bring it closer to the burner and that seemed to fix the problem.

MEC has the MSR fuel canisters on back order, but I got a Snowpeak GigaPower instead.

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Oh my gawd - we are becoming a hot rod cult! Next we'll all be buying Mchale packs or something <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Hot Rods Rule!

Welcome to the cult Bonk and Uncle Buck! Now we need to arrange a Hot Rod cook off. <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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So weird. I took the stove out. Tried to light with the piezo for dinner. Nope. Used the lighter on the opposite side and that was the only side that would get flame until I used the lighter on the opposite side. Exact same thing for breakfast the next morning.

Now, I'm home. I try it and lo and behold, the piezo fires it up completely each and every time when cold. The piezo must have self adjusted on the trip back. Nice unit. It and the cannister fit nicely in my Ti cup.

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Would this be a good stove for a newbie backpacker? Does it simmer nicely as well as boil water fast? We used the MSR Superfly on our Manning trip and liked lighting the stove instead of setting the stove on fire like H_N's Whisperlite.

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So weird. I took the stove out. Tried to light with the piezo for dinner. Nope. Used the lighter on the opposite side and that was the only side that would get flame until I used the lighter on the opposite side. Exact same thing for breakfast the next morning.

Now, I'm home. I try it and lo and behold, the piezo fires it up completely each and every time when cold. The piezo must have self adjusted on the trip back. Nice unit. It and the cannister fit nicely in my Ti cup.

Thanks for the help.

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What you're describing is similar to what I exerienced the first time I tried mine; no flame on one side of the burner. After I'd lit it once with a lighter and let it heat up it started to work fine. That's what made me think it was just "guck" from manufacturing. I guess maybe yours had more than mine. I'm glad to hear it's working fine for you now

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Would this be a good stove for a newbie backpacker? Does it simmer nicely as well as boil water fast? We used the MSR Superfly on our Manning trip and liked lighting the stove instead of setting the stove on fire like H_N's Whisperlite.

Do you have to have a membership to shop at REI?
Nancy, my first and only stove up to now is the Peak 1 Apex II. Great simmer & heat control to saute stuff like this .
http://www.sierrasurplus.com/peakapex.html
I think I paid about $40 CDN for it at Taiga in 1991. For twelve years it has held up quite well. MEC does not carry it, but Taiga, VPO & CMS do. The only down side to it is that MSR fuel bottles aren't interchangeable with it and you have to stick with the stock bottles. I carry two bottles for longer (&gt;4 nights) trips & car camping.
I haven't had the Hot Rod out on the trail yet, but I boiled a litre of H20 already (in under 5 minutes!)

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Bonk, I think you will have to hire yourself out as an on-the-trail caterer.

Nummmmmmmmy.

Does yours do the whole 'flame-up' thing like _Nut's does?

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You have a recipe for that? My mouth is watering.
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Nancy, my first and only stove up to now is the Peak 1 Apex II. Great simmer & heat control to saute stuff like this .
http://www.sierrasurplus.com/peakapex.html
I think I paid about $40 CDN for it at Taiga in 1991. For twelve years it has held up quite well. MEC does not carry it, but Taiga, VPO & CMS do. The only down side to it is that MSR fuel bottles aren't interchangeable with it and you have to stick with the stock bottles. I carry two bottles for longer (&gt;4 nights) trips & car camping.
I haven't had the Hot Rod out on the trail yet, but I boiled a litre of H20 already (in under 5 minutes!)

REI takes money from anyone - not just members.



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Bonk, I think you will have to hire yourself out as an on-the-trail caterer.

Nummmmmmmmy.

Does yours do the whole 'flame-up' thing like _Nut's does?

Yeah, it's called "priming" usually takes about a minute at most. It's to warm up the burner so the fuel comes out in a vapour and ignites as a blue flame. The priming flame is limited to the burner pan though and does not consume the entire stove like the MSR's.

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Was that a bump?

Just came back from four nights in Cape Scott and the Hot Rod went through one 220g canister of Snow Peak GigaPower fuel. It boiled, sauted, fried and simmered eggs, fresh vegetables, pancakes, thai noodles, chocolate mousse, rice pudding....

What a great stove <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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When are you publishing your recipe e-book? Or at least sharing your recipes?

Nummmmmmmmmy..........

I take that as a thumbs up then. Maybe I'll head down to Bellingham, but then with the price of gas I might just pay shipping instead.

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