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Old 25-03-2011, 09:07   #31
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Re: Your opinion on Non pressurized alcohol stoves

All I can say is that I was there. I saw the damage, the smoke pouring out of the cabin, heard the yelling and screaming and later helped replace the burnt wood. As you state, I have no deep knowledge of the Origo or how they function. Frankly, at this point I really do not care if I am believed or not. I'll not waste any more time. As to contacting Origo, I doubt they would fess up and the event took place probably 8 years ago.
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All I can say is that I was there. I saw the damage, the smoke pouring out of the cabin, heard the yelling and screaming and later helped replace the burnt wood. As you state, I have no deep knowledge of the Origo or how they function. Frankly, at this point I really do not care if I am believed or not.
I believe your story, but I do not believe that it was an unmodified Origo burning alcohol that your friends were using. We'll see what Origo (swego) has to say since this is a pretty serious situation that you are describing. I really want to know if I'm wrong.



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Old 25-03-2011, 10:44   #33
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As someone said, you are entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts. The facts about BTU properties of the two fuels are not subjective. The habits of cooking certainly vary considerably...



Yes, but I think the question is: How much cooking can you do with that gallon? Perhaps you have some personal experience that would help the OP.
I stated in the post that alcohol had less btu's, the fact is that it is not a noticeable difference. It's like using 87 octane in your car rather than91, 99% of cars you can't tell the difference.

As I stated in the post you quoted from, one gallon lasts us about 2 weeks. We live on our boat, so it is used every day. I have not timed each use.

Breakfast: Boil water for coffee and cook bacon and eggs.
Lunch: Most days soup or toasted cheese or hot ham and cheese.
Supper: Whatever sounds good.
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My guess is that constant use would be more economical - mine had a tendency to evaporate if not used (even when I remembered the rubber covers ).......so it seemed like I was topping it up far more than was neccessary for the use I was getting from it - because I was!

For very occassional use Gas / Propane probably better for that reason. But not enough for me to "upgrade" and I have a spare one sitting at home, so mainly just a time / aggro thing. Albeit if my boat came with a Gas / Propane Cooker installed I wouldn't change it out - I also use gas for light ..........and that with a Camping gas lantern that is over 30 years old and I smoke

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