Allen wrote: I've never heard of any parts melting.
I can regularly achive 8 Min boils with 2 cups water. Remember the BF2 was made to Simmer and
Bake too. I used it to bake the Pizza I posted the other day.
So It never was intended to be the fastest boiling stove.
I should have said : when it overheats it starts bending out the base of the cap. The cap being the part that has the wicks sticking out of it. I speculate the cap would melt at the point where the standoffs are fastened to the cap if the stove were to continue to burn with the windscreen positioned in a normal fashion. The stove is very fragile from the very beginning. The wicks will melt if burned in the arched position. As you can see in the attached photos, the original stove has the arched wicks and the stove in the video shows them being cut apart. He went to school on those that purchased the stove up to the point of the video addressing the problems of over heating and wicks burning/melting if allowed to run out of fuel. His video is a follow up to address his design flaws. The cap distorts, so he adds a water jacket. The water in the jacket causes the fuel chamber to float so he adds magnets to hold it down. He adds aluminum rods to support the pot and then has to include an additional leg because they are prone to be lost. (in one of his videos he drops one of the legs on 2 different occasions as he removes them from under the cap of the stove prior to assembly.) Because the wicks would become brittle he has to add additional wicks and also sells them seperately just in case you need more. How much does all these parts weigh? was it 64 grams? For a stove that simmers? What is the cost of the original, $30.00 dollars? He went to school on those that puchased one of the stoves. I
I hope that his follow up video will be a heads-up to all that might be contemplating buying one of his stoves. Buyers beware!!!!!!