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I have a new Snowpeak Gigapower (thanks santa!).
I had assumed mixing stove brands and fuel brand would be fine (I always have with MSR/Brunton Stoves and jetboil fuel) but the manual implies there is an issue here.
They claim there are different valve configurations and pin lenghts that could cause leaks or fires.
Is this really an issue or just legal protection just in case? Anyone else tested these on other brands?
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I've used MSR, Jetboil, and several other canister types with no problems.  I've never noticed any fit difficulties or leakage.
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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 26 2012, 6:09 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

They all use the same Lindal valves and most canisters are made in the same factory and just "branded".

Any of them with a Lindal valve will work fine.

http://www.lindalgroup.com/products/products/product/article/b188.html


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I have a Snowpeak Gigapower also and have used it for the past couple years with nothing but MSR fuel and have had no problems whatsoever.
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Thanks for the info.
I didn't think it would cause any problems, but safety first. The last thing I need is an exploding stove.
Off to boil some water :)
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You'll love your Snowpeak Gigapower. You'll apprreciate the extra stability with having the extra 4th pot support.
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I LOVE my gigapower.... I tried the cat-food-can stove and a home made cone, but after three trips, I switched back. Screw the weight difference, I want my gigapower. I used coleman fuel cans my first few trips, then switched over to the smaller gigafuel or whatever they call it. The small can fits my 700ml snow peak mug. The only bad thing about the cans is I'm never sure if they will last the trip. I have several half-used ones for that reason, but I keep them around in case the power goes out, or if I want to test recipes at home before hitting the trail, so they come in useful eventually.

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It really does seem like a quality stove. I passed up the more popular pocket and micro rockets due to the instability of the stands.
Can't wait to really give it a field test. I've played with it, but haven't actually taken it on a trip just yet. Can't wait.
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I LOVE my gigapower.... I tried the cat-food-can stove and a home made cone, but after three trips, I switched back. Screw the weight difference, I want my gigapower. I used coleman fuel cans my first few trips, then switched over to the smaller gigafuel or whatever they call it. The small can fits my 700ml snow peak mug. The only bad thing about the cans is I'm never sure if they will last the trip. I have several half-used ones for that reason, but I keep them around in case the power goes out, or if I want to test recipes at home before hitting the trail, so they come in useful eventually.

To keep track of how much fuel you have left approximately I mark on the can with a marker how many meals I have done with it as all I usually do is boil water.  That way I know how many more boils I can get off a cannister.
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