I learnt (learned, have learned?) in White Blaze forum, the easy-method to find the hottest part of the flame is to boil water, then, lift the pan high off above the flame until the boiling stops, then, lower the pan, slowly, until the boiling starts and that "pan height" is at the hottest part of the flame.
My primary reason for going through the motions of testing is to see weather or not the statement is true. I remember the comment that Connie is referring to. I read the comment also. I tried to find the thread over there at Whiteblaze but didn't luck out. At the time the comment was made I had doubts if that procedure would work. Since Connie is repeating the information here it seems like others will also pass along that information to other forums and so on and so forth. It might be "Urban Legend" It may work for the person that made the comment, we'll see if it works for us.
I'll do another test tomorrow and see where we wind up. All comments have been very helpful. Thank You!!!!
You can see the flame pattern of the StarLyte stove is 6" tall. If the hottest part of the flame is at the tip then we would be looking at making the pot support 6" from the surface of the stove.