Hello! I am new to the forum and first would like to thank all the people supporting and contributing to this knowledge sharing space. I have found lots of interesting new ideas and just wanted to share what I have achieved hoping to make my little contribution.
This is my stove running strong in the middle of its second winter. Oven + griddle + heated bench.
Oven+griddle metal box: This is the interesting concept of my stove. Is the simplest way I have found for having an oven integrated to the stove, without having to deal with "not so simple" metal to brick/cob joints. In my experience fixing metal door or ovens to brick or cob are problematic due to de different dilation coef. and require special techniques and materials. With the setup I am showing the metal-cob joint is sealed with a fine clay sand mix (the same I use for the burn chamber) and gravity keeps things in place and airtight. No need for mineral wool or else. The box can expand with temperature without cracking any mud. Similar concept as how the barrel seals the classic rockets... The hot gases go up the front wall of the oven, then the roof, then go down the back wall and into the bench.
More important: works great! Easy to get the right cooking temps in 10 to 15 min from cold start.
so... a heat exchanger in the shape of an oven+griddle that could be combined with different burn chambers or heat exchangers/bench
My stove is a 5 inch system: 5" pipe for exaust, with a short "angled L" rocket burn chamber (fuel load angled about 30*), with metal tray to allow air under fuel and with basic metal door that one day will be glass. The 30* angle really helps ergonomics when loading and view of the fire. Maybe helps a little with turbulence?? I used 15 or 20 refractary bricks as liners in the burn chamber and the rest is cob, stones, a few bricks and some metal to shape the ducts. I can give more details on the burn chamber if wanted...
but again, what I specially wanted to share is the concept of the box. I think of it as one simple solution to adding an oven to a stove.
I have built 3 more with the same concept in the last few months, and they are all cooking and heating great!
Ok, thats all for now, I will happily share more if there is interest. Hoping to get some feedback too.
kkp: Mercedes: Benches don't get real hot. In fact, they are rather cool compared to other areas. You shouldn't need a mix like you described
Jun 7, 2018 18:10:52 GMT -8
maartenmartens: beste Peter, ik heb je eergisteren een mail gestuurd via het contact formulier op je website , heb je die goed ontvangen ? mvg Maarten Martens, architect - geobioloog (mail betreffende de bouw van onze eigen RMH)
Jun 20, 2018 13:21:57 GMT -8
martinm: any one here with info \ experience with heat (from a mass heater) distribution with ducts throughout two storey house ?
Sept 8, 2018 22:58:52 GMT -8
padica: Good morning, this is a wonderful subject, please someone can help me with the theme of double and triple combustion, how it is achieved, theory and design, thank you
Sept 15, 2018 7:13:40 GMT -8
wiscojames: I'm afraid you won't get a response to such a vague question - I suggest reading through some of the threads related to your questions before asking for an explanation. People will be very generous with their knowledge if your question is more specific.
Sept 18, 2018 4:48:00 GMT -8
daniel: in my experience as I am working now on something of that nature, I have thought of making a heat exchanger and distributing the heat through vents using a slower fan. Now after a few years I realize that mass heaters give out primarily radiant heat, for
Nov 30, 2018 12:48:38 GMT -8
coastalrocketeer: Anyone posting in this shout box... if you have something you want people to see and respond to, create a thread in the appropriate forum section... this is not the place...
Dec 16, 2018 18:10:49 GMT -8
vesuvius: High Temperature Glass options,
Jan 4, 2019 16:28:17 GMT -8
vesuvius: Do any of you have experience with using the glass from home oven doors on a rocket stove? I'd like to have a viewing port on my stove but don't want to fork out for new ceramic glass. Any thought as to whether it would take the heat of a rocket stove?
Jan 4, 2019 16:30:40 GMT -8
yaya: you dont need the blowair for that temp..
Jan 13, 2019 16:43:57 GMT -8
flybywire: Glass window from an old washing machine is designed to take high temps. Cheap solution to your need.
Jan 27, 2019 0:10:58 GMT -8
coastalrocketeer: Anyone posting in this shout box... if you have something you want people to see and respond to, create a thread in the appropriate forum section... this is not the place to have a discussion... it is for short announcements
Feb 7, 2019 0:11:23 GMT -8
coastalrocketeer: you won’t likely get replies to questions here, and it is not a spot that makes holding an ongoing discussion possible...
Feb 7, 2019 0:12:22 GMT -8
TexasGonzo: Sooooo glad I found this site! Its always rewarding to find such a super group of folks! To any and all, feel free to PM me anytime. Thanks for having me!
Mar 11, 2019 18:56:41 GMT -8
jlmtech: GADGET: CONSIDER USING A JET PUMP INSTEAD OF A BLOWER FAN TO INDUCE DRAFT; NO CLOGGING.
Mar 26, 2019 8:19:28 GMT -8
michaelegan: i am unable to open the sketchup files on my mac. I used sketchup a few years back but apparently the company now requires a subscription. does anyone have any advice/instructions on how to use the program or how to view pictures without spending money?
Aug 20, 2019 18:41:48 GMT -8
mannytheseacow: michaelegan: download AutoCAD student version for free... import .SKP
Aug 23, 2019 13:33:44 GMT -8
topbaza: hi everyone, been searching all over net and this is were i need to be i think!!
Sept 28, 2019 6:16:25 GMT -8