I know, it's not a rocket stove... Still, I wanna show it off. This earthen oven is the result of a workshop I taught here on a local farm. In the image, the earthen plaster is still wet, the fire has just been swept out and the bread is about to go in.
Just to bring it back to rocket stoves.. I think that an oven like this one could very easily have a rocket stove in it to provide the heat.. It would certainly burn a whole lot cleaner, probably use less wood too.
I would like to post a picture of one I built, but havent figure out how to upload pictures. I last used this in december 21 , we cooked some great pizza in it. I live ontario and it was cold. I have been also wondering how to convert it to a rocket stove, mabe cut a hole in the back and add a burning chamber there. Mine has a small chimney in the front, just above the door. l enjoy this site and the exchange of ideas.
I live on the canadian shield and in my area there is about 20cm of soil and then you ether hit rock or sand. No clay. As a result I used a dirt/cement mixture 5-1 for the out side. We have had good pizza's and many loaves of bread out of it.
Post by tommysjr4045 on Apr 15, 2009 8:57:27 GMT -8
That's a nice looking oven!
How about some more details / plans / pics? I'm planning to build two of these, one at my in-laws ranch and another in my backyard. We've got REAL clay soil here in Sacramento, CA.
The actual plan at the ranch is an over built next to a rocket stove / grill.
I'm not sure about using a rocket stove to heat the oven, I think I remember seeing an example on someone's website. But it would seem to me that you'd sink too much heat into the oven compartment and would have trouble keeping the airflow moving.
I wish I had taken pictures when I built it, basically, I new the area of the oven floor I needed, got some old fire bricks from a old woodstove for the floor, built the walls thick as I could, actually I am going to make them thicker this summer, the thicker the more heat it holds, this oven after fully heated, keeps it's cooking temp a few hours, depending on what you cook, pizza needs a higher temp (takes about 5 minutes to cook a pizza . bread needs longer cooking time. ) Got some ideas from www.myplot.org/ Good luck with your ovens,
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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
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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?
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yaya: you dont need the blowair for that temp..
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flybywire: Glass window from an old washing machine is designed to take high temps. Cheap solution to your need.
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