Hugo Morvan wrote:Once it gets hot, will the silicone emit toxic fumes into your food or did you use one of these fancy expensive ones?
Hugo Morvan wrote:My friend has build a similar thing on the side of his straw bay house out of a discarded window,boxed it in and painted the inside black and it rises heat into his home. But the hole is on the top and he blocks it in summer.
Hugo Morvan wrote:I made a herb dryer using the same solar idea ,insulated it and stuff, it doesn't dry peaches though, they mold before they're dry
Dennis Mitchell wrote:A wood oven? I think I’d throw out that design. I’d go for steel or aluminum.
Dennis Mitchell wrote:I can’t believe you could insulate it enough to keep it from heating your house.
Dennis Mitchell wrote: I check with someone better informed than me before you put too much effort into it.
Hugo Morvan wrote:... In general these feats are more suitable for the tropics than central Europe, where are you Orin?
I'll ask my friend what temperature he reaches.
Maybe you can cover your house in a nice looking climbing plant, that seems to work as a coolant as well !
Pearl Sutton wrote:Orin Raichart: I have been watching this thread with interest, I'm chewing on how to modify it to work for myself. Won't look anything like yours, but the idea, having the oven accessible from inside the house, is an idea well worth considering. Thank you!! :D
Welcome to Permies, a fantastic first post concept!
James Sullivan wrote:... I've used cardboard with ceramic BBQ paint for 13+ years in a box cooker and it's not caught fire yet.
Orin Raichart wrote:
what is your box cooker's temperature range in the winter? In the summer?
Orin Raichart wrote:
That solar oven reached 350F max and 300F regularly.
Graham Chiu wrote:I don't know about a through the wall solar oven but some apartments I've stayed in north west China have a fridge that is just a cupboard door to a platform that is on the outside of the building for use in winter. It's covered to stop the snow falling onto it.
Aaron Tusmith wrote:Orin, for insulation consider the possibilities of these common griddle bricks. They have quite a few nice features that I feel apply to your situation.
These are just a few I could think of off hand. I have never actually used these other than their intended purpose but the more I look into them the more I'd like to give them a try in a wide range of uses. Just a thought, good luck!