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Lime Mortar Outdoor Kitchen

 
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Hi Folks.

Just thought I would post some pics of my lime mortar outdoor kitchen build.  
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Beautiful! Any information you could give about the structure and the appliances would be great.
 
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Sure Glenn!

The base structure is of round timbers in a cruck A frame construction on bedrock, oddly enough held together without nails instead using wire, and a tin roof.  Had pics of that skeleton, but can't find them.  The floor is made of paver stones and the walls are of recycled bricks and stone and a home recipe of slacked lime (putty) and sand.  Walls are some 5' in height and shutters will be installed above that to allow for air flow above in summer.  The shutters will also allow for cooking in inclement weather, and in winter.  Right now this upper section has been tarped off for this winter, not having had time to build the shutters.  There are still 3 layers of lime render that must be applied to the outside, but good for now.  The final coat will be a waterproofing lime render by adding fat to the base recipe.  The interior walls will be rendered also with three layers, and the finishing coat will have my dogs moult hair teased into it for strength.  
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Thus far there is the rocket oven built of stone, recycled brick, daub, marine clay, and lime mortar, again all materials found on my property with the exception of the hydrated lime to make putty, got from the hardware store.  Next is a "fire place" to make embers for BBQ and spit cooking in steel fire boxes, or when using dutch ovens.  The fire place again used recycled bricks, then lined that with a home recipe of insulating heat proof then fire proof renders;  putty, marine clay, sand, crushed brick, wood ash, and chaff.  This to allow for expansion with temps fluctuations.  Chimney is made of coffee can cylinders enclosed by the heat resistant mortar.  Heat shields are remnants of tin roofing with spacers.

There is yet to be built 2 rocket stoves, again using the same materials as sited above.  They are to be used with 15 gallon stock pots, and 1 specifically as a copper.   There will be a double stainless steel sinks with drip board, and a enamel laundry sink.  The door is a dutch door, the height of the walls and dutch door are to ensure my goats can't get in, as well as my guardian dog who likes very much to hang out in there.  I intend to install rain barrels along the drip line with a simple hand pump to move water in and out of the kitchen.  So, I'm about 70% done, and have all I need to pick up again once the snows have melted come Spring.

I was only able to dedicate a few hours per day on this project, as homesteading is a divers occupation.  Obviously I've had some help here and there with the heavier aspects of construction, but have been on my own beyond that.  "Not bad" says I, for a 62 year old with an ailing heart.  Apparently my time here is limited, I get the details tomorrow.  Statistically, I've 2 to 3 years at most.  So finishing the kitchen is part of my bucket list.

Cheers!  K
 
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Looks like I'll be spending more time on this planet after all.  
Dr. says I've made unexpected and remarkable improvement.
So looking forward to getting back at that Kitchen come Spring!

K
 
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Kate Michaud wrote:Looks like I'll be spending more time on this planet after all.  
Dr. says I've made unexpected and remarkable improvement.
So looking forward to getting back at that Kitchen come Spring!

K[/quote
Wonderful news Kate. I admire your strength and will.
Where did you get the know how to build your rocket stove and cooker?]

 
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Hi Kristen.

I gleaned info from different sources;  Permaculture, reenacting, natural building, then developed some design ideas of my own.  
I then sat down and patiently worked out what I thought were the most promising combinations, and got to work.
Made some mistakes that were forgiving (correctable), then held my breath as I lite that first fire.
To do it all again, for sure, I'd change a thing or two, but overall I'm quite happy with it.

Cheers!  K
 
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