new videos
hot off the press!  
    more about rocket
mass heaters here.

more videos from
the PDC here.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

incorporating a rocket mass stove into an outdoor cooking area  RSS feed

 
Morana Revel
Posts: 37
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am planning an outdoor cook area. I would like a cob oven and some form of grill area. I would like to incorporate a rocket mass stove into the design.

Eventually, this area will become an outdoor kitchen and all around entertaining area.



Anyone already have something like this? plans? idea on how to arrange things to take the most advantage of the wood/heat?
 
Hans Quistorff
pollinator
Posts: 774
Location: Longbranch, WA
42
chicken goat rabbit solar tiny house wofati
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I made my outdoor barrel cook stove with this method. I selected a barrel that had two raised ribs around it. I cut the barrel in half between the ribs and cut the end with the bungs off one inch below the level of the barrel [about two inches below the rim] using a large adjustable wrench open just enough to fit over the cut edge I pried the one inch out slightly so that it would fit over the bottom half. I cut the remaining piece lengthwise along the welded seem so that I could turn it upside down and snap it over the rib of the lower half. I cut matching square holes in the top and bottom pieces below the rib but leaving several inches for sand and ashes in the bottom of the barrel. Before I pounded the top on tight I added the draft and after burn draft and the opening for the chimney. The stove pipe hole is made by drawing a line around the stove pipe circumference half way between the two bungs next to the rim on one side. Cut from the center of the circle to the edge so the each radius is 1/2 inch from the last at the circumference. then bend the resulting little triangles inward at right angles to the top. Make sure the crimped end of the pipe will fit in the hole then bend the tips of the triangles up to hold it in place. Make a two inch steel pipe six inches shorter than the height of your stove. threaded on one end and screw it into the inside of the large bung. To make the after burn draft start with a threaded nipple and an elbow that will screw into the inside of the small bung. cut a pipe that will go from that elbow to the side opposite the stove pipe thread it and add an elbow and screw the other end into the first elbow. repeat to the side with the large bung and then to the stove pipe. The last two pieces of pipe can have hole drilled through them because as the air expands it will come out the sides as well as the end to burn the smoke going up the stove pipe.

This stove could be mounted in a masonry structure with a small barrel above the smoke going around it to make an oven. If it is convenient to feed the fire from the back of your structure then put the stove pipe above the door. Then the front cooking area can be shielded from the heat on the side of the barrel by the masonry. If the fire must be tended from the front then put the top on with the stove pipe opposite the door. If the stove can be mounted on the end of your structure then you could have two sides shielded from the heat. That opens the possibility of multiple ovens above your cook surface and grill.

I hop this gives you some idea of the possibilities.
 
Morana Revel
Posts: 37
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hans Quistorff wrote:This stove could be mounted in a masonry structure with a small barrel above the smoke going around it to make an oven. If it is convenient to feed the fire from the back of your structure then put the stove pipe above the door. Then the front cooking area can be shielded from the heat on the side of the barrel by the masonry. If the fire must be tended from the front then put the top on with the stove pipe opposite the door. If the stove can be mounted on the end of your structure then you could have two sides shielded from the heat. That opens the possibility of multiple ovens above your cook surface and grill.

I hop this gives you some idea of the possibilities.


It does help.

The closest I have found is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmZjK1VHxvs

While the bench would be great in the winter, I mostly use the outdoor area in the summer. So I would need some way to block off the bench during the summer so it doesnt gather and store the heat. But it does open up the area for a lot of cold weather use.

As for feeding from the rear or front, I have plenty of space, so I can place it about anywhere - that would not be an issue. I am thinking more along the lines of having a very large meal all layed out at once. Bread in the cob oven, several pot boiling type deal.

 
I agree. Here's the link: http://stoves2.com
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!