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Range retrofit!

 
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Here is the link to Donkey's board post!

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/1216/new-range-candidate-rocket-retrofit?page=1

Edit, pictures are down below!
 
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http://youtu.be/sC3YTm-83Yk

 
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Up and running!

 
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That is pretty neat!
 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:That is pretty neat!

Could be worse, i've had some luck, and there's some improvements to be done.

But thanks anyway!
 
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I LOVE IT.

Have you done much cooking on it?
Will this be your primary cooking place?
 
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Hi Mike.

Well, i haven't cooked on it yet. I need to sand the top! For the moment it is more of a feasibility experiment. But it might quickly get a space in my flat, to heat and cook. Won't be the primary cooking place tho. I love gas too much.
 
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So guys, the pictures on donkey's comming from facebook are disapearing, so i'l repost theses here.

It started with an old coal range given to me, in exchange for few vacuum cleaner bags.

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Then i started cutting the old beast. It's a range from the brand Coste, in France. If ever someone sees one for sell. They are pretty easy to retrofit i find. But the plasma cutter helps tremendously.

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Rotten oven
Rotten oven
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More rotten oven
More rotten oven
 
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Chrcking the fit of the door, with the flue element to be used as a firebox. Repairs of the oven, checking for fit and cuts in the front. Etc!

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insulating firebricks in the bottom
insulating firebricks in the bottom
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Checking riser fit
Checking riser fit
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Front cutout for moving the door.
Front cutout for moving the door.
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ready to be fitted.
ready to be fitted.
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Door Fitted
Door Fitted
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Hole plugged with the cutout. Thanks to the plasma cutter.
Hole plugged with the cutout. Thanks to the plasma cutter.
 
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Further refinements
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Backplate to hold the door.
Backplate to hold the door.
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Back Plate in place
Back Plate in place
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starting to draw lines onto the flue elements.
starting to draw lines onto the flue elements.
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Cutting the firebox. It is very short, 10 in.
Cutting the firebox. It is very short, 10 in.
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heat riser and firebox back.
heat riser and firebox back.
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Side view
Side view
 
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Firebox fitting.
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Completed firebox.
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another view showing the Petter Channel.
another view showing the Petter Channel.
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FItted in the box
FItted in the box
 
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Peter channel and following!
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Two pieces of tube made out of an old refrigerator stainless steel lining.
Two pieces of tube made out of an old refrigerator stainless steel lining.
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in place, held by wire. The front hole is where the grate shaker was.
in place, held by wire. The front hole is where the grate shaker was.
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Filled with vermiculite perlite mix (efiperl)
Filled with vermiculite perlite mix (efiperl)
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Firebricks for protection.
Firebricks for protection.
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Finished product.
Finished product.
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First fire, cooking duck breast directly on it.
First fire, cooking duck breast directly on it.
 
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Great job Max ; looks really good.
 
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So how does the performance compare with the old stove? I bet it's a lot cleaner, but does it give you similar range and oven temps, or a big difference one direction or another?

-Erica
 
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