Here is the link to Donkey's board post!
Edit, pictures are down below!
Does the hot water still work ?
What is the estimated power output ?
Performance Wise, t's rather similar to an original range, as for the cooktop. May be a smidge underpowered, as a standalone with a stubbey chimney. But with the 11m of chimney i have now, it' a monster. I love itn from boiling to simmering, everything is doable. But the oven is shit! I've transformed it into a bell, and filled it with firebricks. As well as the tray space bellow. It needs bricks piled up all around to accumulate the heat. And would be best followed by a bell. Also, treating the whole innards as a bell oven could be done too. Cutting the original oven, and tray storage, building a brick bell lining all around the Inside walls. Using this as an accumulating oven. That could be done too. Or else, use the firebox as an accumulating oven, as per this latest thread.
And a nice range make, is this one.
I don't know how the side door batch would work as an oven, but this could be possible.
David. The one i have used is a "Coste" , cheapish steel construction, which is pretty easy to cut through. for implementing the different parts.
With Vortex and Patamos, we've discussed the subject too.
Where i was sugesting a Broken riser, as per Matthewwalker's invention. Which would go to the front and side. The top part of the riser is slanted instead of straight. This could help with longer burning time, so less soot. Better burning and mixing.
If you end up buying one on leboncoin, i'll try to "see" what is possible and help you from affar. I live in the alps, and never go to your side of France.
Erika, i haven't goten round to find a testo sniffer to test it!
John McDoodle wrote:This thing is awesome! Great concept idea
I'm curious, What materials did you use for the burn box and riser? Are they custom made/cast or store bought?
Store bought. There's two makers which were doing that sort of stuff in Italy.
Landini and Tona. Landini seems to have discontinued their range.
In the US, i can't remember who did any of this kind of stuff. There was a thread at donkey's, stating the potential suppliers. For round, you can always turn to schiedel. And for anything square, use bricks and pizza slabs. Or check foundry supplies.
As for the outcome of this one. Warms the place madly, but it's a pain in the ass to load/refill. Primary air isn't big enough. Primary heat extraction is real big, as is the stir fry possibilities when hot. Barely any storage of heat at all. But plenty of leftover heat to recover further. Oven was crap. Filled it with bricks.
If you're into ranges
Check theses two.
Not pure rocket. But they seem to work. And you could do a proper rocket with that look too.
John McDoodle wrote:So the burn box and riser are made of ceramic or fired clay I'm guessing? What exactly is schiedel? I'm located in Canada
Well, it's fired clay with grog in there. May be a lesser proportion than a firebrick tho. Schiedel is a german brand.
Carefull, thoses crack with heat. Once or twice. And then move around as needed when the stresses are taken out.
You'll have to do a bit of research
i know that in my system i got a 50 F to 75 F temp increase in my oven by tightening my door and seal. what i did was modified the oven cleaning lock to lock the door tighter on my oven door and made sure the oven seal was making good contact.
leaving my oven inline does decrease the heat through the mass bench so i am thinking of designing a partial 50 gal barrel modified to fit on the top of my bell with insulation lining it and being able to bake inside that instead. i just wont be able to cook on top and bake at the same time like i can now.
i have two wood cook stoves and this interests me in a way i need to do enough research to build one to bake with and heat with.
The first thing i want to warn you about, the feeding is a pain on my range retrofit. I'm working on two solutions; but since i have tons to do. It's not progressing at all for the moment.
The size of the firebox is limited, to to the riser's height. Which obviously can't extend past the cast iron. Except if you make the oven above, and exit in the oven. That's one of the solitions i'm envisioning. Bleck or white oven in a brick bell next to the range, the flue gases hit the oven first, then pass under the cast iron cooking plate. Mind you, this is not verry good for frying.
Next solution, using the cast iron plate as the top of the firebox. Good for frying. Then it goes into the oven, and passes back under the other part of the cast iron cooking top for slow cooking. Then can heat a bell or a bench. But that's another part.
Another solution i have envisioned, with Indipendenteenergy, the vertical batch. Where the batch rocket is transformed again, into a J, but with a bigger feed tube, and a port, to add turbulence. With a top obviously. I don't know if a feed tube cast iron top would do for cooking. Check my workshop heater, for the batch box cast iron top plate. One detail, if using the vertical batch arangement, cross air feed should still be used.
The top plate dropped once or twice. With seemingly no ill effect. No smoke into the room. So i think it's possible to raise it to feed the stove.
Another thing which could be your solution, matthewwalker's riserless cores. Unknown territory for me so far.
One thing, i think it's always better to scrap the range, and just keep the important parts. Like doors, cast iron top etc. And build from bricks. Another thing. Carefull, they're soo ^powerfull, that they can overhgeat your house.
Russell Dinning wrote:I have 1.2 m of height to play with in the original firebox and ash pit on the left of the unit. When you look at the pictures the oven door is in the right the little rectangular panels around beside and below the oven are ash clean outs these are in the flue gas path around the oven
Remember, it's no fun to kneel to feed the stove. On the range retrofit, even stacked on four bricks, the top of the firebox is at 40cm from the floor or so. Besides of that, off you go, get started!
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