Win a copy of The Tourist Trail this week in the Writing forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dave Burton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Greg Martin

Caution when using glass cook tops...

Posts: 118
  • Likes 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I've recently experimented with placing an old electric 'glass' hob above the heat riser of my 6" J tube rocket in my workshop.

It's worked well for a month or so with daily fires of up to 5 or 6 hours, but today I had a roaring fire going and the whole top exploded and shattered...! Fortunately I was wearing some reading glasses and a thick coat so I suffered no injuries.

I know several forum posters have used or are using cooker 'glass' tops with no issues. All I would say is be very careful when choosing this type of surface and try to ensure beforehand, it can take the fierce heat from a rocket in the long term.
straws are for suckers. tiny ads are for attractive people.
Switching from electric heat to a rocket mass heater reduces your carbon footprint as much as parking 7 cars
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!