hi.. we have an AGA stove.. the AGA's are a heat storage range cooker.
have been looking at ways to convert it to fire on a rocket conversion.. any ideas??
Regarding how long it stays hot when fire goes out.. 3 days before you can start to work on it and still it is quite warm..
when the the top of oven temperature is 420 degrees f i can still put my bare hands on the flue box right where it exits the stove..
Thank you again for feedback.. Our aga is running on coke (hence the contemplation)
They were designed to run 365 days a year.. Lots of insulation.. The heat given off is minimal, around 1000 watts.. Over the year it consumes 1.5 tons of coke.. It weighs about 3/4 ton..
no fire bricks in an aga.. all cast iron..
when the the top of oven temperature is 420 degrees f i can still put my bare hands on the flue box right where it exits the stove.. excellent heat retention..
if you want to use the stored heat for heating you have to open the oven door or lift the insulated lid on the hottest hot plate.. otherwise the heat given off is no more than 12 people standing in a room..
Very solid castings throughout including both ovens..
Modern aga's only run on oil gas or electricity.
The firebox lends itself to an adaption of a small rocket burner and could possibly be overheated once a day and run on stored heat.. The feed would be thru the ash droor..
What do you think?
(still looking for a drawing of the solid fuel aga to post)
hello len.. i understand the the aga firebox is a little large.. was thinking of inserting another firebox/riser inside.. the hotplate would become similar to the top of the drum shown in rmh design.. gases would then go down inside the existing cast firebox/hopper then follow the existing path thru the aga..