Rethink Your Life!
Finance, health, lifestyle, environment, philosophy
The Work of Art and The Art of Work
Kiko Denzer on Art
Cob: Re: bench heaterJohn Schinnerer johns at eco-living.net
Thu Dec 14 14:01:07 PST 2000
Aloha, From: kajchr <kajchr at post10.tele.dk> > My question here is: I would like to try building the > combustion chamber itself in cob - if it can take the heat it´s very > low-cost, and I like that. I wonder if anyone else has tried that? How much > heat can cob take before it goes to pieces? What sort of temperatures do these combustion chambers reach? Cob ovens are typically fired to upwards of 600 deg. F. The inner layer is a clay/sand mix, no straw, in order to take the heat. Using firebrick to line the cob combustion chamber (as is done with the metal ones) would presumably help...? And...does anyone have a source for instructions/plans/etc. to make the metal-drum versions of these stoves, like the ones already built in various cob cottages here and there? John Schinnerer, MA ------------------------- - Eco-Living - Cultural & Ecological Designing Human Habitat Design john at eco-living.net http://eco-living.net
Solar powered hosting (from our cob office building) provided by: DeaTech Research Inc. using Debian Linux based servers. We highly recommend, use, and provide support services for Debian Linux.
If you should have any problems with this page or website, please send email describing the problem(s) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Modified: Wednesday, 09-Dec-2009 17:32:27 PST
If you wish to be permanently blocked from ever being able to send email to this domain, send your SPAM messages to: email@example.com