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[Cob] masonry stovesSasha mrkflux at sezampro.yu
Tue Feb 24 04:19:03 PST 2004
Some material for reading http://www.bia.org/BIA/technotes/t19d.htm http://mha-net.org/index.htm Definitely the mother of all masonry stoves web sites,there is a book : A gide for practitioner by Heinz Maresh,book from 1943.There is almost all you need to know about technical aspects of kachelofens http://www.dataphone.se/~ncteknik/We_are_setting_up_a_Swedish_ceramic_stove.html this is what a kachelofen is,the best site I have found on the internet ,detaily pictures of a construction of a swedish traditional stove.Look at the back of the stove - it is built from ordinary bricks.The mortar is clay sand mixture 50% / 50 % http://www.geocities.com/~newliberty/masonry.pdf the missouri designed masonry stove. It can be definitely build "do it yourself".When you understand the principle it is stupidly easy.Just playing with the mud,like a kid. In Serbia the tradition says to mixture clay with some grain husks and work it in quite wet condition - the clay I mean. Basically,use ordinary bricks,firebricks only in the hotest part -the firechamber and first chanel,then ordinary bricks,make some chanels that moves the hot gases around,use two layers of brick -the core and the outside ,dont complicate to much - voilla, you have a masonry stove.It doesnt cost 10 000 $ but it will work excellent.This cheap stove will not last hundred of years like a 10 000 $ one ,depending on the usage,but 10-15 year almost sure,probably longer,there are some kachelofens here that have lasted for 30 years without rebuilding them.When its time is up,just torn it down and rebuild it again with some new bricks.Or just youse firebrick for the whole core of the stove,and it will outlast you .I think it fits great with a cob house,no I know it works great with a cob home,its also a tradition here.Cheap.I am planing to make myself one just for experiment and I let you know the results,but I doubt that there will be any problems.As I have said I have used kachelofens mortared with ordinary clay,some tiles broken ,some missing and replaced with a ordinary roof tile,actually two rooftiles glued with clay ,and no problems.I have built 10 kachelofens,so you know I know something about this stuff. About making tiles(kachels,fliese) for this stoves,I have experimented for a year about it ,but so far I have not resolved the problem of cracking of the tiles during drying and baking in the kiln,I think I know what is the problem but dont have acces to some equipment.It is hard to gain here any knowledge about pottery,no books,no one willing to help etc.Tiled stoves can be real art,but tiles are not necessary, all you need is a fire resistant core,and a heat storage. Sasha poor,unemployed, open source masonry stove builder www.geocities.com/frogkailo -- ...understand that the cure for the evils of liberty is more liberty, that liberty is the mother of order... On Monday 23 February 2004 11:32, you wrote: > Do you (Sasha) have any resources, recommended literature on how to home > make a masonry stove? In the States it is definately sold as being too > complex for "do it yourselfers"...I'm also very curious about the > tiles/homemade that you mentioned. > > Marlin > > info at outtathebox.org
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