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[Cob] cobbing a metal wood stoveCharmaine Taylor dirtcheapbuilderbooks at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 15:00:52 CST 2008
Nope. It's just not building season in my neck o' the woods ___________ I saw Uli's comment- and it seems true that late fall is not cobbing time due to rains, and starting a project so late in the season. I just gave a way a cheap boxwood metal wood burning stove- freestanding-- they crack easily and are not that efficient I got it free, and just gave it to a guy and showed him how to fix the "crack" problem by cobbing over much of the body of the stove, and having a nice mass to help warm his garage shop. Here in N. Calif. it gets cold and many use wood to heat in shops and garages, and homes. I wanted the fun of doing it myself, but just have too many other projects, plus I got a tall 1900s parlor stove- free- with all the filagiree, and wing plates and fancy parts that sat in the house parlors 100 years ago. it is in good shape, but I may still cob around the plain metal body to capture heat and help warm the covered patio where it will sit. these 5 'tall parlor designs are so fancy, like metal art- and you can find them all tarted up and re dipped in "silver" chrome-- and sell for $3500 to $4500!! beat up they sell for $300-+ or free on freecycle once in a while at www.davidsheen.com there are pics of the Rogman stove and others that have cob around the metal stove, and it looks so organic and natural to combine the best of both materials. this one has cob, but as a shell to capture and hold the heat http://www.ilovecob.com/ashan/cascadiacob/cob0550.htm -- same here-- a shell of cob- http://www.ilovecob.com/ashan/cascadiacob/cob0400.htm Ms. Charmaine Taylor/ Taylor Publishing Toll Free Order: 1-888-441-1632 www.dirtcheapbuilder.com www. papercrete.com PO Box 375, Cutten CA 95534