You can ‘bake’ your clay stove at home – with making a so-called PIT FIRE – the original method for baking clay. It dates back nearly 30,000 years ago. Your stoves need to be as dry as possible (to prevent cracking), so try to use any method on disposal to dry the clay properly. After the stoves have been drying indoors for 2 weeks, we laid … Continue reading Baking stoves in a pit fire
You can make your stove without any special tools (like plastic pipes). You need: clay (a mix of clay and sawdust and water) flat surface like wood cartboard paper your briquettes Start with making a paper template where you will form the stove. If you have 10cm briquettes, the stove should be 20cm wide and 30cm long. Form a 3-4cm thick clay base. … Continue reading Making with no tools required
Tube stove is the most simple design for a briquette stove. It is not as efficient as Holey Roket, but still achieves a great output, using the hole of the briquette as an extension of the combustion chamber – the flames are centered to the middle of the pot just like with the Holey Roket. Making of the Tube Stove ..is even easier than the … Continue reading Tube Stove – can the simple work?
Metal pot holders can be made to help us use our stove longer and easier: – to prolong the life of the ceramic stoves – an angle of the top part provides a firmer hold – enables using smaller pots on the stove Industrially made stoves often use cast-iron holder in one piece construction, but this is an alternative design that can be made … Continue reading Metal pot holders
Inexpensive brass wire was used to reinforce the ceramic stove construction. As we know, every ceramic liner breaks during cooking due to temperature differences in the monolith construction. Wire prevents the stove from falling apart and even if the stove is fully broken, it does not reduce the efficiency. The stove is now very durable and can be used for much longer time! Thank you … Continue reading Reinforce the stove with a wire
Some stoves tend to break during cooking due to big temperature differences in the stove’s body. There are some stoves already existing on the market that use the same principle of pre-cutting, so we tried to do it on the Holey Roket as well! Here are some basic steps of how to cut and bond the stove if you cut it AFTER the stove body … Continue reading Pre-cut the stove to avoid breaking
Please feel free to download Joshua Guinto’s thesis work on stoves development Download Realistic Evaluation of Stove Design Process by Joshua Guinto Wageningen University – Department of Social Sciences MSc Management of Agro-Ecological Knowledge and Social Change Specialization : Chair Group : Technology and Agrarian Development (TAD) Thank you Joshua for sharing this with us, your work is always a useful information and inspiration for … Continue reading Realistic Evaluation of Stove Design Process