A step-by-step guide to building your own super-efficient rocket powered oven. The most comprehensive build-your-own project of it's type by leading Australian alternative technology innovators, Tim Barker and Joel Meadows.
Learn the fundamentals of rocket stove design that powers the oven, and choose between one of two designs to build. A Black Oven, which reuses an existing gas or electric oven and a White Oven, which can be made using 2 x 200lt (44 gal) drums.
Most materials required for the build are cheap and can be easily found. In fact, you may have some of them laying around your home, just crying out to be used.
A great do-it-yourself project or get together with a small group for even more fun.
Tim Barker and Joel Meadows take you through a step-by-step guide to building an extremely cheap, rocket powered oven using easy to access materials such as bricks, clay and reclaimed steel barrels. These designs may not quite have the domed top elegance that has made the backyard cob pizza oven so trendy, but they do have a farm yard charm of their own. And rather than taking hours to heat up to cook a couple of pizzas (often only used once a year!), these are super efficient, and very practical ovens. Both Tim and Joel use theirs on a daily basis. Their potential as a genuinely sustainable backyard fixture of the future is very high.
In the first section you’ll learn about the fascinating principles of the rocket stove, and in subsequent sections they will get down to the detailed business adding on the oven.
To complete the projects yourself, you’ll need a handful of common tools, and a little confidence using them, but the process will demand nothing beyond the scope of the most casual backyard tinkerer.
About 114-128 pages (on iPad) with 64 illustrations
Table of Contents
About this volume
Foreword: the future of fire
- Conventional stoves
- The anatomy of a rocket stove
- How a rocket stove works
- Rocket stove power unit
- Black oven
- White oven
Building your rocket stove ‘power unit’
- The mock up
- Starting the stove
- Final placement
- The final build
Building a black oven
- The baffle plate
Building a white oven
- Barrel safety
- How the white oven works
- Making the inner barrel
- Making the outer barrel
- The shelves
- The door
- Building the door latch
- Insulating and covering the oven
- The stand
- Final touches
- Controlling the beast, or how to cook with your oven.
- Taking care of your beast
- Tips and tricks
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