[Stoves] granite top ok for wood cook stove
rongretlarson at comcast.net
Sun Jan 18 21:42:01 CST 2009
I have no idea whether the granite pieces will work for very long
without cracking- but I sure hope you can give it a try. I have had a
chance once to broil on a polished stone once (brought hot to the table -
and it was very satisfying.
I once spent quite a few weeks trying to build a charcoal-making stove
under a "mitad" - the ceramic cook "plate" used throughout Ethiopia, See
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVB2fYJ8miQ for a possible way to beef up
your own stone surface. My mitad lasted about ten days, I seem to recall.
The beauty of ceramic was the way the oil seeped into the surface - much
better than could be done with metal.
The secret for you will be not clamping inappropriately, allowin
undersurface (sliding?) support, free movement of the edges, slow rises in
temperature, and as uniform a slab temperature as you can achieve.
Can you tell us more about the type of cooking that you need to
satisfy? And the stoves types you hope to replace?
----- Original Message -----
From: "dan mckee" <anudan at hotmail.com>
To: <stoves at listserv.repp.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2009 5:16 PM
Subject: [SPAM][Stoves] granite top ok for wood cook stove
I am a new member,living in the Philippines. I have some Chinese granite
kitchen counter tops pieces left over from building. I found an Approvecho
design foto on the internet showing a rectangular sheet metal box,on angle
bar legs,having a chimney out the back,a rocket stove fire burner in the
front and a flat metal or steel griddle as the top of the stove. My question
is,can I use the leftover granite as the top stove plate or will it
eventually crack? If I use a steel plate how thick or thin do you recommend?
What size should I make the box to maximize the heating potential? Not much
rice grown where I live.
Are there any expats or stove builders here in the Philippines,with some
experience? Yes,I have seen the rice huul stove.
Thanks for your wonderful service in helping conserve the planets wood
supply and share information.
Dan "Anubuddha" McKee
Destiny Wellness Center
Love who you are
Live what you love
Email: anudan at hotmail.com
Web : www.anubuddha.com
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