[Stoves] Peru Stove Projects?
csellers42 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 30 11:14:34 CST 2009
I am fond of any and all local materials that people will accept and hopefully even help build with - for example I love stone but in my areas no one seems to remember to use it for anything; ever. If aesthetics are not important, and some money is available, then metal (and cement block for stove bases and bricks for stove bodies) does indeed result in time saving. And of course if their are subsidies then people sometimes feel free to want to pick and choose the materials themselves - this can be true of planchas as well, since ones with holes in them offer at least the choice of exposing the pot bottom to the flame. And if larger commercial planchas are available, then every cook will ask for them - though they tend to use more firewood with these. Involving all involved with the design and instruction is always best, even if we don't always agree with the outcome (and then we might try tricks to provide the same quality stove, but for a lower
In earthquake prone areas a masonry chimney might be the only thing standing after one occurs, if properly/safely constructed! Here is a video I enjoyed from Peru of the construction of a stove with all mud bricks - I would be interested in any comments on the thick mud plancha (Dean commented on cement ones that I would like to see) that has pot holes which can only ever match certain pots:
From: Crispin Pemberton-Pigott <crispinpigott at gmail.com>
To: Discussion of biomass cooking stoves <stoves at listserv.repp.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 10:55:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Stoves] Peru Stove Projects?
What do you think about making a 'mud' brick chimney and insisting that as
part of the technology it be painted white to keep the heat in and
The metal flue in a cold place is a bad idea so we need a socio-technical
reason to dump it and its expense.
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