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2008 MHA Annual Meeting

The Energy Saving Stove

"This stove belongs to all the people in the world living in sparsely wooded areas, living with the three stone fire that causes lung and breath diseases."

by Richard Jussel

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To: Norbert Senf <mheat(at)heatkit.com>
From: Richard Jussel <shorty.feuermacher(at)telering.at>
Subject: Re: Thank you
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008

Norbert:
The idea for this stove came in 1999, and a team from The Austrian Tile Stove Association helped to make this stove close to perfection.
I have been using the name "The Energy Saving Stove", which is designed for heating and cooking.
This stove belongs to all the people in the world living in sparsely wooded areas, living with the three stone fire that causes lung and breath diseases.
It should help to make a cleaner kitchen environment and to save fire wood.
The stove has an overall efficiency of 84 % (European method) for cooking and heating.
It keeps water bowls warm for more than 6 hrs when the fire has stopped.
The energy saving stove is built only with unburned clay bricks and a few part of scrap iron to strenghten the cover that carries the load
of the big water bowls.
This ensures that it is nearly 100 % appropriate technology.
So, I am pleased if you publish this idea that could be replicated all over in the world where our Mother Earth and her inhabitants need protection.

With best regards
Richard
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Stove description

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association


Raw material for bricks. A local fatty clay and sharp sand.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Finished mix ready to be tamped into mold.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Using a simple foot operated mold. Foot pressure on the board releases the brick.
The bricks air dry for 3 weeks.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
The bricks are dipped on the edges that will be mudded.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Building the base.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Making a very flat clay surface for layout work.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Chopping bricks to length with a cleaver. The bricks are surprisingly hard - a good mix.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Inside corner is rounded for smooth gas flow.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Firebox layout.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Fitting one of the three pots. This is the only metal on the stove, except for the damper plate and a bit
of reinforcing here and there using scrap metal.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Creating a gas slot.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Smoothing out the exit run.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Rounded corner at exit to chimney, to minimize friction.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Laying out the exit box for the chimney connection.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
This is where the stove exits into the chimney.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association


scraping out a groove for the sliding damper plate, using the trowel edge.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Fitting the damper.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Laying out the covering for the top, which will need to hold 3 pots.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Fitting bricks around the sliding clay firebox doorl.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Preparing to fit the pot to the bricks by wetting the bricks. This softens them so they can be shaped.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Using the cleaver to shape the bricks.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Fitting the wok.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Reinforcing using scrap metal

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Building the exgterior chimney. Stove connection is visible at back

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Scraping through a hole for the rear channel cleanout.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Wetting the stove to get it ready for plaster.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Truing up the inside.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Punching a hole in the sliding damper to hold a nail as a stop in the open position.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Chimney clean out plug

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Plug is mortared in place. When mortar is dry, trowel is used to scrape plug free, making for a tight fitting plug.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Bake oven sliding door.

fire
Lighting the curing fire.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Sliding firebox door with air holes

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Cured stove.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Making a plug for the wok hole, when the wok is being used to serve food at the table.
First the wok is used to form a clay mold for the plug.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
A wire lifting handle is fabricated.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Clay mold is lined with plastic.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Plug is cast from clay (adobe) mix with handle inserted.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Cooking the first meal.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Checking the bake oven. Raking out a bed of coals.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Inserting cake pan with cake.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Finished cake.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Retrofit improvements: weak areas are reinforced with sisal fiber and clay.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Wetting the repair area in preparation for patching.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Strips of sisal rope are embedded in the clay patch.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
A piece of burlap is embedded in clay to reinforce the rear deck area.

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
This film was made so that people can learn to build the stove from watching it.


Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
The purpose of this Energy Efficiency Clay Stove is to save fuel, and so that poor people around the world can live in
a little more comfort (no smoke in the kitchen, being able to cook while standing or sitting).

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
The stove is built almost entirely of clay, and is therefore affordable for everyone.
This wood fired cookstove was conceived and developed by Richard Jussel, master stove mason www.feuermacher.com
in co-operation with:

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Working on this video project were:

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
Cameraman: ---- Michael Kramer
Helper: ---------- Enrico Landwehr
Brickmaker: ------Regina Schleyer
Chief mason: -----Martin Schleyer

Clay cooking stove developed by the Austrian Tile Stove Association
www.oekohof-schleyer.de

You can order a copy of this video (5 Euros for the 30 minute short version, 10 Euros for the 3 hour long version)
from Martin

See also,

2007 Photo Report
2006 Photo Report
2004 Photo Report
2003 Photo Report
2002 Photo Report
2001 Photo Report
2000 Photo Report
1999 Photo Report
1998 Photo Report
1997 Photo Report

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