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Burning charcoal- UMC-CH1 Charcoal Burner Module
Lanny Henson May 13 2006

Joao's Clay Vesto Stove - Maputo
Crispin Pemberton-Pigott, New Dawn Engineering, Swaziland, May 2006
Joao da Conceicao

Joao's Clay Vesto

Lanny Henson April 2006

See additional photos at http://www.lanny.us/grate.html

Finding a simple to make grate for cook stoves has been a problem. Most
grates require some king of complicated punching, welding or expanding.
Well I built a stove that uses a grate, the top lit stove is not remarkable
but the grate has promise.

"Good Stove" Rocket Stove Design, and "Good Stove" Rocket Stove Application, Rocket stove model - request for suggestions and advice Blogs
Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India May 2006
GEO GEOECOLOGY ENERGY ORGANISATION

Dung, brick and clay rocket stove prototype blogs for comment.

Cook Stove
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia April 2006

Low Cost Wood Gas Stove
Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India April 2006

Look at this blog of a wood gas stove developed with community participation.
A low-cost portable Woodgas stove has been developed based on the Garlington’s downdraft gasifier model stove. A small tin can of 3.5 inches diameter and 5 inches height (“Lactogen” tin can) is used for making the Wood-gas stove. For grate an aluminum wire is used at the bottom. Primary and secondary air slits are puctured into the tin to make the stove. A tin sheet or bricks or mud and stone can be used for the skirt and fire place.

For fuel one inch length small pencil size sticks (pruned twigs) or shavings and chips of wood from a carpenter’s workshop can be used. This stove burns for about 8 minutes with the wood gas generated and later on the resultant charcoal burns for next 5 to 8 minutes giving sufficient heat for boiling one liter of milk or one person can take bath with the boiled water.

Price : Rs. 2/- (Rupees two only)
Time for making it : 20 to 30 minutes
Efficiency : Highly efficient as compared to rocket stove.

This stove has the following advantages:
Requires only small wood pieces – saves trees
Batch feeding – lit and forget
Low cost any one can make it and use
Light weight - highly portable

Note: Preferably should be used in good ventilation conditions.

Martin's Stove Term Lexicon
Martin Boll, April 2006

Martin Boll has created a list of stove terms in German, English, Dutch and French.

Download the Stove-words-G-E-D-F-26-apr-2006.xls Excel file or if you have Created an Account and Logged in you will see an attached Excel file which youcan click on to download.

Add new languages to the file and upload it or send it to stoves@trmiles.com. We will post the results for general use.

South Asia Regional Workshop on Indoor Air Pollution, Health and Household Energy
27-28 February 2006, Kathmandu, Nepal
Practical Action February 2006

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