Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Good Stove Portable

A portable "Good Stove" has been designed. This is for the convinence of some families who prefer to cook outdoors and would like to shift thier stove inside their house during the rainy days. The design is same as that of "Good Stove" except that it is a simple single stove.

Material required
A 15 liters tin can (most commonly available in India) costing about Rs. 10 to 20.
2 kgs cement, 4 kgs sand (Good Clay is another option)
6 bricks and gravel
3 nos 6 inchs length and 1/2 inch diameter steel - for making a stand for keeping the pot

Two 3 feet lenght and 3.5 to 4 inches diameter PVC pipes for moulding the elbow, which will be removed can be reused several times.

Time to make the Stove :
Half an hour

The Stove will be ready to use in next two to three days after curing with water.

Total cost about: $1

Advantages : All the above raw material is easily available in every village, even if the tin can gets rusted, the mould remains and can be maintained easily.

There is demand from the small families (4 to 5 members) and also those having alternative energy options would like to have one as standby.


Joseph Marshall said...

Hi, Dr. Reddy!

I'm a new fan of yours, but I've been making portable stoves and barbecue grills on and off for several years. Have you ever tried this one with secondary air openings 2/3 up for woodgas burning. Many of "rocket" designs like this could easily be modified that way and it might be a great addition of heat to the thermal mass.

Keep up the good work.

Sangeeta Shenoy said...

Wow. I am a big fan of diy projects. I like the way u make the stove cost effective n helpful for poor common man. Hats off.