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I’ve got an antique wood/solid fuel cooker, on the left hand side is a water tank and on the right hand side there is an oven, plus one very small oven that you could just about fit a jacket spud in.

 

The water tank is accessed via the lift up lid on the left - only once used it to heat water and what came out wasn’t something I’d be keen to use - a nice blueish green colour. I’m guessing it would become clearer if it was used regularly, but I have no need to do so.

 

I’m thinking about using the water tank to create some form of thermal mass that will continue to radiate some heat long after the stove has gone out.

 

I’m leaning towards putting sand into the tank, but don’t know if that would work or cause some issues further down the line (if it needed to come out, that isn’t a problem as the tank lifts out with ease).

 

Anyone had any experience of this or have any suggestions for options?

 

 

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Fill it with firebricks. Job done. We re bricked our old stanley stove last year and it made a noticeable difference. Lovely looking stove by the way.


Firebricks! Hadn’t thought about that and I’ve got some sitting in the shed!

Yes it is a lovely stove, I think it could be French from the detail on it - but that might be a red herring. Can’t find anything like it online

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Firebricks.....what about old storage heater bricks....they are there to store heat and emit it over a long period!

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18 minutes ago, spudulike said:

Firebricks.....what about old storage heater bricks....they are there to store heat and emit it over a long period!

Yup that's the type I would want to use. nice and dense and heavy

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I would say any vermiculite material , bricks , boards or beads .

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Problem with any bricks is they wont fit neatly so wont conduct the heat away from the water tank so maybe a risk of the tank burning out? Sand clearly would make good contact with the tank. If you do use bricks the night storage ones would make a great thermal store 

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