2016 MHA Annual Meeting
Traditional Black Forest Kachelgrundofen
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firebox is used as a base for a wide of designs and available
build is a Kachelofen design with cooktop.
Kachel sections using Ortner
Schmitz sets up the Kacheln for bonding.
Keramic donated the Kacheln to the MHA auction, as part of the entire
retail value is approx. $2800.00 US.
Ortner KMS heat exchange channel system.
donated the channels, mortar and other materials to the MHA auction,
with a retail value of approx $2500.00
entire set of components (see below) retails for approx. $9400.0 US,
and was also generously donated to MHA.
Schmitz applies clay refractory mortar the traditional way, by hand.
KMS channels being built up.
Schmitz start the clay brick shiner backing for the plaster backwall of
is a bench in front.
the cleanouts for fit.
the cooktop for fit.
the modular prefbricated Kachel sections.
Schmitz (left) is the fourth member of the crew.
demo of tools used for truing the Kacheln prior to installation.
the clay/sand plaster prior to sponge finishing.
is installed. Support for this temporary install is provided by the
modular Euro packing crate.
for the pizza party.
the plaster starting to dry around the exit hole.
the short chimney, long channels, and wet heater the draft needed a
boost from a "Wok-it stove", custom fabricated by
Moore for the auction.
custom cooktop has a machined recess with a leather insert to create a
knife holder. Cool feature!
cleanout cover. It is set in clay/sand mortar and therefore easily
removable and resettable while being airtight
the same time.
Yoshimizu from Japan cooks "Japanese pizzas" made from a fish dough.
They were absolutely delicious.
pattern as the stove heats up and ages.
party in full swing.
of the knife slot from the bottom.
Buursma got a fantastic deal on the stove at the MHA auction. It went
for $6,215.00, and has a retail value
of $14,550.00. Fortunately,
Carsten Homstead had room for it in his new Dodge van for the trip home.
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