old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers

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Re: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers

Post: #239946 LandDownUnder
Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:29 am

G'day
When we moved into our house there was an old rusty Aga type wood burner in a tin shed which the person we bought the house off said she used to boil horse feed on ? i was going to chuck it on the scrap heap but only due to the sheer weight of it did i decide it could stay, which is unusual for me as i will hoard anything........well it may come in handy lol, anyway i cleaned it up as best as was achievable and when we have barbies i throw some logs on and crank it up and boil up the tatty ash, yep we have the sausages etc but the English in me still makes sure theres some decent tatty ash available.

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Re: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers

Post: #287472 Tasmanianclassicchef
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:42 am

Hi everyone Just wondered if there would be any pictures of your Rayburn builds or finished projects.

Please and thankyou.

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Re: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers

Post: #287488 bonniethomas06
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:09 am

Ooh so jealous, the rented house we are moving from has a Stanley - I love it. Best pizza I have ever cooked if you put it on the bottom stone of the oven, and amazing flatbreads on the top hotplates.

It is oil though, so can't comment on solid wood, but sounds like a brilliant idea if you are disciplined about keeping it going.

Plus cats and dogs like to sleep next to it :-)
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Re: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers

Post: #287489 diggernotdreamer
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:39 pm

Never take an aga or stanley stove apart ....... jus saying, they never want to go back together, the heat makes the metal do strange stuff

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Re: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers

Post: #287498 Tasmanianclassicchef
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:32 am

well my Rayburn has to come apart, 32years on a homestead, now bound for my chef cave :) the flue box lower casting has cracked and broken because of years of water ingress so the engineering shop right across the road are going to add some much needed love in the form of iron to the old lady... at the moment I have started to pull it down without any major warping problems to the main frame of the 212sf. Stay tuned I will post progress pictures to the rebuild.

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Re: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers

Post: #287499 Tasmanianclassicchef
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:36 am

front door panel casting can stay on just the top is getting removed... so I won't have any majors, I will also replace all rope seals through out and all firebricks, and helpful hints would be grand!

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Re: old aga/rayburn solid fuel cookers

Post: #287502 Green Aura
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:08 am

I doubt it would warp if it was only used with wood. Some coal types would do it though.
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