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close this bookAppropriate Community Technology - A Training Manual (Peace Corps; 1982; 685 pages)
View the documentThe Farallones Institute Rural Center
View the documentCHP International, INC.
View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsPhase I: Introduction to training
close this folderPhase II: Earthen construction and fuel-saving cookstoves
View the documentPhase II Calendar
View the documentSession 1. Environmental health and sanitation
View the documentSession 2. Traditional methods of cooking: an introduction to cookstove technologies
View the documentSession 3. Fuel-saying cookstoves: gathering information
View the documentSession 4. Cookstove design and innovations
View the documentSession 5. Thinking in pictures: introduction to design drawing
View the documentSession 6. Introduction to independent study
View the documentSession 7. Cookstove operation function and design principles
View the documentSession 8. Understanding the cookstove design process and soil mixes
View the documentSession 9. Insolation meter construction
View the documentSession 10. Cookstove construction
View the documentSession 11. Nature of volunteerism: expectations beyond training
View the documentSession 12. Food issues
View the documentSession 13. The role of the volunteer in development: definition of appropriate technology
View the documentSession 14. Stove promotion and dissemination
View the documentSession 15. Explaining completed cookstoves
View the documentSession 16. Evaluating cookstove efficiency
View the documentSession 17. Diagnosing and repairing malfunctioning cookstoves
View the documentSession 18. Other responses to fuel scarcity
View the documentSession 19. Charcoal production and stoves
View the documentSession 20. Custom and food
View the documentSession 21. Design and construction of the second stove part one: stove base
View the documentSession 22. Alternative cookstoves: presentations
View the documentSession 23. Basic nutrition
View the documentSession 24. Cookstove operation
View the documentSession 25. Cookstove development and innovation
View the documentSession 26. Cookstove information and resources/ evaluation of cookstove training
Open this folder and view contentsPhase III: Pedal/treadle power
Open this folder and view contentsPhase IV: Solar water heaters
Open this folder and view contentsPhase V: Solar agricultural dryers
Open this folder and view contentsPhase VI: Concluding the program: The energy fair
Open this folder and view contentsAppendices

Session 22. Alternative cookstoves: presentations

Total time:

1 hour


* To discuss experiences gained during stove construction
* To compare and contrast the construction of the second group of cookstoves with the first
* To discuss alternatives to sheetmetal stove pipes
* To discuss chimney safety


Evans and Boutette, Lorena Stoves, pp. 66-68, 72, 108


Recently completed cookstoves, old stovepipe with creosote buildup

Trainer Notes

Before beginning this session, list the discussion questions on newsprint (or make copies for distribution). See Step 2.


Step 1. (5 minutes)
Introduce the session objectives and activities.

Step 2. (45 minutes)
Have each group present and explain their newly completed cookstoves.

Trainer Notes

Have the groups present and discuss their stoves, answering the following questions:

* What criteria were used when designing the stove?
* What was learned during the construction of the cookstove?
* What would you do differently next time?
* If your stove has a chimney, what sort of chimney was built and why? Were alternative materials used?
* How did your second stove construction activity compare with the first?
* What different approaches to problem-solving were used?

Encourage questions and discussion from the group at the end of each presentation.

Step 3. (10 minutes)
Discuss chimney safety.

Trainer Notes

* Have a piece of old stovepipe with a heavy creosote buildup to circulate among the participants.

* Ask the participants to explain how and why creosote buildup occurs and why it is dangerous.

* Discuss briefly the maintenance, safety and insulation of chimney pipes.

* Examine the advantages of alternative stovepipe materials for insulation and minimizing creosote buildup.

* Refer the participants to Lorena Stoves, for further information.

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