Converting a tiled stove


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Converting a tiled stove

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Soon I'll be moving into an old town house that has 3 tiled stoves, one in each of the rooms.
The apartment now has gas heating but the stoves still remain.
Originally we wanted to remove them but now I'm thinking of leaving one and possibly turning it into a pizza oven.
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I don't know exactly which design these are, but when I remove the 2 unwanted ones I can get a good idea of what to expect in the third.
Here's some plans of how they look generally:

https://www.google.pl/search?q=piec+...+kaflowy+plany

and attached are 2 from my new home
 
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Old 01-28-17, 02:14 PM
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Sorry, I don't know what happened with those pictures, but anyway, the first pic is a stove I will remove, the second is the one I plan to keep (in the kitchen).
 
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Old 01-28-17, 03:29 PM
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Welcome to the forum. I assume you are not in the U.S. This is primarily a North American forum. I have never heard of a tiled stove. Maybe someone else has. Is this a type of heater? Is it gas, wood, kerosene or something else.
 
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Old 01-28-17, 03:41 PM
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I'm guessing the OP is from Poland based on the link he left.

It appears that a tiled stove is the same as a room heater or possibly like a wall furnace that we have here.

You said you now have gas heating.
What method do the tiled stoves use to make heat ?


Can you turn one into a pizza oven..... maybe ?
Don't forget a pizza oven needs to be +450f to be effective and that tiled oven may not be able to handle that type of heat.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I'm Irish but I've been living in Poland for the last few years. To be honest I never heard of a tiled stove either but they were pretty popular here in the past. The apartment was built in 1902 and I don't know when these were installed, but they're old and I've heard they're making a comeback in Germany at the moment.
Anyway, they're wood-fired heaters, and they're quite tall so I was thinking that somewhere near the top I could make a place for a pizza/bread oven.
I don't know how hot exactly they can reach inside because the idea is to not get too hot to the touch on the outside (about 170f) but I know that they will easily get to 300f on the inside, definitely more, but I don't know how much more
 
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If they are no longer used do they still have a working vent for the smoke?
 
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Yes of course they still have
 
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I think that sounded a bit "smartass", I wanted to just say yes but there's a minimum 25 characters
I think the vent is near the bottom, meaning (I think) the pizza oven part would need to be sealed from the bottom part unless I want my room to fill up with smoke everytime I light it up.
 
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The pics don't clearly show the doors. If one is for inserting wood and the one below it is for ash removal [just guessing] where would you do the cooking? it looks like there is a flue at the top/back.
 
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Sorry yea, I didn't take the pictures and they weren't taken specifically of the stoves.
I got confused with one I saw in another house and I didn't notice the flue in that picture, probably the other one is the same.
Well, my idea is so make a hole in the front and build an oven, but it's just an idea I don't know if it would work.
 
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While it's possible that could be done I doubt it would be worth the effort. I've never seen a stove like that before but assume the chamber above the firebox holds the smoke [and heat] before it goes out the flue.
 
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Old 01-29-17, 04:23 AM
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According to the images in the link you provided the space where you propose to "build an oven" is needed as a passage for a change in direction of heat and smoke.
If you change the original design the outside surfaces may get very hot and/or smoke may not exit the chimney.
 
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So it's a bad idea I suppose
I definitely don't want to create something dangerous, either by getting too hot or releasing smoke.
 
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Old 01-29-17, 06:12 AM
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Would you not want to keep at least one of those heaters in operating condition for nostalgic reasons and back up heat.

They look to be very well made and once gone may not be able to be easily replaced.
 
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Yes we'll definitely keep one, just paint it. But it would've been cool to have two uses for it
 
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I don't know how hot the tiles would get but you'd need a paint that would both adhere well to them and withstand whatever temperature they get to.
 
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Seemingly the outside shouldn't go above 170f, and yes it needs special paint
 
 

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