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Building a 2x3 is only the first step in our comprehensive stove program.
It takes about 2-3 hours for one of Proyecto Mirador’s technicians to build an Estufa Dos por Tres stove in a home with our materials and certain supplies from the family.
Builders also use GPS to record the location of every stove they build. We now have more than 113,000 stove locations in our database.
The family builds a base and has the adobe block ready for cutting to the proper size.
Adobe block or bricks are put in place to form the outside walls of the Dos por Tres stove.
Interior walls are built to facilitate the flow of air, drawing smoke and soot up the chimney.
Specially manufactured ceramic pieces form the firebox where the wood will burn.
The exterior of the stove is finished and the inside of the cavity is smoothed.
The chimney base prevents burns.
The top is levelled, the plancha is set in place, and cement is smoothed on.
The stove cavity is filled with wood ash as insulation.
A hole is cut in the roof for the chimney and sealed by the beneficiary.
The stove is finished and dries for a day before it's ready for use.