Course on Gymse Stove Construction

What are Gymse Stoves?

They are counterflow stoves associated with a bell bench that extract all the calorific power from wood and can heat for a long time with fewer loads. Unlike regular stoves where you need to constantly feed it wood to keep your house warm, with a Gymse, one good burn in the morning and another in the evening will keep your house warm for 24 hours.

 

Why Do Self-Built Stoves Often Fail?

  • Poor quality materials: Lack of knowledge about which specific materials to purchase often results in premature deterioration.
  • Poor bench design: Incorrectly made benches can lead to undesirable operation such as excessive smoke or condensation in the exhaust pipe.
  • Poor sizing: Incorrectly calculated stove sizes can't heat the entire house, leading to premature wear from overuse.
  • Poor combustion: The stove does not burn efficiently and consumes a lot of wood.
  • Low autonomy: The combustion chamber is too small, requiring frequent refueling.

 

Is This Course Right for Me?

If you're looking for an efficient heating solution for your home or workplace, this course is for you. You'll learn how to build your own Gymse stove from A to Z and be part of a growing online community of stove builders.

 

Course Content

You'll learn to build a Gymse stove from scratch, become familiar with the techniques, tools, and necessary materials, and you'll get a supplier list to ensure that the materials you're using will last as long as they should.

 

Students Who Complete the Course Will

  • Design and plan the construction of a Gymse stove
  • Have access to a supplier list to purchase the necessary materials (Argentina)
  • Build their own Gymse stove
  • Share their questions, progress, and discoveries with other students and instructors on the course forum
  • Be part of a growing online community of stove builders

 

Course Syllabus

Section Details
Suppliers What materials we need, their quality, and quantity. Supplier list in Argentina.
Tools Recommended common tools for the task and special self-made or modified tools.
Basic Knowledge Details about common bricks, refractory bricks, mortars for sticking bricks, and more.
Practical Section Re-layout, essential parts of the stove, sticking the first row, and more.
Using the Stove Ways to light it, responsible use, and maintenance.

 

Methodology

Traditionally, the construction of Gymse stoves has been passed on from person to person. This course aims to translate this form of practical teaching to virtual media. The information will mainly be given in the form of videos, and students' progress will be examined through quizzes.

 

Study Material

Most of the learning will be through photos and real-life stove construction videos. A list of materials and suppliers will also be provided, along with some related bibliography.

 

Instructor

Carlos Ponticelli has been building thermal inertia stoves from the Rocket and Gymse families for over 8 years. He is the founding stove-maker of Masa Térmica, one of the most prestigious wood heating ventures in Latin America.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to follow a schedule?

No! The course is online but not live. This means you don't have to be available at specific times or days. The material is uploaded to the classroom, and you can connect, watch the videos and photos, and download the bibliography whenever you can.

Is the payment for the complete course?

Yes! A single payment grants you one year of access to the material and all its updates.

How long does the course last?

At the moment, the course consists of 2 hours and 48 minutes of high-definition videos, but we are constantly updating it with new material.

Can I download the material?

You can download the photos, blueprints, and lists of materials and suppliers, but not the videos. You will have access to the videos for one year.

Will I learn other stove models?

No, the course specializes in Gymse stoves, which were developed in Denmark by Lars Helbro and whose construction we learned from our master Conrado Tognetti. You will only learn to replicate this model.

Do I need prior knowledge?

No. All the knowledge you need is included in the course.

Will I learn to build the model with an oven?

No, the traditional Gymse does not have an oven, but we also offer another course where we teach how to adapt an oven to this type of thermal inertia stove.

Gymse Stove Construction Course

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Course on Gymse Stove Construction

What are Gymse Stoves?

They are counterflow stoves associated with a bell bench that extract all the calorific power from wood and can heat for a long time with fewer loads. Unlike regular stoves where you need to constantly feed it wood to keep your house warm, with a Gymse, one good burn in the morning and another in the evening will keep your house warm for 24 hours.

 

Why Do Self-Built Stoves Often Fail?

  • Poor quality materials: Lack of knowledge about which specific materials to purchase often results in premature deterioration.
  • Poor bench design: Incorrectly made benches can lead to undesirable operation such as excessive smoke or condensation in the exhaust pipe.
  • Poor sizing: Incorrectly calculated stove sizes can't heat the entire house, leading to premature wear from overuse.
  • Poor combustion: The stove does not burn efficiently and consumes a lot of wood.
  • Low autonomy: The combustion chamber is too small, requiring frequent refueling.

 

Is This Course Right for Me?

If you're looking for an efficient heating solution for your home or workplace, this course is for you. You'll learn how to build your own Gymse stove from A to Z and be part of a growing online community of stove builders.

 

Course Content

You'll learn to build a Gymse stove from scratch, become familiar with the techniques, tools, and necessary materials, and you'll get a supplier list to ensure that the materials you're using will last as long as they should.

 

Students Who Complete the Course Will

  • Design and plan the construction of a Gymse stove
  • Have access to a supplier list to purchase the necessary materials (Argentina)
  • Build their own Gymse stove
  • Share their questions, progress, and discoveries with other students and instructors on the course forum
  • Be part of a growing online community of stove builders

 

Course Syllabus

Section Details
Suppliers What materials we need, their quality, and quantity. Supplier list in Argentina.
Tools Recommended common tools for the task and special self-made or modified tools.
Basic Knowledge Details about common bricks, refractory bricks, mortars for sticking bricks, and more.
Practical Section Re-layout, essential parts of the stove, sticking the first row, and more.
Using the Stove Ways to light it, responsible use, and maintenance.

 

Methodology

Traditionally, the construction of Gymse stoves has been passed on from person to person. This course aims to translate this form of practical teaching to virtual media. The information will mainly be given in the form of videos, and students' progress will be examined through quizzes.

 

Study Material

Most of the learning will be through photos and real-life stove construction videos. A list of materials and suppliers will also be provided, along with some related bibliography.

 

Instructor

Carlos Ponticelli has been building thermal inertia stoves from the Rocket and Gymse families for over 8 years. He is the founding stove-maker of Masa Térmica, one of the most prestigious wood heating ventures in Latin America.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to follow a schedule?

No! The course is online but not live. This means you don't have to be available at specific times or days. The material is uploaded to the classroom, and you can connect, watch the videos and photos, and download the bibliography whenever you can.

Is the payment for the complete course?

Yes! A single payment grants you one year of access to the material and all its updates.

How long does the course last?

At the moment, the course consists of 2 hours and 48 minutes of high-definition videos, but we are constantly updating it with new material.

Can I download the material?

You can download the photos, blueprints, and lists of materials and suppliers, but not the videos. You will have access to the videos for one year.

Will I learn other stove models?

No, the course specializes in Gymse stoves, which were developed in Denmark by Lars Helbro and whose construction we learned from our master Conrado Tognetti. You will only learn to replicate this model.

Do I need prior knowledge?

No. All the knowledge you need is included in the course.

Will I learn to build the model with an oven?

No, the traditional Gymse does not have an oven, but we also offer another course where we teach how to adapt an oven to this type of thermal inertia stove.