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Bert

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There are some stationary solar ovens such as this one built right into the wall.
http://www.solarcooking.org/wallovn1.htm

You can cook with it without going outside. I think it uses inside reflectors to help plus being wider keeps the sun on it longer.

If the sides were clear I'm not sure.... It wouldn't hold in the heat as well on the shady side but the sunny side would let the sun in.

My oven is working great now. Just not certain how strong the T-track is.  I may never have to adjust the T-track again since it's works well and I'm always using the reflectors.

Just to make it clearer the T-track was just to get the initial pivot point in the optimize position. I still pivot the vertical angle every hour or so but now it's easier to do because the oven doesn't seem so heavy in this new position.


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I've thought of something like this: cooker.png 
The idea is something like a stagnated screen collector (we all know how hot they get).
Hot air rises, so..

Would it work?  No clue.


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It may work. Food cooks at around 185F and I think my air collector got at least that hot when the fan stopped.  It may take longer to cook though.

Mine gets up to 300F consistently and I've spotted it at 310F.

Without the reflectors I had trouble getting it over 185F.



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I agree, reflectors would help. I was trying to KISS it.
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