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Rayburn electric conversion

Postby berby on Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:12 pm

Anybody come across an electric Rayburn conversion yet? If not, thoughts on producing one similar to the Aga Electrickit, flexible and a very easy install.
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Re: Rayburn electric conversion

Postby john on Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:48 pm

Not many rayburns out there which dont have a boiler Berby
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Re: Rayburn electric conversion

Postby berby on Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:37 am

I am getting many enquiries for a conversion, the most being from elderly with solid fuel or oil problems.We have had many Aga conversions carried out that are heating the cylinder and the clients are happy to revert to a dry range.
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Re: Rayburn electric conversion

Postby john on Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:56 pm

I find that rayburn customers (generally) are of a different ilk.
Firstly they tend to be less well heeled .
Hot water, and heat in the kitchen will be primary considerations in most installations.
Yes there will be a few still interested , but I wonder if a couple of grand will be considered acceptable in this market . i suspect not !
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Re: Rayburn electric conversion

Postby berby on Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:25 pm

You are correct John, Two Thousand would be a killer but around £1500 could be interesting.
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Re: Rayburn electric conversion

Postby berby on Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:22 pm

Have now put a prototype together with the following results.
One hob element, controllable up to 400 deg c (so much hotter and more sustainable than donor oil Rayburn).
Quick heat up time, 20 minuets to 200deg c.
One oven element, controllable up to 250 deg c.
1 1/2 hours to 220 deg c.
Approx running costs, Totally dependant on how used.
HOB, high setting (would only use this when heavy cooking load, so short periods of time), 2.2 units per hour.
Med setting (simmering, short periods of time) .5 units per hour.
Low setting ( extra heat to room) .25 units per Hour.
OVEN, 200 deg c, (roasting) 0.7 units /hour.
180deg c, (baking) 0.48 units /hour.
150 deg c, (low background heat) 0.21 units /hour.
The heat that the Rayburn emits is dependant on temperatures set, is able to emit more heat than the original donor and if utilised with timers would be a money saver during the night hours.
The above figures could be improved by upgrading the door and lid insulation, trials were carried out on a pretty ropey 1970's OF7.
Total Wattage: 2.9Kw
I would suggest that the cost to the client would be about £1350 to £1500 installed by an engineer and would take 1/2 a day for the engineer to install. There is very little mess and it is a very simple conversion.
I am currently putting 5 kits together to field trial with local clients.
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