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Hi All,

I really like the rocket heater concept, and would like to incorporate in our under-construction home.  The difficulty is the small space available.  The total max space would be about four feet by six feet with the footprint of the heater being somewhat smaller than that.  Of course, I do have eight feet of usable height. 

My question is how can I take the rocket stove concept, and re-arrange it to fit my space?  Any insights

Don in West Virginia
 
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Hi Don. Well, check this one.



Not plumbed in yet, and bit too small a  burner. But the idea is there. You see the big 35kg gaz botle i've used for the radiator. I was thinking several of thoses, a Flue tube going through the botle which would be sand filled to hold heat.

http://www.permies.com/permaculture-forums/10367_0/alternative-energy/a-cyclone-in-a-rocket-
 
                                  
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Satamax,

Well, certainly seems to be the right general size.....the house I'll be heating will be ~1450 square feet (160 sq meters approx).  Is that your fire starter in your left hand? 

Don in West Virginia
 
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Well, hopefully, that's not me on, the pic
 
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Teacher_of_Arcane wrote:
I really like the rocket heater concept, and would like to incorporate in our under-construction home.  The difficulty is the small space available.  The total max space would be about four feet by six feet with the footprint of the heater being somewhat smaller than that.  Of course, I do have eight feet of usable height. 

My question is how can I take the rocket stove concept, and re-arrange it to fit my space?  Any insights



Here is one that is 25 inchs in diameter. with mass. It weighs about as much as a full water heater and so should be ok on a wood floor... I would put a 24x24 patio brick under it though.

http://www.permies.com/permaculture-forums/10653_0/alternative-energy/yet-another-portable-rmh

It is a work in progress and so today is the first time I have been able to give a picture with  the mass in place.

 
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