• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Mike Jay
  • Anne Miller
  • Jocelyn Campbell
stewards:
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton
gardeners:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Daron Williams

Vertical Rocket Mass Heater ?  RSS feed

 
                                  
Posts: 12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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
 
gardener
Posts: 2974
Location: Southern alps, on the French side of the french /italian border 5000ft high Southern alpine climate.
126
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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-
 
                                  
Posts: 12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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
 
Satamax Antone
gardener
Posts: 2974
Location: Southern alps, on the French side of the french /italian border 5000ft high Southern alpine climate.
126
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Well, hopefully, that's not me on, the pic
 
pollinator
Posts: 1471
Location: Vancouver Island
33
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

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.

 
I am a man of mystery. Mostly because of this tiny ad:
2019 ATC (Appropriate Technology Course) in Montana
https://permies.com/wiki/101802/ATC-Technology-Montana
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!