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I've put the word into my insurance agent for my cabin. I plan on building a pretty big heating infrastructure using rocket stove ideas (gawd do I hate that name) via examples in Ianto, and Leslies book.

My biggest question is it insurable? There is financing on the place.. hence, needing insurance. The problem is... the short sightedness of typical rules, and regulations are so out of date. I question

If said rules will be able to address something like what I want to build.

If anybody has went over this hurdle... I'd be interested to hear what you've found, or approaches I should take.


I guess it doesn't matter if they insure it or, not... I plan on building it either in my A-frame, or a Oehler house if need be.

Stoked.. winter is upon us... time to travel for some splitboarding!!

 
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Greetings, Wondering, where was that picture taken? Above the tree line? You should have two boards, one for each foot. Athletic stance, pressure against the front of your boots and move into the fall line.
Just kidding. Nice picture! We're waiting for the big snow here in the Sierra Nevada, we're on man made mostly to date.
Where do you ride?

Richard

I built our place up here. We live in a mountain valley close to Lake Tahoe California side. We heat with a free standing Centennial I bought new some years ago. I cut the front of the door out and installed a cast iron front from another stove that holds a large glass plate [pyro ceramic]. I have a heat collector above the stove with a microwave fan.
I've looked at and am interested in the rocket stove idea but think it may be better for slightly warmer areas. With this type, a couple logs will burn for hours and pump heat when there is maybe 80-100degrees differents in temp between inside and out.
I do like the idea of the draft from the stove dipping down, like a down draft furnas used to melt iron. That can be arranged with stoves of this type as well as thermal mass, but I do think a good size Firebox is needed in our winter conditions.

Best of luck, have fun.

Richard
 
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Richard, That was taken up in the Selkirks of BC, Canada. www.selkirkexperience.com high above tree line.

This is Ruedi Beglingers piece of land. Ruedi has a very impressive off the grid set up at tree line. He gives a break down of his set up here. http://youtu.be/LHIZLhKOTe8

I've been looking at starting up backcountry skiing, but all my extra cash is focused on creating my own little slice of heaven in Ely. However the splitboard I ride is handmade in Silverton Co by Venture Snowboards which is 100% wind powered! And I don't use lifts...except for the 2 attached to my body : )
 
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Is that Ely, Nevada your talking about?
 
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Ely, Minnesota
 
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That clip was great! We are pro skiers. Wifey is on the mountain as we speak teaching. We ranch a few acres, in the winter we skiiiiiii!
 
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Ruadi's setup is a wonder. Looks like he has been able to arrange his hydroelectric as freeze free. Thankyou best of luck and strength with your plans.
 
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