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David Pothier
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Well I was trying my hand at making a rocket stove out of some fire bricks. I managed to get a fire going but it wasn't being very rockety. I'm only 15 living in the county of Canada down in the country side. Can somebody explain to me what I'm supposed to do to get it working. I've watched videos on how to do it. I want to be able to make sure I can get one working before I experiment with rocket mass stove heaters.
 
                            
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Post pics of what you have done so far.
 
David Pothier
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Well I rebuilt the stove today. It worked much better what I did was make a smaller shape with a double opening on the front and put a piece of chicken mesh in the middle of the double opening and I lit a fire in the chimney part to get it warmed up. I then placed a 90 degree piece of stove pipe on the top and put sticks in from the front of the stove and it worked. I'm now putting some mud all around it. I plan on making a j tube stove at some point.
 
Rich Pasto
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the combustion area and riser need to be insulated. The riser should be at least 2x as long as the riser.
 
David Pothier
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Ok that's what I though it is insulated all the way around with a 1/4 inch of mud.
 
Rich Pasto
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my man thats like a sprinkling. Most people are putting like 3 inches of highly insulative materials around the combustion area and riser. Im rebuilding mine right now specifically to include much more insulation. Inches of it.
 
Ernie Wisner
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David come on over to our site and look at the pictures. I believe we have the entire build in pictures from several angles. there are also a couple of different size stoves so you can get an idea of the 6 and 8 in
 
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