The reason i asked about alternative fuels is I'm cheap lol. Also We go out of town in the winter and I'm worried about my dogs and water pipes freezing. I'm refinishing a 1920's town house. I want the rocket stove in the center of the basement. I hope that i can make my thermal mass long wide and heavy. my goal is 6 tons of earth.
or 12000lb. Thankfully a ground hog has all ready put 3 tons of clay in the basement. I know you said paul's vent was like a dryer . But once your thermal mass hits temp does the out gas heat increase>?
I tend to set up my exhaust thru-wall like a woodstove, if possible. Insulated pipe, or a triple-wall section. I just feel better doing it that way, just in case.
it was a test for an oil drip like a diesel stove. it works but you have to get the drip right or it smokes out the area. working on the problem as i go.
charles johnson "carbonout" wrote:
do you drip the oil in ? do you use a wick ?
Ernie wrote:trying to fiddle the manifold itself is adding complexity where yo dont need it. but running the exhaust through a gated T is totally doable.
hi everybody.one thing i want to ask about the whole process is what is the distance from the exit of the combustion chamber and the top of the barrel and how important is that
paul wheaton wrote:
That particular issue has been discussed many, many times. The key difference is to consider the many types of heat and the value of a thermal mass. Take a look at [url=http://www.permies.com/permaculture-forums/2831_0/alternative-energy/wofati-plus-a-rocket-mass-heater]this thread .
i dont get the rather better thing. better for what? combustion? the stove itself? you? everyone?
so far i have done the experimenting and not seen anything better then letting the stove have the air it needs. you seem to think it easy to put a pipe with the same cross sectional area as the system through a wall. its not nor is it easy to force feed these stoves with a smaller intake. even a kiva trench is pretty darn big to admit the proper amount of air for the tiny cooking fire.
what are you trying to accomplish by giving the stove its own air intake?
its about halfway down and slightly west of the middle of ontario province IIRC.
here is the link to that work shop. as far as i know we are the only folks teaching stoves in the area. http://www.naturalbuild.ca/rocketstove10.html
its a bit more than six hours for us
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