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help for designing a rocket stove at the 1st floor

 
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Hi everybody

can you help me figure out if it would be possible to build a rocket stove (with a bit of mass) in this new apartment.

I'd like to build it near the old fireplace.

The apartment is at the 1st floor, I am not sure yet how much weight I can put.

Ideally, I'd like to see the flames so a glass side would be nice.

Can you point me to the right solution ?

Thanks for your help.
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Hi Louis,    Firstly, anything is possible!  Now, whether its practical/ legal/ efficient etc. is a whole other story. There's quite a bit of info that we're going to need to be able to help you out better....
- Without any info on what kind of floor you have, how its supported and how much mass your thinking of, its hard to start with any recommendations.
- I'm assuming the old fireplace has a proper chimney that your going to utilize for your exhaust.
- In order to get a window to see the fire, a batch box RMH is the most common way to go. Depending upon your skills, it is harder to build than a J tube but if your confident then it can be done.
- Do you have a copy of the RMH builders guide? A great book that covers a lot of info all in one spot.
 
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Thanks for your answer

Ok so :
- Regarding the weight, there's about 1 square meter of reinforced concrete that can withstand 200kg/m2 and the rest is an old wooden floor that can withstand (I guess) around 50-100kg /m2 maximum.
- yes the old fireplace has a chimney and that's what we want to utilize as exhaust.
- I am confident So I'd like to know more about the batch box RMH.
- I figure everything is in the RMH builders guide. Can you point me to where to get a copy ?

Thank you !
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Take a look at this stove and see if it is what your looking for. Its a batch box with some mass. Cyclone batch box
RMH Builders Guide The book mainly covers info on how the build the J tube style but gives a lot of other info that is worth knowing.
 
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Gerry, was that link the one you intended to have in your post?  It's a link to Erica and Ernie's book.  I thought you were linking to a cyclone batch system?
 
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There are two links; the first one is to a relevant style RMH for the apartment space. I would think this would work very well scaled up a bit for the larger space.
 
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Sorry, my bad, they wrapped around perfectly on my screen and looked like one long link.  
 
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