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Rocket Mass Heater in tipi?

 
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Has anyone put a rocket mass heater into a tipi?

We have realized we won't have a house built by winter, and we bought a tipi.
We can just heat it with a fire pit, but like the idea of using a lot less wood, and love the idea of making a heated bed.

Our eventual plan is to build a house and use the tipi separately (not on our winter location).  At that point we would move the tipi and build a guest house around the rocket mass heater (out of earthbags or whatever).

I'm just wondering about the draw, etc.  I know with a regular wood stove folks either insulate the stack or cut it off 3-4' above the stove.  Wondering what mods would need to be made to an RMH in this situation...
 
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Hello Kimi,  There was one built at Wheaton Labs many years ago and has had a lot of discussion on it here: RMH Tipi
It is also covered in the RMH DVD. (often the banner ad at the top of the page).
 
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Thank you!  Funny that that didn't show up in search results when I tried "rmh tipi" or "rocket tipi" ... I seem to get different results when searching the same thing multiple times...?

The thread looks like it ended 5 years ago (and doesn't look too encouraging), but on one of my searches just now after seeing your reply, I saw that a tipi with heater is being rented out at Wheaton labs, so it must be working well?

I'd love to hear any other stories anyone has who's tried this... or info on how the current RMH tipi is different from (or same as?) the end of the long thread...

Thanks again!
 
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