Diane Kistner wrote:I saw the posting about the need to have firebrick insulation; how metal alone won't work. The stoves I'm seeing on Amazon when I search for "rocket stoves for cooking" don't appear meet that requirement. So, is there anything available commercially that's (a) relatively small, (b) relatively inexpensive (+/- $100), and wouldn't be a stupid purchase if I actually need to cook with it using twigs and branches from my back yard?
Gerry Parent wrote:
Much of the conversations that deal with needing certain materials when building rocket stoves are mostly discussing longevity and efficiency. Almost anything will work that won't burn but it doesn't have to be overly complex. Metal will certainly work but it does degrade faster than other materials suited to high heat applications. I don't have any experience with commercially available products in the price range your looking at, only practical experience from building my own rocket stoves, big and small. If you don't find one to your liking and do decide to go with a simple DIY rocket (cob, tin can with perlite etc), there are many people here that would be glad to help you out. Rocket scientists are always on standby to answer you posts.
James Whitelaw wrote:Couldn’t you just construct a rocket stove outside using bricks or cinder blocks? Imagine a Weber grill could be adapted with a bit of sheet metal, tin snips and a pop riveter to fabricate a passable rocket adaptor that sits on the grill that would allow cooking.
Gerry Parent wrote:Edit: I added your post to the rocket stove forum also to get you more exposure there if that's ok with you?
jordan barton wrote:I encourage your creativity Diane!!
Chris, I've been exploring the site, and I'm not seeing where to buy this. Do you contact them and arrange to do it that way?
Chris McClellan wrote:
This one is the bomb
This is their website https://africancleanenergy.com/
If you want something you can use inside and also heat with check out the smaller liberator rocket heater rocketheater.com
Tell them Uncle Mud sent you.
Gerry Parent wrote:Diane, Any of those stoves you linked to will definitely work. Before spending $100 though on something so simple, why not try to make one as James suggested with bricks? A simple dry stacked column with a hole in the bottom is about as easy to make, requires no tools and much cheaper (you may even find some used ones for free in the classifieds). The best part is that you made something yourself which is priceless. Drives away the worry monster too!
Edit: I added your post to the rocket stove forum also to get you more exposure there if that's ok with you?