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Uncle Mud Takeapart of the Wheaton Labs Wofati Rocket Stove

 
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In October of 2018 I got to work with Kirk Mobert on a rebuild of the Peter Van Den Berg designed Double Shoebox Rocket Stove. The rebuild gave us a chance to clean out and inspect the innards, as well as tweak the design, removing the radiant bell that was taking too much heat out of the exhaust and installing a better manifold and chimney.
 
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The cook surface of the Wofati Double Shoebox was pretty caked with creosote from being fired repeately without sufficient airflow so Kirk Mobert  gave it a bit of elbow grease.
 
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Firing up the Double Shoebox
 
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With the fire really jumping we can talk more about what makes this heater special.
 
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The Casserole Door is an Uncle Mud original that probably other people have come up with also. A $1 thrift store glass baking dish lid that replaces an expensive and time consuming fiddly bit of work to make a batch rocket door. Sculpt a slanted cob lip to set the lid in, let it dry, and you have a closed fire chamber with a bit of a flame view.
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Thank you for the Casserole door suggestion Uncle Mud! Here is my build using one that is still operating great!  https://permies.com/t/132799/tube-Batch-Box-Conversion#1042142

 
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Nice Burn
 
Make yourself as serene as a flower, as a tree. And on wednesdays, as serene as this tiny ad:
Switching from electric heat to a rocket mass heater reduces your carbon footprint as much as parking 7 cars
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