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Rocket Stove Foundry

 
                                  
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I've built two cooking rocket stoves in remote primitive areas out of rock sealed with clay, sand and elk manure, but I've never built a rocket stove out of tin nor have I built a rocket stove mass heater.

So while, surfing for good instructions for a metal "portable" rocket stove to cook with, I happened across a quick blurb about some one using a rocket stove to melt metal.    ...something about stacking a second insulated flue chamber on top of the first one??? to obtain temperatures of 1200 F

Since I'm attempting to introduce rocket stove technology to e Farm, I'd really like to hear from anyone who has successfully used rocket stove technology to melt metals , not once by accident, but on purpose for melting and casting metal.

Anyone?

BTW: I did find great instruction for the metal portable cooking rocket stove on this site
 
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Negligiblek wrote:
I've built two cooking rocket stoves in remote primitive areas out of rock sealed with clay, sand and elk manure



Please say you have pictures!  If you are writing a post, if you click on "additional options" you'll see a way to upload pictures.


BTW: I did find great instruction for the metal portable cooking rocket stove on this site



So, are you gonna make one?

 
                                  
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I went light as possible and took no electronics with me into the primitive area...

...so no pics.

I'd hesitate to post them if I had them... in  both cases, I had rocks explode on me due to the high heat  -even though I took care to select rocks on southern slopes, NOT in river/stream beds, and rocks  that only were stacked on another rock.

yes, I did replace the exploded rocks and used the stoves to cook on/boil water.

So, unless you're crazy enough to pull super heated rock shrapnel from your muscle tissue, I wouldn't recommend this to the public.

Yep, I will build a metal "portable" cooking rocket stove for e Farm -I'll post the pics too, if you want (seems like everyone has done this type though).
 
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It's just one of those things where it seems like for most stuff you find it on the internet, or in a book, the person just tells you what they want to tell you.  But here, if somebody posts, we can ask all sorts of questions.

So, it is different.
 
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