William Bronson wrote:I'm planning on a bell that will sit next to a batch box RMH.
The batchbox is to be contained in a 4 drawer file cabinet, along with a water tank.
This first bell is gonna be small, and the batch box will be 6 or 8", so I'm planning on a second bell next to it.
Rather than a steel bell with added mass, I was thinking of ramming cob into a wooden form.
So, would rammed cob work for a bell?
Would the inside form need to removed or could it be left in place and allowed to burn out?
Could the outside form be left in place or will the heat from the cob char the wood?
I'm not wedded to any if this, for example I think any or all of the form could be made of steel instead of wood, but the idea of a wooden box of mud being the thermal mass intrigues me.
Tell me what y'all think...