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Uncle Mud Rocket Heater and Bench Combo for a Tinyhouse or Trailer

 
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We wanted to give you all a quick tour of our latest test bench with the wonderful Gamera Rocket Heater: Together they make a Rocket Mass Heater suitable for a tinyhouse or mobile home or treehouse or other place where you need to store heat over night without catching a wood floor on fire or breaking something because the mass bench was too heavy for the floor.
 
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So guess you had a lot of steel plate supporting that unknown cob plaster that is very thin.  Cute fan.  So just testing a model.
 
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These are half barrels connected in a 9' x 9' L shape filled with about 12 inches of cob with a 6 inch stove pipe running through it. No plate steel, no thin cob.
 
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That is one beautiful bench, the form and function come together so well!
Did you have the legs left over from buying kits and just using the doors?
 
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I use the cast iron pipe flanges in those barrel stove kits to build my CottageRocket tiny house heaters so I have  lot of those cast iron legs left over.
 
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A couple months ago we showed you the end results of our cob mass bench build that lets us put Rocket Heaters in tiny houses and rooms with raised wood floors. Laine Wyldling has finished editing a video showing the steps of the build.

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0:00 Introduction
0:15 Preparations
0:20 New Floor
0:35 Skylight
0:59 Barrels
1:10 Cutting a 45 on a Barrel
1:45 Plans
1:59 Stovepipe Layout & Cobbing
2:33 Beginning to Dry
2:50 Overview
3:30 Gamera Rocket Heater
4:20 Closing Remarks
 
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