rocket mass heater cooling (oxymoron?). An evaporative coiling coil at the 'mouth' of the rocket stove would chaperon the humid air out of the house (fan driven) and the thermal mass would retain the coolness in the house. A concept for humid environment cooling - Virginia for me.
I understand there is a workshop pending and thought that this may be a good place to vet another concept. A 55 gallon drum could we switched to a plastic one to prevent rusting of the metal one.
The fan would only run at night while the house air is warm and the outside air is cooler. The warm air has more cooling potential. The make-up air (outside air) is cooler so it to would help cool the house. As the evaporative cooling cool is at the dew point by definition the thermal mass should stay above the dew point - hence no sweating.
If the stove were feed directly with outside air then the fan could run all/any time.
- interesting concept, what you have done is create a good excuse to bring outside air to the feed tube, I have always thought that when we get our super efficient refractory cast-able replacement Heat Risers that
start glowing orange-red seconds into the burn that we could add some outside air brought to the Rocket via a in-floor channel between the studs, during non burning times it could be a place to store stove cleaning
kindling, a poker, (its a wood stove got to have a poker) inspection mirror, stuff
This will give me something to think about, thank you ! PYRO magic-ly Allen L. - Be safe Stay warm !
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