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The Ultimate Rocket Stove Oven Home and Water Heater

 
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My apologies in advance if this has ever been built or discussed here. There are so many rocket stove / rocket oven / wood burning stove threads I gave up trying to find it.

Has the ultimate rocket stove been built or designed? What I mean by that is one that could replace what a Pioneer Princess or other top tier wood burning cook stove can do:

  • Heat your home
  • Cook your food
  • Bake a full size turkey
  • Heat water
  • Be used for water bath and pressure canning


  • The perfect rocket oven cook stove solution would have the ability to control the heat and direct it where you want it. So in the winter, you could use it to warm your home. But in the summer, you could vent it to the outdoors.

    It is critical to be able to control the temperature for canning as canners can be damaged by too much heat. And if you can't keep the heat consistent, you can't safely can food.

    I believe this could be done. And suspect someone may have already perfected a design that comes close. Ideally, it would have the smallest footprint possible without giving up any of the features on the list.

    It would be great if someone would produce these to retail. Ideally, there would be a base model (for heating and cooking) and add-ons for heating water. And maybe even a design to get the water from the stove to a sink and/or shower.

    Imagine you were building a tiny house from a reefer trailer or shipping container or bus or rent-to-own building. You have an empty space to work with and want your rocket stove centrally located.

    You can build the perfect rocket stove. How would you do it? If you already have resources or know where this has been written up or video-taped, please do share. [Is there a design for this in any existing Permies resource?]

    If you build and sell these, let us know. There is a possibility I may be able to buy one later this year (assuming one exists or someone with rocket stove expertise believes they can build it).

    Keep in mind that many wood cook stoves were located outdoors because it would get so hot in the house that they didn't use them much in the summer (especially in places like Texas or even Oklahoma).

    So how could you make a usable cook stove that wouldn't run you out of the tiny house in the summer? A tiny home build might only be 384 square feet or less. (The smaller and better insulated the space, the hotter it could get.)
     
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    I know nothing about the Pioneer Princess.

    This is the stove I would want if I were in the process of having a wood cookstove:

    https://permies.com/t/55253/Walker-Wood-Fired-Masonry-Cookstove

    Here are some other threads about that design that you or other folks might enjoy, Leigh's stove is beautiful:

    https://permies.com/t/156857/Walker-cookstove

    https://permies.com/t/90099/rocket-ovens/replace-oven-rocket-oven

    https://permies.com/t/156857/Walker-cookstove

    https://permies.com/t/169740/rocket-stove

    This is an interesting rebuild:

    https://permies.com/t/161507/tube-Monarch-wood-stove-retrofit
     
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    Anne Miller wrote:I know nothing about the Pioneer Princess.



    Thanks for the response, Anne. I was hoping there would be a commercial version or at least plans for a rocket stove version of a cook stove with an oven.

    The Walker Stove is interesting and I had watched that video before. But it is so huge that I don't know what it would work in what I'm planning to build.

    I want to convert one or more reefer trailers into a tiny home. Those are typically 8' x 48' - 53'. You would think every wood stove would come with an insulation option to put it against a wall.

    This is an interesting video comparison between a rocket stove with multiple heat sinks and wood cook stoves.


    I like a couple of wood cook stoves I've seen, but one was UK and another was AU. And I doubt they sell them in the U.S. Also, they probably have the same issues mentioned in the video I shared just above.
     
    The only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you. Or this tiny ad:
    An EPA Certified and Building Code/UL Compliant Rocket Stove!!!!!
    EPA Certified and UL Compliant Rocket Heater
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