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I have no idea where to start with building an RMH

 
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Hi! My name is Zach Lundberg, and I would like to build a small rocket mass heater inside my house. Partly as an experiment, and partly because I want the energy efficiency. I don't have any books, but the books that I have looked up are more than 5 years old at most recent. What book should I buy if I want to build a rocket mass heater? And living in Utah, where do I go without traveling forever away to get some guidance? If either of the Wisners could answer this for me I would be so grateful!
 
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Hi Zach, I can't be of much help because I have the exact same question. But I'm replying because I also live in Utah and Am attempting to build a stove and potentially Trying to make building these stoves a viable Business in the Salt Lake Valley. Would you be interested in Collaborating?
 
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Zach and Renae : The best book I.M.H.O., is Ianto Evans ' Rocket Mass Heaters' It is the most used reference book at any Rocket stove work shop . An other great source of Information Is Ernie Wisner, and Erica Wisner who are moderators on these forums, I would just order the book thru cob cottages , and skip around on these forums until you have a chance to take in the contents of the book ! pyro-maticly yours ! Allen L.
 
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Renae and Allen, thank you very much! Sorry Renae but I'm just too busy at this point in my life. I'm in high-school, doing 13 credits of college classes, and am an assistant manager at a BBQ joint. Sorry about that. Allen, awesome! Thanks I'll get that book right away!
 
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Renae and Zachariah, how are things going with your RMH experimentations? Anything to report?
 
Can you really tell me that we aren't dealing with suspicious baked goods? And then there is this tiny ad:
A rocket mass heater heats your home with one tenth the wood of a conventional wood stove
http://woodheat.net
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