• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
stewards:
  • Burra Maluca
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Bill Erickson
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Bryant RedHawk
  • Mike Jay
gardeners:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Dan Boone
  • Daron Williams

What to do with the Rocket Stove Mass Heater's Exhaust?  RSS feed

 
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator


Well, i have so enjoyed reading and watching all and everyone's examples of this tried and true fundamentally sound heater.

It has bothered me since almost the beginning of why the exhaust hasn't been put to work so that ALL elements are used to their maximum ability.
More than one narrator has touted that the exhaust is basically STEAM?

Would it not be a functional effort to use this STEAM up inside of a greenhouse / indoor greenspace ? Maybe run cotton strings or fishing lines ( so to keep mold from growing), run these lines from some upper gathering zone ( not the engineer-here), and by use of these "lines" flow the reconstituted moisture down into a collection tank which might direct feed some indoor plants?

I don't know what might be accomplished with this application. I am just beginning a design for a patio mass heater. Perhaps move into the garage. Medical challenges are foremost though, So, time is an issue on good days.

But, since i have been planting since i was a mere 18 months old and WE RECYCLE, i do enjoy ALL examples on this fine site and others.
 
Posts: 1644
Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7, AHS:4, Rainfall:48in even distribution
26
forest garden solar
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If you get the exhaust cold enough where you can start collecting steam and the heavy steam/CO2 is flowing down vs up to the sky.
Then you are going to have reduce draft and a colder, smokier RMH.
Even in a properly functioning RMH, the exhaust will contain some carbon monoxide, VOC, and other nasties, that your family/pets should not be exposed to.
Even "safe" carbon dioxide will knock you out and kill you if the levels get high enough.
 
I found a beautiful pie. And a tiny ad:
five days of natural building (wofati and cob) and rocket cooktop oct 8-12, 2018
https://permies.com/t/92034/permaculture-projects/days-natural-building-wofati-cob
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!