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We have a large 3-story house and it is very energy-inefficient and expensive to heat and cool.  We have a bit over an acre and worked so hard over the past 17 years with the outside and planting that we don't want to move.  We are not exactly handy and would not be able to build a rocket stove and I wonder how we could install one in our conventional home with codes and such.  Is there anyone in the Boise area that could come take a look or talk to us that anyone knows of?  Thanks so much for any help.
 
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Beth, perhaps look at improving the efficiency of your insulation etc initially.
Some ideas;
- Insulate ceiling at least 300mm deep.
- add reflective foil under the roof structure.
- look at doors and windows for air leaks.
- insulate floor if its on stumps.
And finally look at the  windows.
 
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Hi, Beth

I am glad you are interested in the RMH.

Here is a directory of rocket Mass Heaters and there is on listed for Idaho:

https://permies.com/w/rmh-builders-list

The FAQ might be of interest to you or others:

https://permies.com/t/191801/Building-Ultimate-Rocket-Mass-Heater


 
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