rocket stoves are designed for cooking on. what you've got there is a clever way to make a rocket stove for cooking
rocket mass heaters are designed for heating living spaces. the two don't necessarily mix well because they're optimized for different purposes. you wouldn't hurt anything by putting a log like that into your wood stove, but I don't think you would really gain anything, either.
cool link, never thought of making the fuel into the furnace
posted 5 years ago
Tel, thank you for the responce. I am aware the stove and heater are different uses of the rocket idea. I was just thinking by using a log like this it might be a little more effective than just loading my stove with wood provided one log could get hot enough.
interesting thought, i wonder if putting "holey rocket" (search for it) bricquettes in an older wood burner would up the efficiency? would be easier than drilling to make swedish torches...
and BTW, combined cooking and heating functions do make sense to me - allways depends on the application/specific installation...
stacking functions can really complicate design(ing), but important to consider if making modular components...
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posted 5 years ago
Andor Horvath wrote:and BTW, combined cooking and heating functions do make sense to me - allways depends on the application/specific installation...
it can certainly be done well, and plenty of folks have done just that. if the common designs for either a rocket stove or a RMH are put into dual service, though, I would bet that disappointment will result.
great idea for a coffee stove but i dont think so great for an RMH. at this time i cant see pressing a burn tunnel feed out of sawdust and trying to get the whole thing to work well. for one as the fuel walls burns out the feed gets bigger and i know thats a bad idea.
sides whats wrong with just cooking on top of the RMH? or if you want the j tube and have the over head space you could take the lid off and set up some sort of open spacer to just cook on the j tube inside the RMH. you would very much need a fume hood.
dont look at me like that y'all keep talking about cooking so i fiddled around a bit and came up with a method.
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