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rocket pizza oven - length of burn chamber

 
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Hi.
I'm tinkering with a design for a rocket pizza oven, and i'm a bit confused about how long the horizontal burn chamber should be? I've attached some sketches to illustrate.
1. Long chamber
2. Short chamber
3. Essentially no burn chamber.

I guess it's all to do with mixing gases, so would fins inside the flue help?

I'm aiming to make it as hot as possible - so would something like Fig 4 work? More wood/ air = hotter?

Any thoughts, comments, ideas would be most appreciated.

Thanks
Colin
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Hi colin, Check out he link to Paul's well-laid-out synopsis of a well-built rocket, then check out the link to the plans by the other experts.

Paul's
Ernie and Erica's

Also, read the forums and watch the videos. You will learn tonnes.
 
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Thanks for the links Chris. I'll check them out.
Best wishes
Colin
 
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Hi Colin. I've been tinkering with this idea for a while as well. I began with an earth oven as described in Kiko Denzer's book and now have integrated a rocket stove into it. I'll be knocking version two down mid March and building my final (finger's crossed) design. Here is a link to my youtube vids FYI.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNMe0ukPOcE

Good luck!
Mark
 
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Since we are entering into Cob Oven Season...Another Cob Oven design. The guy also uses it for pizza.


 
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It sure isn't pretty but the basic design is there.
 
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