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The DRAGON in MY Rocket Stove, is bigger than the Dragon in your stove !  RSS feed

 
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The DRAGON in my rocket stove is BIGGER than the Dragon in your rocket stove ! Or, lets grow with the times. There is another site out there,
(you can find it if you look !) that is at the leading edge of the development of the rocket stove ! We few, we precious few, no longer charge into
the breach to fill the gap with our glorious Dead, We write letters to try to keep others from blowing themselves up!

Within the last 6 months research has 'proved the existence' of ''no thermal mass- 'bells'' (for initial/prompt heating), 'Peter-chanels/2ndary Air,'
'Trip wires', 'Arched Combustion Chambers' , ' Batch Loadings' , and a respectable report of a 'Two Thermal-Mass benches on two separate floors'
installation!

While I personally have found this second site offensively Erudite ( ! ), I freely admit that the Great changes in rocket stoves will be found there
for the foreseeable future ! While I personally feel as though these 'Eggheads' are leaving my sorry Hide far behind, I welcome every one of their
attempts to drag us forward out of the thick pools of inertia we find ourselves bogged in !

For the good of the Craft, Be safe, Keep warm, PYRO Logically - Big AL

Your comments , like always is/are very much appreciated - Big AL

 
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Yeah, but there are no windows in Dragon World. The price is a little high too, don't you think?
 
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I'm starting to think I am the only person in the world that likes watch stuff burn.
 
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NO , I DON'T! DAMN HIGH, CLIMBING OVER THE RUBBLE LEFT BY THE BREACH SOMEONE ELSE KNOCKED IN THE WALL, BUT NOT TOO HIGH !

Actually, I don't care about whose Dragon is bigger, I just want to figure out the BEST care and feeding of my dragon! I Want THERMALLY TRANSPARENT -
windows and mirrors

It's like getting Spumoni, and complaining that you wanted plan vanilla ! For the good of the Craft, be safe(but not too safe),keep warm, PYRO Logically Big AL
 
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I don't think windows are plain vanilla. They are pretty much a challenge with the heaters. From what I have read, windows lessen the performance of heaters in general. The real challenge would be to invent a high performance Rocket heater with large windows.

 
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Rion M. :If you can find 'a Castable burn chamber' and click on the video it will take you to Broaudio(s) Youtube collection -you can find your Dragon Window in his video
'' living with the rocket mass heater cleaning, lighting, splitting wood ''!

For the Craft, PYRO Logical Big AL
 
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I have only watched his first rocket video.

Did you see the mini mass heater thread that I posted? I really liked the larger window. I learned how to put a window together with that one. I am also more interested in something similar looking to what Clifford has done. A hybrid with no or very little mass. Of course, this is all personal opinion, doesn't really mean a whole lot, and I will probably end up buying something used. My first comment on this thread was about the Dragon Burners. That is what I thought you were talking about. I understand that efficiency is the goal with most people (meaning no big windows) but it takes the enjoyment out of it. And if we are all living in a DIY/Ebay/Craigslist world, the cost seems a bit much.
 
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Rion : Everything I really wanted to say and should have highlighted was in the second paragraph. My Goal involves traveling with a yurt.
what I need is a series of bells that can slip inside each other or be used for storage/packing ! But that is a nice little heater ! Keep going
to broaudio(s) You tube channel and you will see one that has a window. What I want to do is create a J-Bend Rocket Stove that can be
converted to a horizontal feed model by removing a single large brick that makes up the outside wall ! That way there will be nothing
between me and the flames, replacing the brick before retiring ! For the Craft! PYRO AL
 
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Broaudio. I am familiar with the designs mainly through youtube pop ups, pictures on the internet, and as I said the early stage of his home RMH. I wish him the best but at this point the design elements are not what I am looking for. He tends to be too traditional, indoor window too small, and there is not a lot of freedom with his outdoor systems. But that is my taste.

I like your thought process on the horizontal feeders. Interesting concept.
 
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Here you go, Allen. This is my philosophy. Why heat up 20,000 pounds of earth to cook 20 pounds of bread?

Aprovecho Rocket bread oven
 
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Rion M. : If you go back to the same you tube site you can click on the persons you tube name and see a Aprovecho gasifier cook stove !

For the good of the Craft ! bskw PYRO AL all comments solicited, and welcome !
 
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This one?

 
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yup ! as always your comments are solicited and welcome! For the Craft B.s.,k.w.! PYRO AL
 
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I haven't seen one of those before. Is that something you prefer to use? Why?
 
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et all :: This is not a preference, its a necessity , just exactly as we should monitor the 'other rocket stoves ' site, we should pay
attention to our roots! We evolved from a altruistic effort to make a safer, more efficient way to turn wood, dung, and other bio-
fuels, into affordable cooking fuels !

If you need another reason, 1/2 of all the carbon emissions coming here from CHINA are created because of all the 3-rock fires of
the peasants in the country ! I say it all when I log off ------------

For the good of the Craft!,,, PYRO AL

( as always, your comments are solicited, and welcome )
 
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Thank you for your response. I wanted to hear your personal opinion about the gasifier cook stoves.

Speaking of cooking, I have always been fascinated by the brick oven, as an adult I realize that it was a russian masonry stove, that stood in the kitchen of my childhood best friend's house. I have seen outdoor brick stoves, including hybrids, on another site. I can't recall which one that was but if I find it again I may post it. In addition, there is a ton of info about the basic brick rocket stoves for cooking.

You may want to check out rocket stoves and hybrids on Youtube, if you haven't already. There seems to be a new rush of ideas and postings since the beginning of this year.

 
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