Rocket COOK stove : This is just my opinion, and the original poster will never see my observations and this will only affect people who might be temped to follow this
So- He has no insulation between the COOKING style stove except a 'board' that was underneath and was smoking at 1:48 minutes I think - that if he tried that on
that counter on a cold day he would crack that counter !
The bumps on the top of his short chimney he says is there to allow someone to set a pan onto for cooking. I think - are not high enough for the fire he has. A pot
placed on that amount of fire would choke off the flow of the exhaust gases causing the immediate massive production of smoke !
If we call the lower opening of this rocket Cooking stove a combined Feed Tube, Burn Tunnel - then I Think - he has forgotten to make a metal horizontal shelf for the
wood to set on so that all of his feed air flows in below the metal horizontal shelf and the wood ! A hinged piece to further restrict air flow over or around the wood would
also improve the cookers efficiency !
This might be useful for boat or canoe camping, but, I think - you could also make this out of tin cans and fill that with dirt between the inner and outer shells, or use a
little bottom muck to 'plaster' it to the ground !
Yes, this is technically a Rocket Stove, rather than a pocket rocket, or a rocket mass heater, even with The Flaws that I think I see! And it is pretty ! Big AL
Success has a Thousand Fathers , Failure is an Orphan
Hi again, Allen! Yes, there are a multitude of differences between the many rocket stoves/rocket mass heaters and such. It is fabulous that inventors are coming up with such a variety of uses from the technology.
I wouldn't mind building a similar little cooker myself in the future. The mini seems to be an easy build. It reminds me of the kiva and cob oven stoves. For a single person like me, that little stove is enough. Yes, it won't function the same as a hardcore rocket stove or cooker but it will get the job done. The designer seems to be going for a hardier version of the tin can cookers which won't have much shelf life. Metal stove grates could always be set on top of the bumps or else the height could be increased as you suggested. All in all that is a great project.