I,m a retired Tool & die maker.My wife & I retired 7 years back.I have a small machine shop next to the house.I have a wood stove in it now.
The shop is 30x50 ft.That stove just doe's not quite do the job, on cold days.Then I run across this rocket stove thing.Can I heat a shop this size
with a good deign rocket stove?If so please comment on what I need & some good design.I can make most things with my back ground.
So please advise me if this is in reason & what I need to do.Be glad to do a read with pictures & post with your names on guidance here.
Location: Southern alps, on the French side of the french /italian border 5000ft high Southern alpine climate.
posted 5 years ago
Jim, are you often in the workshop? Can you light the stove everyday?
If not, a normal rocket mass heater might not be the ticket. Tho, an horizontal batch rocket, with bells and some mass. Or even Peter's double barrel bell design could do better at heating your workshop fast.
Advantage of the horizontal one, is that it outputs more heat at a given time, and has a batch box which can burn more wood, so you don't have to babysit the fire as much.