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Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of building a smallish 6" system with about 10' of buried flue for the mass. I have a quick question for you guys. I have a lot of magnetite bricks in the barn. They came out of our big electric storage heater we dismantled two years ago. From what I understand magnetite is pretty good at storing a lot of heat. The thing I'm unsure about is how fast will it release it. I understand that monolithic cob would release its accumulated heat at about 1 inch per hour. Does anyone know how fast magnetite loses its heat?

Depending on the answer I would use more or less of the magnetite.

Thanks a lot!

Dominic
 
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Dominic Leomoine : Goggle the 'engineers tool box' and then try for an answer in there, I would not actually worry about it to much, as a good general rule heavy means will hold
lots of heat and within reason follows that up with fairly fast radiation !

Hoping to be out of our travel yurt and into a20 ' for keeps (except when traveling ) Big Al
 
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Hi Allen,

Thanks for your comment. I'll use the lot!

So how big is your travelling yurt? We've got 20 footers here. Plenty of space!

Regards,

Dominic
 
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Ive just being trying to search and find information on using the bricks from old electric storage heaters but the terms are so diffuse a lot of stuff comes up.
How did you get on? Im also just about to build a mass and am wondering what to fill it with for basically nothing.
Where in Wales are you? Im up North if youre close and want a look at mine?
 
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