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hi

I was wondering if anyone has seen or thought up putting a RMH in a greenhouse to supply winter heat. i plan on building an earth sheltered solar greenhouse and had the idea of heating it ( if need be ) on really cold nights. would you put the whole thing on the inside or put the wood intake on the outside and the mass bench( or wall) on the inside. this is purely on the drawing board as of now, but i am building a solar greenhouse anyways in the future. i am just not familiar with rocket stoves and such, but think the idea is worth some discussion at least.
 
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I have heaps of video footage of a rocket mass heater being built for use in a greenhouse.  I hope to have it on youtube in a week or so.

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awesome paul, cant wait and thanks so much. i see a nice warm bench as the optimal spot for starting seeds.
 
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I have a 20' X 100' greenhouse and was wondering if a rocket mass heater would work to heat it. I would love to maintain at least 50 degrees at night. Any thoughts on if this would work and how you would go about it? I am in northern Idaho where the nights can get pretty chilly.
 
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smoore1 wrote:
I have a 20' X 100' greenhouse and was wondering if a rocket mass heater would work to heat it. I would love to maintain at least 50 degrees at night. Any thoughts on if this would work and how you would go about it? I am in northern Idaho where the nights can get pretty chilly.


Hi, this is my first post here, I'm excited to learn more and also contribute as well.  Anywho, I'm in the process of starting a small year round hydroponic produce company in Grand Rapids.  We're building a 30x96 greenhouse currently and building /implementing a rocket mass heater is something I'm really interested in. I'd love to hear more about your project it's something your still working on, thanks, Luke
 
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