Win a copy of The Tourist Trail this week in the Writing forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dave Burton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Greg Martin

rocket mass heater in greenhouse

 
pollinator
Posts: 1528
Location: zone 7
18
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
 
master steward
Posts: 28369
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.

Hope.

 
Jordan Lowery
pollinator
Posts: 1528
Location: zone 7
18
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
awesome paul, cant wait and thanks so much. i see a nice warm bench as the optimal spot for starting seeds.
 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 28369
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
 
                                
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 28369
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yes, a rocket mass heater would work very well. 

 
                
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

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
 
The City calls upon her steadfast protectors. Now for a tiny ad:
permies.com affiliate program
https://permies.com/wiki/affiliate
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!