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hi guys I live in a 2 story building and wish to take the flue right past the 2 nd story apex will this affect the heaters performance thank you love the site.
 
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Dallas Mclennan : Yes, generally for the positive/good, you should bring it about 5' over the peak of your house!

You have not given a location for your build, I/we would much prefer you to have the mind set that you are making a beautifully sculpted piece of Built-in-furnature that will
receive Pride of Place in the very heart of your home ,which is what hearth originally meant, not just an architectural term ! This way Your rocket mass heater RMH will be
easily tended too, and be like a member of the family, or a comfortable bank account into which you put deposits in the form of sticks of wood, and get automatic withdrawals
in the form of heat !

Any attempt to tuck your RMH into an out of the way corner will result in your Rocket never receiving the exact attention that it needs, the ~ hourly ~, breaks in your routine
to stop what you are doing NOW and get up and move to that remote location to preform the task of tending to that damn wood heater becoming an un-welcome burden,
and who really is going to be comfortable with a fire going in a remote location, Ether one of two things will happen,85% of the time, you will grow into not wanting to light a
fire in your RMH, finding excuses not to use and have to tend it! OR 15% of the time, you will find that you are picking up and moving Whole Tasks to be able to set next to
your Rocket and the gently soothing low roar of the snoring coming from Your happy house Dragon at the new heart of your home - The choice is yours ! For the good of the
craft ! Think like a Fire, Flow like a Gas, Don't be the Marshmallow ! As always, your comments, and questions are solicited, and are Welcome ! PYRO - Logically BIG AL !
 
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thank you, yes I was going to do the usual set up downstairs in the living area with an l shape seat made of cob and stone and then take the flue from there through the second story living room an then out through the roof.
 
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Dallas Mclennen : O.K., sign me up, I will do what I can from here, can I send you to - ' villagevideo.org/products/rmh/scenes ' - this is 3/8ths of a video for sale
at village video dot org, This may look like over kill but it is the only safe way to build over a wood floor, if you don't have wood floors, watch what you can, dealing with
wall exposures is a really small deal, compared to this ! For the Good of the Craft ! Big Al
 
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