There is a limit to the horizontal feed and you don't really have a lot of room between the barrel and the feed to put much of a wall and it has to be completely non-combustible.
You have put the barrel right in the corner of the building so you are losing a lot of the heat radiating directly onto an exterior wall.
You have to make sure the wind doesn't blow across the feedtube and create a vacuum to backdraft (like blowing across the top of a bottle).
Not saying it can't be done, just saying it has issues to work through.
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Vicky Barton : While my fast answer would be- ''No, why don't you find someone who lives with a Rocket Mass Heater RMH, and see smell for yourself how smoky
their house is or isn't there are about 6 other Forum Threads where you can ask for an invite to visit !
Having said that, I Am sending you to - 'rocket mass heater - Finally completed and it works! - (rocket stoves forum at permies) watch for the link for pictures! -
Notice that this system has a horizontal wood feed system, since this was 1st made, some members have made designs similar to this, that rival the efficiencies of the Vertical Feed
J-Tube style RMHs that are the standard that other stoves get measured against !
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posted 6 years ago
Sure appreciating all the info and links. Am jotting notes and hope to get something solid to start this project in spring 2014.