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Hi guys,
I'm really interested in the RMH concept, I'm going to build one at some point in my garage, question though,
Is it possible to make a scaled down model? Almost like a table top sized version (school project kind of thing?)
 
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Smaller scale models will not work, in fact, our lower limit seems to be held at 4'' and that has proven to be very hard for the D.I.Y. Builder !

Generally our hottest and fastest flowing gases are located at the very center of the tube/tunnel that the gases are flowing through! As we get closer and closer to the interior
walls of our piping that we are trying to flow through- you reach the surface border layer of virtually still air - usually called laminar flow and the laminar boundary- it is easier to
think of it as the Laminar no-flow area. The smaller the piping we start with, the sooner this effect becomes dominate !

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If you haven't looked at the RMH book, http://www.rocketstoves.com/ - there is a rocket stove coffee maker design. Small, but enough to heat the water for a cup of coffee. Might be an option to look at.
 
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Scotty Kayem : Logan Jonker is certainly correct, the "rocket mass heater" book available from rocketstoves.com is a Great resource you should strongly consider purchasing as away to save time and money during any future build, however specifically what he is referring to is a rocket stove, no thermal mass no horizontal piping and only useful for
boiling water or reheating food for 1 or 2 people !`

The Rocket Stove is a result of an attempt to create a simple cooking only stove that could be made for the 2.4 Billion people who still cook over 3-rock fires that are so bad
that they are always used outdoors weather permitting, and their use indoors is the #1 cause of blindness in the third world ! The original Rocket Stove designs predate the
rocket mass heaters RMHs, and lead to the creation of RMHs! As such they are praise worthy, but not any kind of a rocket mass heater RMH ! I do hope this will clear up any
confusion so that this thread stays on topic ! For the good of the Craft ! Big AL !
 
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I have seen "successful" rocket cookstoves using smaller throats, even a J-tube fed one, but never a rocket mass heater.

Small scale models for fluid dynamics tests have to change the fluid to scale its properties to match.
 
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