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My RMH is going in my walkout basement which I am thinking of turning into my masterbedroom. Is there any reason why I could nt or should nt make a bench 4'x6' and put a footon matress ontop and call it a bed? Crawling into a pre-heated bed everynight. How cozy would that be?

Could the bed catch fire? How hot do benches get?
Would the bed get too warm?
I have excellent draft with a 40 foot vertical chimey that runs up through the house and extends 2 feet above the roofline, but would that be enought to suck the smoke through the extra ducts?
Would I have too much mass (is that possible?)

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Jeff Marchchand : with a properly made Cob workbench we wrap all the ducting in a cob of only sand and clay. the structural cob with straw in it for protection
from the knocks and jars of life are slightly insulative and mellows things out a little, this should be used as the last 2''-3'',then we put a finish cob on
top and the hand and eye tells you its a very firm leather couch Bed?

4' away from the Rocket Burner Base you should be safe but a futon left there a long time will start to smell like ironing
with a too hot iron ! More information at ernieanderica.info

A little bit counter-intuitive, a short stubby funnel will not flow as much liquid as an identical funnel with the long spout, this works with chimneys to. On the
rare occasions that something else is wrong with your system- pumping liquid with a pump, or flowing air with a booster fan, you run up against friction losses and trouble that I doubt you will ever see ! However do a little investigating about whole house 'Stack Effect' !there you could see trouble !
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