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Using a rocket burner as a ventilation fan.

 
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Would this work? Would it be effective enough to replace a fan? I have been thinking about how I could replace various electrical devices. One of the things has been "the kitchen setup". The stove(range?) of course as it sucks more than any solar panel I want to pay for. The alternatives are gas (natural or propane) or wood. Propane is probably the cheapest and also what would be easy to start with while building a better solution. Gas needs to be vented. Wood: The Rocket Mass Heater really has no way of being used for all the cooking needs. The fire box is too small to use as an oven, and the top of the barrel is too high and a bit small for full time cooking. In this post: Rocket kitchen they show a rocket style cooking centre that could replace a conventional electric stove or a cast iron wood cook stove. It has individual controls too. It also needs venting. Even using a cast iron wood stove for cooking needs venting. A cast iron cook stove might be a good solution, but for me at least, the cost is too high.

Anyway, here is a rough (very) picture of my idea.
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Len's rocket vent
 
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How about something as simple as a turbine vent.
The slightest breeze will operate it...but wait...there's more...
The venturi effect:
Hot air rises. With hot air rising through the duct, the vent will begin spinning, regardless of outdoor wind conditions.

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John Polk wrote:How about something as simple as a turbine vent.
The slightest breeze will operate it...but wait...there's more...
The venturi effect:
Hot air rises. With hot air rising through the duct, the vent will begin spinning, regardless of outdoor wind conditions.



I will have some things to try. I guess start with a pipe and try/add things... The turbine vent sounds simple. Start simple and before trying complex for sure.
 
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