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Scott's experimental all cob rmh

 
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I was inspired by Jess to post this that I started last year. I'll be back out at the Regenerative home this year and I'll finish it then. For now this is what I have.


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The top will be enclosed. Was planning on using the fireplace rope cut up into little fibers for this part.

Thanks for checking it out.
 
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In the third photo, I see the exit flue and then a shorter length of pipe in front of it. What is that ?

Has it been fired ?

Any idea on exit temperature ?

It looks dead simple, which is nice.

 
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The two open ends on top will connect via a chamber that will hold two pots on top that hang down 1" into the chamber. The opening on top of the insulated stack connects with the one in front that is open 3rd pic. Then gasses go down over and then up and out.
 
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Very Cool! Since it sounds like it is a little more complex than a standard RMH, do you have any cut away style diagrams that you could post to show how this works? Did you use actual cob with straw or just clay? If cob, are you concerned with the straw burning out over time?
 
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