I was wondering if someone could help me out? Im not sure if I should be building a j tube stove or a 6 inch RMH. Currently building a 200 sq ft , 4ft in the ground, the roof is carpet, a layer of 6 mil plastic and finally some chicken wire covered with a thin layer of concrete. We have a south facing window thats 6 ft x 5 ft . Winter lows can get as low as 10 degrees. I appreciate your opinions. Thank You !
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Scott Dietrich : Here is a start, The J-tube style RMH is concerned with how the fuel is loaded into it- Vertically, it takes up less floor space and needs less attention
than a horizontally loaded RHM, A 6'' RMH can be made ether way, but would be huge both in the space it takes up and the heat out put !
Assuming an interior space 14' X 14' the Rocket burner part would take up about 1/6 of your space as you will need a minimum 18'' distance away from all flammable
objects and walls and only then by erecting reflective barriers with an air gap behind the barrier of at least a further 4''-6''.
A sub 6'' sized RMH with any amount of Thermal Mass storage is a very hard first build ! Many who have tried to do so, failed and gave up on the attempt !
There is a commercial 4'' Castle Build unit available from the people at DragonHeaters, dragonheaters.com that would serve you easily up to 4Xs the size you
are contemplating, it is the only Rocket-type unit small enough to work in your limited size/location ! I hope this helps and is timely ! Big AL !
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