Hello I am curious about using Rocket mass heaters for greenhouses, is it feasible to heat water for floor pipes and perhaps even an aquaponics set up? One of my favorite books is The Man who Planted Tree's, how about you? Thanks for you time
I am very curious about using an RMH for this purpose too. I would actually like to find a way to incorporate it back into the house for domestic water heating in the summer to make full use of it. I'll keep an eye out for anything anyone puts up here or on the site in general. thanks.
Rocket Mass Heaters are really great for a greenhouse. They provide the heat where it is most important while also providing great opportunities for propagation from seed and cutting. I'm not experienced with getting hot water from a RMH but it is certainly possible. Check out this thread for a method of heating water for domestic use via RMH. I focus more on aquaculture than aquaponics (because I don't like the feeding involved) but this seems like an appropriate technology to use in order to heat the water.
As for favorite book that's tough because I have a lot of favorite books. Favorite to use, "Sepp Holzer's Permaculture" followed my Martin Crawford's "Creating a Forest Garden" - favorite that I'm reading right now, Tom Brown jr's "Awakening Spirits"