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Making a small Rocket Stove  RSS feed

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Just stumbled on Permies.com today while researching info on rocket stove construction materials.

What a wonderful resource! Thank you one and all.

My Question: I would like to build a rocket stove using quick set concrete and a 5 gallon pail, but read one post that said concrete can explode if it gets too hot. So, I researched more and read about perlite mixed in with concrete is safer. Does anyone have a formula for what I want to do that is safe? It will be used outside only. If it turns out, I would like to make some to give to friends. Once made, can tiles made of: clay, glass or stone be put on the outside for decorations after it is made? If yes, what is the best "stuff" to stick them on with?

Thank You for your help.

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Here is the book that you need to read. cob is the best stuff to use in a rocket stove. Jay
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Georga Thomas : If I understand Correctly, you are very specifically talking about The Rocket Cook Stove (which should always be used in a very well ventilated area )

Often we Get lazy and call the Rocket Mass Heater a rocket stove the way all wood burning units get called Wood stoves.

Jay has given you good advice, This book will allow you to wrap your head around the difference between a long lasting unit, and some of the ''TinCan'' Builds that have
a life expectation measured in days !

First if you will use Cob instead of Cement/Concrete you should be able to craft a long lasting unit eventually, My Best advice Would be to Go to you-Tube and find

www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6ValmUnjz4 This is LDS Preppers channel and if you hunt for it you will find about 3 upgrades to his original project.

That will get you started, after that its Good work gloves and finding someone with 'Tinsnips'!

If you run into trouble come back here and we will find a way to help you ! For the Craft ! Big AL !
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