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rocket stove instant hot water heater built from dirt, trash, and broken parts!  RSS feed

 
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I built this system to reuse a broken instant hot water heater, check it out!

PS anyone ever tried using granett or marble? Would this last a lot longer than fire brick? I only ask cause its so cheap here in Ecuador.
 
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Ben - the link's not working for me. Can you check it's complete and that the video is still up?
 
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should be working, I checked and re-posted the link above.
 
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Wonderful!
I would like to know what's inside the 'broken instant water heater' - a convenient part to find, for sure!

I notice your second fire was a little harder to get going, after you shortened the chimney and put the cool mass of the water-heater on top. And there was a little smoke from the second version, too. You might be able to fix this with some insulation around the chimney (below the water heater). Loose dirt, or mud-bricks made with a lot of sawdust in place of straw or sand, could work. Assuming you want to keep doing the junkyard style - rock wool, perlite, or non-flammable insulation like that would also work great.

There's something so satisfying from making a stove that's mostly dirt, though, isn't there?

-Erica W
 
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nice job, thats a great setup!
 
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