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Hello all,
I,m new to permies and very exited about what I have learned about rocket stove tech.
I am thinking of building a cob oven powered by a rocket burn chamber and riser.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I purchased some used fire brick for about $1 each and intend to experiment a bit. I had an idea about the cob oven construction. Has anyone ever tried to use a candle to promote drying the oven slowly while reducing cracking?

Thank you
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Hi Domenick, I haven't used a candle in these circumstances, but I *have* stacked rocks and blocks around a TLUD and then used those (when really hot) as portable thermal masses for a variety of purposes - handling with thick gloves of course. Good luck with your project!
 
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Howdy Domenick, welcome to permies!

Check out this thread and see if there is anything in there you might like.

https://permies.com/t/34039/cob/good-plans-small-rocket-cob
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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