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Theresa Brennan
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I am trying to figure out if rocket mass stoves can be used indoors to replace a "regular" stove.
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Thanks for the reply. I guess I should have specified Cooking Stove when I asked the question. I am aware of RMH for indoor heat and a rocket stove for outdoor (only?) cooking but I am not sure if Rocket stoves can be used indoors b/c of ventilation issues.
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You could use something like the aprovecho institutional stove inside no problem i would think. Otherwise, a little L tube open under the pot is a risk i would say! Mind you, in a well ventilated space, you could do prety much what you want. I wonder if running a rocket on denatured alcohol would release much CO2 and CO into the air. They allow fake, alcohol fireplaces; to be used indoors in euroland.
 
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Theresa Brennen : Having survived one more heating season we can now count up the dozen or so people who asphyxiated themselves Trying to use
their charcoal BBQ indoors during a power outage

Very close to here we also lost a family during a power outage because the father thought their gas powered generator might get stolen so he set it up
on the back porch, off of the kitchen and left the door open so he could hear it run !

Add to that the number of people in City apartments without balconies, who will try to use a BBQ indoors, This is a very good way to remove yourself
from the Gene-pool ! Big AL

 
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Thanks all for the replies

Big Al, nope, not trying to kill anyone, that's why I'm asking I was told that in 3rd world countries that they are using them indoors. I realize they might have a big hole in the top of their hut but figured there might be a way to ventilate. I am not strong in the science area so I'm just trying to understand what is possible. Better to ask here amongst those who understand trying to find alternative ways to do it than to ask someone locally that I need help from! lol
Thanks again for the help

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Theresa Brennan wrote:I am trying to figure out if rocket mass stoves can be used indoors to replace a "regular" stove.
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Sure! Sometimes called a "rocket box" stove:
http://stoves.bioenergylists.org/stovesdoc/Miranda/Ecostove/Ecostove.html

I've been thinking of modifying a regular stove into one of these. I want a vertical feed though.
 
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Theresa Brennan : It depends on what you mean when you ask the Question " Can a 'rocket stove be used indoors ? "

In many third -world countries the 'Rocket stove' is made cheaply without any chimney to carry away Combustion products/smoke,
this means this type of rocket stove must be used outdoors or in a sheltered alcove open to the outside !

As such these stoves are a vast improvement on the type of 3-rock fires that 40% of the worlds population still use !

In the pictures showing "Eco'' rocket stoves being used there is clearly a chimney shown in all but 2 pictures, this is likely due to the
way the pictures were taken !

This brings us full circle, 'Rocket Stoves' means different things to many different people!

There are plans for several types of 'Rocket Stoves' out there. The Aprovecho Institutional model is probably one of the best, though
not perfect for just a few people, Good luck with your search, please come back here and share what you find ! For the Good of the
Crafts ! BIG AL
 
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Thanks again everyone for the replies.

Big Al, do you have a recommend for indoor cooking with wood heat? Here is what I would like to buy but was curious if there were other options that were "better": http://www.antiquestoves.com/ashlandstove/index.htm

Theresa
 
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