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A couple of days ago I got the Rocket book by Ianto...and today I made my first pocket rocket heater!

Cobbled it up out of junk I had laying around, and I'm still shaking my head at how well this little guy works. Man, does this thing crank out the heat!

The heater is running in the first pic. There's the fire in the feed tube in the next one, and of course, I have to show the super clean exhaust in the last one.
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Congratulations, Keith; Your hooked now. Soon you will be telling anybody you meet about how awesome these rmh are !
 
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thomas rubino wrote:Congratulations, Keith; Your hooked now. Soon you will be telling anybody you meet about how awesome these rmh are !



Thanks Thomas...I'm already doing that! I have a long time thread on a DIY site where I get about 500 visits a day, so lots of folks know about this little success already.

Next I want to see if I can make the real thing in my small cabin here. A 6" system is going to be more than enough. Luckily I have room in there for a bench to run the exhaust through...it should work like a hot damn!

Next step will be do draw up some sort of plan for the design and see what materials I will need for the job. One of the difficulties here is getting building materials over to the island, as anyone who is in a similar situation will attest. I shall be asking questions here as I go through the design process to see what comes up.. Wish me luck!
 
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keith s elliot : I am sure that you probably have a link back to us, bout you can also post your blog space and E-mail links here if you want to. Most people put them
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Thanks for that Allen...now everyone will need to find out where Ruxton Island is!
 
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That tubing isn't galvanized, is it?
 
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Bob Jackson wrote:That tubing isn't galvanized, is it?



Yes it is. And yes I'm aware of the dangers of the galvanizing burning off. But it's what I had, and for me it was a proof of concept sort of thing. Please be assured that when I make one INSIDE a building, there will be no galvanizing. The exhaust tube is one that is used here for propane appliances, such as an instantaneous water heater.
 
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