• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton

Trying Rocketing for the First Time

 
Posts: 9
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
My 2-year-old and I built a dry stack rocket stove. I got to a rolling boil in about 10 minutes. We plan to clean our left over kitchen grease to try our hands at old fashion homemade lye soap.
 
pollinator
Posts: 4154
Location: Northern New York Zone4-5 the OUTER 'RONDACs percip 36''
59
hugelkultur fungi books wofati solar woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Cameron C. : The Rocket Mass Heater and even the rocket cook stove burn at much higher temps than a metal box wood stove can sustain, therefor
the biggest part of the ash that your Rocket Mass heater will make will be fly ash, very little lye will be found in its ash !

Remember, Lye is a caustic substance, a strong base, and proper protection most be worn and no metal containers or stirring sticks/paddles can be
used !

There should be several good articles available on safe Soap making ! for the Good of the Crafts ! Big AL
 
Cameron Cooley
Posts: 9
1
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Here are the pictures I tried to include in my original post. Thanks for the advice!!! I was trying to use those ashes for my lye source.
2014-09-20-10.53.11.jpg
[Thumbnail for 2014-09-20-10.53.11.jpg]
2014-09-20-11.25.32.jpg
[Thumbnail for 2014-09-20-11.25.32.jpg]
2014-09-20-11.29.54.jpg
[Thumbnail for 2014-09-20-11.29.54.jpg]
 
pollinator
Posts: 285
Location: North Carolina, USA Zone 7b
62
forest garden books chicken food preservation wood heat woodworking homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
tooooo cute Cameron! What a great boyscout dad you are
 
allen lumley
pollinator
Posts: 4154
Location: Northern New York Zone4-5 the OUTER 'RONDACs percip 36''
59
hugelkultur fungi books wofati solar woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Cameron Cooley : Dig down to a clean layer of your red clay add some sharp sand a.k.a. builders sand and use that for mortar to make an air tight
Rocket Stove, you want to have a piece of sheet metal like old stove pipe or cut from a #10 vegetable can that is shaped to fit the feed tube opening
and create an air channel UNDER your fuel wood This and dry,dry wood will increase the heat of your combustion zone and speed up the time
it takes to boil water ! Good luck Big AL
 
a wee bit from the empire
dry stack retaining wall
https://permies.com/t/85178/dry-stack-retaining-wall
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!