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Wow - I love the concept of the vortex, but I'd have to run it past the wife. I'm guessing it'd need to be dismantled once the winter's over - any chance it's possible to put this together without it being mortared into place, then dismantled after the burning season?

Other ideas coming to mind --
1. A small greenhouse on the south facing wall of the house through some sliding doors, with a RMH in it. Kind of passive solar + RMH
2. A RMH that's removable in a little used part of my house that I could vent out a window (is that OK?)
3. #1, with the external RMH, but run the exhaust under the house floor, kind of like Erica's in floor heater video

I think the thing I'm most interested in is the removable RMH in the house that vents out a window. Possible?
OK, my excitement is building again. thanks Max.
 
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Rob, if you want removeable. Check walkerstoves. Myself, i wouldn't do removeable.

Why is your wife asking for removeable. Imho, if well thought out and well made, you could have a nice piece of visible fire, in a brick surounding. You could even use a metal plate on top, for quick heat and a bit of cooking. I'm only talking about something which would stick out 20 or 30 inches into the room. May be less. Depending on the architecture Be about 5 or 6' wide. And 4' tall. Along thoses lines.
 
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Best draw is going to be straight up out the roof and not out a window. E&E's latest stuff says this.

I know you don't like to hear this; it is definitely more expensive.
 
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Well guys.

Check the sketchups i have posted there if you are intrested in fireplace retrofitting.

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/1094/fireplace-retrofiting?page=1#scrollTo=10300
 
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Anything new on this?

What's happened to all the missing pics?

Seems like there's been a lot of innovations and improvements in RMH in recent years.
By now, someone must have working retrofit, minimal impact attempts that have succeeded?
 
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Lacia Lynne Bailey wrote:Anything new on this?

What's happened to all the missing pics?

Seems like there's been a lot of innovations and improvements in RMH in recent years.
By now, someone must have working retrofit, minimal impact attempts that have succeeded?



Lacia, i've concentrated on other things for the moment.

http://www.permies.com/t/51057/rocket-stoves/build

The only one who has managed to do something good with what he had so far.

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/1274/rocket-heater-fireplace-design#page=9
 
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