Hi Deagan, good luck on your RMH stove! I attended a RMHcourse hosted by Cindee Karns at the Alaska Bioshelter in Eagle River. She also hosts clay plastering and light clay workshops. She got a large load of good quality clay from somewhere outside of Healy. If you email her, she could probably tell you the location (alaskabioshelter at gmail dot com). Anyway, I am planning on building a earthbag house and RMH also, but I currently live in Maine. I always thought earthbags would work in Alaska, but the tricky part is the permafrost. In Maine the frost line is below 4 feet, how far down do you have to dig in the North Pole to prevent frost heaves? Looking forward to reading about your progress. Lasse Holmes is also a good resource in AK about RMH, he teaches courses around the state. Good luck again!
I would love to stop in and see your stoves in action! Anyone else have a rocket mass heater in Fairbanks/Delta area?
I want to build one in my greenhouse. I have been collecting supplies. Haven't found my clay source yet...
I live in Delta but would be happy to chat or see what anyone is doing Fairbank's way when up there for Appointments or shopping...
PS. I am also interested in making a earth bag sauna... with a RMH or just a woodstove to get hot fast, or maybe both!
I like to fry! and then chill. fry, chill, fry, chill LOL! I have barrels and am interested in the half barrel ideas but get lost in all that math!
Can anyone make it really simple?
The birds are coming back so spring is on it's way!
I just moved to Alaska and just posted about building an RMH up here before I saw this thread. Hate you guys doing with the RMH build and use??? I’m in Wasilla. I would love to here from you guys especially Deagan and see how it all turned out.
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