Frankly, I'm all for avoiding carefully lifting and pouring large vessels of hot water (I still do it everyday to wash the dishes). In my opinion and experience it's one of those things that "sounds simple" and is a grind if you do it every day. (it's not annoying to do the dishes, but I can get those done with a gallon)
What you wrote reminded me of a show I saw on PBS years ago, back in 2002. The producers took three families and brought them to Montana. The families had to live life just as the pioneers lived -- cutting the wood with axe and saw, planting using a mule and a plow, etc. One thing that the families and the producers all noticed was how long it took to heat water to do dishes and wash clothes. It took everyone by surprise, including the historians. As one historian monitoring the project said, "People would find these homesteads that had been abandoned, and they always found the dishes had just been left where they were last used, instead of being washed!"
1) Apply Ernie (or someone with similar high-temp water/steam experience)
One thing that the families and the producers all noticed was how long it took to heat water to do dishes and wash clothes. It took everyone by surprise, including the historians.
paul wheaton wrote:
"Well, that's sorta too green for me. But at least she's hot."
Hello from Reddit! Your rocket mass heater made the front page of r/frugal, which I subscribe to. I think it's great to see creative uses of resources, and thank you for taking the time to document your build!
Don't mind the early downvotes; because so many sites get promoted from reddit upvoting, there are users and website owners who actively try to game the system by downvoting everything except their own submissions. Quality material still seems to rise to the top despite early downvotes though.
pete samson wrote:semi-offtopic: the original poster is 'anonymous'. Is that someone with a deleted account?
I had the same question and found al link somewhere in the text above to some pictures. It's easy to overlook, so I present it here for everybody that happens to stumble on this page like me and wonders how this beautiful floor heater was made.
Dave trusewicz wrote: I was wondering if you had any pics or drawings of what you actually did?
Allen Jackson wrote:(I know this thread is old, but hope springs eternal...)
To the couple who did the floor heating system for the yurt, are you still using it, and have you experienced any issues with condensation collecting in your exhaust pipes?
I'm considering similar, but the engineer in me keeps warning that this is essentially a condensing heating system, and as such, is likely to collect moisture if it isn't given a place to drain away.
bob golding wrote:i am about to start on a similar system for my yurt so another bump. anyone know if the OP is still around? i know the thread is 4 years old but it is is such a good design i am interested in finding out if it is still working.