As of last night this forum and Paul's pages have got my immediate electric heating need answered for this winter BUT...
I have been intrigued with small rocket stoves for a while and would really like to build a Rocket Mass Heater in my tiny Hut.
It's 225 sq ft and I live in it full time. I am most comfortable at about 80 degrees so I need a "free" heating solution. I have just this summer
sealed and fully insulated my roof with R-19 and CDX. We also cut down a 9 trunk HUGE Myrtle tree so by next winter I will have enough cured
wood for my lifetime.
My question is... Is my Hut too small to contain a large enough "mass" part of the heater to hold heat??
I have 2 areas that are about 4' that I could possibly put the heater. The design I loved was Paul's Wood Sided Heater. It looked like something
I could easily make but the video seemed to stop before he found out if pea gravel worked better than sand. I live on the Oregon Coast so I have a lot of free sand!
Could I build an efficient wood framed RMH in 4' of space??
Is there any more detailed information on Paul's Wood Sided RMH. I just found this all at 1 am this morning so I haven't had time to research much.
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Good news the RMH is a permitted Masonary Heater in Portland O., and adapting your build to meet any local codes is doable !
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