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Matt Powers
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There's no classic J... no self-feeding... the source is far from the smokestack... I know he says it will hit 2,000F, but will it? How clean are these compared to a classic J?
 
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Hmmm....again...more wheels invented, poorly researched and named...

I appreciate enginuity...I don't care for plagiarism of any form or type.

No...in my opinion...this is not a "rocket" or "dragon stove" of any fashion. It is an amalgamation of several forms, and a bastardization of both the "fogon oven" of the early Iberian cultures, later played with by the Romans, and the "Fagan" fire place one can find in Pueblos of the South West First Nations People.

The Chinese and more germane the Koreans have this form of combustion and cooking chambers at its most ancient and evolved forms in the Ondol...which I will be writing a report on for Peries in the future.

All in all, and interesting video...absolutely nothing new to be seen...again just my academic opinion and respected view of such "novelties in NOT NEW combustion experiments."

Regards,

j
 
Matt Powers
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Thanks J!
 
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I think that the term "rocket" can be, and has been, applied somewhat loosely. If you squint your eyes and cross your fingers, you might see it as a type of batch-box and bell. He doesn't give a good view of the chimney placement (and my eyes were squinted), so I can't be sure about the bell part. It may well improve emissions, but it looks like it would probably eat wood pretty fast for what it purports to do. Well, he touches all the right bases, cob, rocket, reflecting surface, smokeless. He ought to sell a lot of tickets to his workshops and his hardware looks pretty good.
 
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