Hello, I have been contemplating a wood
burning pool heater. My initial plan was to turn a 55 gal drum into a wood burning stove
and put coiled copper pipe inside. I would have used an electric pump
to circulate the water
from the pool, through the pipe, and back into the pool to heat the water enough
to where I would get 1 more month's use out of it in the late spring and early fall. I came across the rocket stove
yesterday while doing research and would love to get some ideas as to how I could convert it to a swimming pool heater.
Does anyone know of a version of the rocket stove
that has already been built that would work?
I came across this one: http://www.milkwood.net/content/view/80/49/
but I'm not sure how to find a water jacket.
I also came across this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3dtXkprnTw&NR=1
but it seems a little overkill for my needs, not to mention expensive.
Some concerns are smoke. I know the rocket stove
heats up so much that it basically burns off all smoke, but adding copper pipe with a flow of cool water may lower the temp enough to where it would not burn as clean. I also am concerned about safely. I don't think
it would happen because I'm not really containing the water, but I wouldn't want to have it blow up or anything because of steam pressure buildup.
Thanks in advance!