i believe that it is used for outdoor cooking and sort of a quick setup, not as a permanent rocket stove. use what you have around kind of thing.
i view it as a teaching tool to show what the rocket concept is about.
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posted 4 years ago
I see that assuredly, BUT I also know that if by some fluke you do a good job setting the heat up that you can easily get it too hot & pop some bricks (don't know if cinder blocks will pop too... but they aren't firebricks).
allen lumley wrote:...virtually Zero % ever come back to say ''Oops, My Pseudo-Rocket Flaming Unit of death failed on me within two weeks,...
These rocket stoves don't bother me at all, I think they serve their purpose and can be a stepping stone. I just went outside to look at mine and it's 100% firebrick so that is probably why it never failed! There's no reason not to use the right material for a semi-permanent fixture except cost, I guess.
If it really bothers you (Allen & Matt) you could make one and video it becoming a flaming unit of death as a warning to people. I bet it'd get lots of hits on youtube! If you can't get it to become a flaming unit of death, then I guess that's useful to know too.
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posted 4 years ago
Wisdom from CJ! Love it! I think this might be a calling for someone special!
Might take a long time for it to become a flaming unit of death, although if you were bored.... I never get bored anymore, way too much to do. I do have a question though, are these people not building J tube burners instead of rocket stoves due to the lack of insulation in the riser? I don't think I have heard the roar on any of the videos I've watched but I don't know if it is because of size ratio problem or lack of insulation.
Life is too short or my list is too long, not sure which.
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Cj Verde : There are people on this planet who construct bird houses to put in their yard who have no intention that the bird house should ever contain
an actual bird !
Their heart(s) are not alive to the possibilities of their actions, some would even chase a bird with the wrong-colored feathers away ! At this time of the
year with many birdhouses setting waiting for the return of their rightful inhabitants -Just thinking of birds with out homes and homes without birds
saddens me and reduces my Christmas spirit !
The idea of creating a pseudo home, something resembling a Rocket Mass Heater RMH, and do so without the Glorious expectation that I was creating
a Forever Home for a Perfect House Dragon to find and bless me with Its presence, actually both depresses me and causes a pain in my guts !
This is one of the reasons I spend so much time with Potential Rocketeers, to help them find the Purr-fect place in the heart of their home for their future
Please understand when I say that I have no heart or stomach for the exercise in futility that you suggest ! Big AL
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