Jennifer Brownson wrote:Hi Dale. I see this is an older post, but I wanted to first thank you for your details and photos. Your ideas are helping me on a plan I am working on for my upcoming yurt-cabin: a) To use of the heater as a wall itself! and b) to pile up mass in the back of the stove (instead of building a bench) by zig zagging the mass ducting in an upward path before it exits out the wall.
Also I wanted to ask you...
Can these flu pieces like in your photos be used to build the combustion chamber of the rocket mass heater? I am interested in rocket mass heaters, but the huge barrel system seems a bit of overkill for the little yurt-cabin I will be building soon, so I am looking for ways to make the chamber a little smaller. How do these flu pieces usually get joined? In your photos it looks like there are two different sizes. Do you know if there are other sizes?
Did you finish your project? If so, are you happy how it came out?