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michael carman
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works great. hard work to build. but we love it.
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Will Holland
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I love the pics. Thanks for sharing your finished build! Looks very clean!
 
thomas rubino
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Michael; Thanks for sharing ! You did an excellent job , looks great ! Now you can convince all your friends and neighbors that they need one as well.
 
Mikael Long
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I love this pic, It looks so pro and homey, comfortable. I would still like to see someone come up with a cover for the drum that would not effect the burn. Just a cosmetic thing. Everything else is so organic a warm looking and then the barrel. But still a great example of why this is worth doing.

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Mikael Long wrote:... I would still like to see someone come up with a cover for the drum that would not effect the burn...


There are several ways to address cosmetics without killing performance. Check out the second photo down from the top of this page, of the RMH drum that ernie and erica dressed up with a sheet of copper:

http://www.permies.com/t/40984/rocket-stoves/Rocket-Mass-Heater-Plans-Cabin
 
Mikael Long
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I like the copper cover, I wonder if you could cut small shapes out of the copper. A pattern or maybe spray it with an acid such sufuric acid to get that blue green patina. It will probably gain it's own patina over time but if it were sprayed you could make it happen on purpose. I worked at a foundry once apon a time and did the patinas for bronze statues so I know we used sulfuric acid and a mix of copper that when applied to heated bronze Would give you a Brite viverent color. It's also nice just as it is.

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A brass or copper sheet could be etched with acids.
 
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Satamax Antone wrote:A brass or copper sheet could be etched with acids.


Or pound with one of those, whatcha call it? Pinning hammers? Peel hammers? The ones with the rounded striking surface. This+Rubber+Chisel+Fucking around with it = art.
 
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Glenn Herbert
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"Ball peen" is the full term for it. There are also cross peen and long peen hammers, which have a rounded narrow rectangular face opposite the regular hammer face, for making marks crosswise to or parallel to the handle.
 
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Glenn Herbert wrote:"Ball peen" is the full term for it. There are also cross peen and long peen hammers, which have a rounded narrow rectangular face opposite the regular hammer face, for making marks crosswise to or parallel to the handle.


Not to get too far off-topic here, but yes.

AND, you'll find them all spelled "pein" instead of "peen" sometimes, too. And in my circles, a pein hammer with the narrow face parallel to the handle is a "straight-pein" rather than "long peen". But obviously, these things vary from place to place.

Thought I'd chime in, because so often the key to finding what you need is knowing its name!
 
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Yep, I've seen all those spellings and names too... didn't want to throw too many variables in at once
 
michael carman
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if we burn our stove hot and full of wood (pretty dry walnut) we are getting over 1000F on top of barrel. within 10 minutes. and about 100 to 150 where it goes thru ceiling. i added a 5 foot section to chimney and now great draft. no smoke back. as advertized.
 
michael carman
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here it is dec 9 2015. still using our rsmh in the pic. we do love it. it's going right now and we're warm. if you are thinking of building one of these things my advice is get started. Michael and judy carman Lawrence Kansas area
 
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