I am looking to build smaller size rocket heater. No mass due to weight concerns, just the rocket stove
part. (I might try setup a water
based central heating, but that's another story)
The one thing I haven't managed to understand - is how do you get your wood logs prepared for burning in rocket stoves
with (relatively) smaller size? That is, aside from burning fallen branches.
I live in urban area, and I have no big property with trees
. So no big stash of fallen branches - I would have to buy my wood. And it would come in form of thick logs that are 1 meter (1yard) long.
Now lets say 1 meter is a bit too long for normal feeder, so half meter will have to do. The question is how do you split those half meter (1.64 feet) logs onto small sticks?
Manually, I guess it would be very tough job
to do (due to the size and height, and pure volume of wood needed for whole winter). And tough job, due to having to split those thick
logs in many small sticks that would fit in (relatively smaller size) J tube feeder.
Any obvious solution that I am missing somehow?