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I've read occasional posts referring to rocket stoves being used in two story homes. I'm sure the climate I'm in (NE Oklahoma) doesn't have the prolonged periods of freezing temps that a lot of the folks are accustomed to further north, but my question is, if I have a basement approximately 18X32 with the main house having a dimension of 32X40, would I, could I, or should I consider putting a RMH in the basement with the mass section of the stove contained in the main part of the house (32X40)? Or, stated another way, how best can I heat the main part of the home while still generating some heat for the basement. Or am I trying to get more than is intended for a RMH? Considering the temperature benefits of a basement, should I just have a secondary stove or heat source for the basement and dedicate my resources for the the RMH for the main part of the home, the 32X40? Thanks for your insight!!! David
 
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should I consider putting a RMH in the basement


no if you do not ask for troubles.
 
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David Hughes : Welcome to Permies.com, our sister site Richsoil.com, and a Big Welcome to the Rocket, wood stove, and Cob Forum Threads !


Location, Location, location ! look at Your name space as the original poster to the left of your 1st post! And L@@K at mine, by adding a location
to your name space you encourage your other fellow members to announce themselves as near neighbors - possibly Rocketeers with years of
rocket mass heater and Cob Experience !


See these helpful links below !


http://www.permies.com/t/34193/tnk/permies-works-links-threads

http://www.permies.com/t/43625/introductions/Universal



Also below is a link to a video brought to you by the Good folks at Cold Climate Housing Research Center, you and I might know Cold they know
COLD !

Please note what they talk about when they talk about Stack Effect and the real possibility of having existing conditions that predispose you to
having problems With Backdraft !

By putting Any Heating unit into your cellar you increase the Stack Effect, and such simple household operations as running an exhaust fan in a
Kitchen, Work shop, or bath room, and very commonly any clothes drier you have the potential for Backdraft !

Link below !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54XRm25Ykqc&list=PL67021C206D70C449&index=6

Basically the rocket mass heater RMH IS a space heater (like most wood stoves) and will serve you best when installed in the very heart of the home
where it can be instantly tended to with no more thought than you would take to adjust a pair of reading classes >

Any attempt to tuck it into an ''Out of the way location" means that is care and feeding becomes an interruption in your activities, soon becoming a
drudges task to be avoided! Your RMH can only serve you as well as you serve it !

I hope this was understandable and has given you room for thought !Please come back here often, if there is a Rocket in your future we want to be
able to help You with your build ! for the Good of the craft ! Big AL !
 
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