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Mosaic Rocket Mass Heater?

 
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IS it possible to mosaic the bench part of the heater along the lines of some of the projects here https://www.fabehome.com/17-inspiring-mosaic-garden-bench-image-ideas/ ? I am thinking it would be quite a bit of work but might make it easier to clean the surface, and also make an aesthetically pleasing "piece-a-furniture". Would it block heat?


Has anyone tried it?
 
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Margie, I think that would be beautiful ! I wouldn't think that it would block heat, just become part of the mass, but maybe some of our local experts will chime in on that.
If you do it I would love to see some pictures !
 
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The one caveat might be that glass or tile mosaic surfaces might be more conductive than cob/plaster and feel hotter when sitting on them. This *might* be a drawback, if the mass gets to the high end of the comfort scale, though it could probably be ameliorated by a drape to keep skin from direct tile contact if it is hot.
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