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jovica horvath
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My attempt to make RMH for my aquaponics greenhouse.
 
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Jovica Horvath : Welcome to Permies.com, our sister site Richsoil.com, and the Rocket and wood stove Forums, and Forum threads '

Interesting! What are you using for clean out covers ! One of the many blessings is the ability to make your Thermal mass thick enough

that the Heat Energy stored within the Thermal mass starts radiating from the thermal mass after you have finished for the day and are

no longer there;

properly designed it will have released most of its heat by the early morning - the coldest part of the day ! Also nice is a warm seed starting

bed that is taller than waist high. Your back will thank you every day !

For the good of the craft ! Big AL
 
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next step.
 
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Thank You for Your welcome,clean out covers are made from metal painted with ceramic paint, i can buy it in any store.
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I am too old and ornery to imagine redoing this. My project is a 14 x 24 hoop house. I live in USDA zone 6.I want to build a RAH to warm a row of 55 gallon barrels along the long North wall.The goal is to fire it each sundown. The heater will be insidelivered a 12 foot dome East of the hoop.The hoop will have a movable 2nd hoop over it for the Winter.Scaling the heater is my dilemma. Too big = less growing space.Should I buy theverything 6" chimney liner on CL?
 
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Steve Whiting : If I understand your last question correctly you are asking about buying Square Ceramic Flue Tile. If your goal at this time is to have a Vertically fed

J-bend style rocket mass heater RMH. Then no That is not what you want and would be money wasted !

This is where I Ask You to Goto rocketstoves.com to download a pdf copy of the brand new 3rd edition of Evans' and Jackson's book " rocket mass heaters " !

This is "The Book", and is guaranteed to save you from wasted time, effort, and money, while easily familiarizing you with the Vocabulary to understand the Ratios

to the sizes and lengths of the Feed Tube, Burn Tunnel, and Heat Riser, and their orientation of these parts to each other and the whole !


You did not give us a location, and as rainfall and humidity, and elevation all affect the length of your heating season -which will determine your growing season, I

can only guess that a 6'' J-Bend RMH will be a good fit for your 1st time build !


Actually many of your fellow members/Rocketeers have found that the Thermal Mass bench part of a RMH serves as a raised bed for starting plant sets higher off

of the floor allowing for a cold sink and the extra height bringing the plants up where you are not bent over over them, that and the heat will help keep your back

happy.


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

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


Get "The Book"" and read it a few times,and then comeback here and talk some more ! Remember everyone of us started out where you are now ! Big AL
 
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Hi,all.I have question:what should to be the final layer on my RMH.I Try to play with clay and some oxide colors.
What will give good mechanical resistance to final later.
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Jovica Horvath : Actually you get to use two outside layers, There is a layer of ''Structural Cob " that has straw mixed up in it to provide wait for it - - -

Structural strength ! This is followed by a finish layer where you can go crazy with designs and bas relief dragons ! You will find this link useful :


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0bZy202ImXP7NpLUJMtKJOjpjPPv59b- ( at this site click on [ play all ] )

The best book to get for finish plastering is like a very good college textbook


The Hand sculpted house by Ianto Evans



For the good of the crafts ! Big AL
 
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Jovica Horvath : Color me confused ! I have a very old and cranky MAC that does not play well with others ! I had trouble with that link, You might have some also !

You can try Cobcottage.com and work with the authors. The book is "The hand-sculpted house'' or you can try used trough Amazon Books or Alibris books !

For the good of the craft ! Big AL
 
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Chimney.
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I made a small oven for RMH.
 
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- love the repurposing of the glass pot lids ! - Big AL
 
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One layer of linseed oil.
 
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