I built a rocket stove mass heater in my “Earthship” (https://www.facebook.com/Cronk-Earthship-162709063823518/) and my barrel temperature is only running on the high end around 300 degrees Fahrenheit. My bench gets warm by not really warm and nothing close to hot and I can always touch the pipe exiting the bench out of the house so I am not losing any heater there.
Around what temperature should the barrel be on a rocket stove mass heater.
Attached is a picture of my RSMH I took in October 2015, so it still looks wet in the picture. You can see more picture on the Cronk Earthship facebook page.
I would like to thank you for posting that picture . ..
I happened to be talking to a Chinese fellow at work, and mentioned that I have built a really cool stove that I have never heard of ! ! It is called a Rocket Stove ! ! He then told me that they have these things built into their beds back home , so they are nice and toasty warm when they go too bed . .. He grew up with the thing . .
Just when you think it's new - its old again . . Thank you for the picture, that looks like a nice bed too sleep on . .
Now if we can get these things past the paper pushers . . .
Location: Northern New York Zone4-5 the OUTER 'RONDACs percip 36''