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Anthony Cronk
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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.
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Anthony Cronk : Welcome to Permies.com and our sister site Richsoil.com, And a Big Welcome to the Rocket and Wood Stoves forum threads.

With ~ 35,000 ~Fellow Members world wide you can come here 24 / 7 and talk to someone who wants to talk about what you want to talk about !

Yes you are running on the low end; for a barrel and a half you should see temps 500ºƒ to 800ºƒ temps near the center of your barrels top can be hot

enough to make it glow a dull red if pushed a little !

Speaking of Glowing red, with a well built Rocket The Firebricks in the Burn Tunnel should be seen to glow red especially if you are in a darkened room,

this should happen in the 1st 15-20 minutes after you get your fire started -but easily within the 1st half hour !

It is possible to provide the fire with too much air for the amount of wood you are burning this will actually cool the fire. Even though we make much of our

Rockets Roar -truthfully it should sound about like chimney/creosote fire just starting off. You can learn to Automatically feed it by the amount of noise it

Makes !


You can partially close off the top of your Feed Tube with a couple of bricks to better channel the amount of air you are feeding your fire and should notice a

quick increase in Your Rockets full song !


With a red hot burn tunnel, you should have no or very little Charcoal build-up within the Burn Tunnel . Charcoal 'left over' after you have fired Your Rocket is

a sign you are not getting things hot enough !


Sometimes new Rocket Owners will try to cram in more wood in an effort to not be watching their rocket all the time and the result will be that chunks of wood

and charcoal will be pushed deeper into the Burn tunnel and you can end up with a constipated Rocket that will not burn well ! I doubt that is your trouble, but

it is worth checking !


Hopefully now that you have found your way here you will keep coming back to tell us how you are doing and show off your Beautiful Earthship !

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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 . . .
 
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Anthony Cronk : Just wanted to be sure you caught this Forum Thread ! Link Below :

http://permies.com/forums/posts/list/40/40107


Dave Lot : Here is an article on raised "Kang'' Beds ! //////// Link Below :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kang_bed-stove

For the good of the crafts ! Big AL
 
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Anthony, on my latest build, a workshop batch heater.

I get 177C° on the main radiator faces, on a regular basis. http://www.permies.com/t/51057/rocket-stoves/build

I have a fair bit of exposed surface. Mind you, not much more than a barrel. Tho, remember, it's not a J tube. But a batch rocket.

Is your mass dry yet? It takes forever to dry usualy. Like six weeks of near constant burning.

 
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