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Nathaniel David
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Hey everyone!

I absolutely love the rocket stove thermal heaters and I had a question about the emmisions. Maybe I am mislead here but I am under the impression that the exhaust from rocket stoves consists of 1 -steam and 2-CO2. This interests me because many plants can do very well with added CO2 in the air as long as the temperature stays at a moderate level. That being said I am wondering if it would be possible to exhaust the emmisions into greenhouse beds or a greenhouse in general, this could supplement the plants as well as provide an exhaust that would only be beneficial. Please let me know if this is possible. Thanks ya'll.

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All solid fuel stoves, even the mighty rocket stoves, can, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, produce carbon monoxide.

And sometimes, the first symptom that you have CO poisoning is that you wake up dead.


Never ever vent any wood burning appliance into an enclosed space with any oxygen breathers in it. The risk is just too high.

I have never seen anybody put a CO alarm or meter in the exhaust stream of a rocket stove, but even if the meter or alarm said it was safe, that doesn't prove that the stove will never produce CO under certain conditions.

Don't do it. I beg you, don't do it.
 
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Troy is mostly right.

One option you have would be Low Tunnel/Coldframe type enclosures where people cannot enter.
 
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Kyrt Ryder wrote:Troy is mostly right.

One option you have would be Low Tunnel/Coldframe type enclosures where people cannot enter.




Which part would you change or add to, or remove from? I hate putting out incomplete or incorrect information.

Thanks in advance,

troy
 
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I already included the alteration. Simply piping it to a structure too small for people works.
 
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Never ever vent any wood burning appliance into an enclosed space with any oxygen breathers in it. The risk is just too high.



That pretty much covers excluding the oxygen breathers...



You stated it positively, I stated it negatively.


Everybody is right.


Carry on and finest regards,

troy


 
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One of Paul's podcasts with ernie and erica talks about this. The short version is that even a RMH is dirty sometimes (at cold start and possibly coaling), and it is risky every time.
http://www.permies.com/t/18896/permaculture-podcast/Podcast-Rocket-Mass-Heater-Workshop
 
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I was thinking of venting it into a greenhouse that was separate from the living quarters and also it would be a ventilated greenhouse as well, it sounds like it might still be dangerous to do this however. thanks for the insight!
 
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