F Styles wrote:how will this affect the ul rating and testing?
now that you can increase the temps in the heat riser are you going to insulate it?
F Styles wrote:maybe you could offer a slip on insulator sleeve or suggest one that people can buy for this improved stove so that people can have higher temps. many people here with a few exceptions are seeking higher temps.
the safety tested steps you took is a good option with your stove.
maybe you dont have to throw in the towel for your company yet if you supplement the stove part with welding jobs to keeping it floating until your sales go up. of course we will have a hard time in this country if we dont reverse our industry in a hurry and bring back prosperity. give it till the end of the this year tll things start to come apart at the seems. economy, riots, geo political environments are not good for small businesses.
John McDoodle wrote:I have mentioned ceramic coating my original prototype model , it's what they do on high performance exhaust headders and manifolds that turn red on the dyno.
It's sad that saving trees and the environment and getting people good products takes so much investment and Rigga-Marole
If someone could build a stainless or titanium or even MILD steel unit with ceramic coated parts and proper design, the world would save a lot on heating and deforestation and these things burn clean and efficient which is also great.
I think your business will work, maybe start a "go fund me" account and people are willing to help invest in our visions.
I say don't even consider stopping or throwing in the towel yet! What about all the work and testing, and what happened at the university? Don't let all that go to waste, keep trying, and don't be afraid to ask for help.
March onward and let me know what happened at the university for the stove test results
Robin Redmond wrote:Your product looks very good!
I was curious if the product you are currently offering on sale is endowed with this new proprietary coating,
this new coating cut down on the heat transfer?
Colleen Eissens wrote:We really want a rocket mass heater, but living in a home with crawl spaces and basement so looking @ woodburner instead. After a little preliminary planning/dreaming, decided to check with insurance agent to see requirements to avoid nullifying our fire protection. He said that woodburner MUST be UL approved and installed per manufacturing instructions and inspected by fire inspector.
So after reading above and hearing the concerns around slow sales, the need for UL approval is a BIG deal for increasing sales. My guess is that getting that approval rating is why the Kimberly(drooling....) or the Katydid fuel gasifiers cost $4000 , add up to a grand for installation extras. They have made this a luxury item, basically, marketed toward the mariner crowd, but its the only rocket stove that has gotten the approval.
Any ideas as to how they achieved that could be very useful in proceeding.
A go fund me page is awesome idea, if that's what's holding this product back.
New to forum, apologies if this is rehashed info/ideas.