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Nancy Troutman
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I might have made my Baker's Choice Cook Stove into a rocket stove.   I found a rocket stove online that looked like it would fit entirely within my stove's firebox, with room to spare.   Whereas it would not fit thru the fire door, it did fit through the stove plate.   Easily I might add.   So easily, that as long as it is cool, I see no reason that it cannot be removed for when I am baking bread and need the normal fire and put back in when all I want is heat.

Reason I cannot say for 100% sure that what I have done will work is because it is August where I live.   Even though we often need heat and occasionally have snow in September, it is just too warm at the moment to test to see if will provide heat.   Or even if my chimney will draw.   I suspect it will though.   If not, maybe Paul's DVD set provides answers as to how to make it draw.

I got it from Amazon.com:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F6CTVZ6/  ; However, they gave me their website & email information.  SHTFandGO.com shtfandgo@gmail.com   They have a water distiller on the website that I am drooling over and will probably get if it is not too pricey.
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Nancy Troutman
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Pictures of the stove outside of the wood stove.   Posed it with a ruler.
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R Scott
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Nice idea for a summer burner.

I would watch out that the rocket is centered under the plate, I would be afraid blowing the rocket exhaust on the edge of the hole might create a hotspot that could warp the top.
 
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Nancy, not a bad idea from the start.

Tho, i don't think you have weighted all the implications.

You have to run with the door open, to monitor the fire. Dangerous if ever the chimney stalls, you could poison yourself with CO/CO2

Secondly, i'm not keen on calling this piece of metal a rocket. As it is not insulated.  And it's metal.

https://permies.com/t/52544/rocket-stoves/metal-burn-tunnel-heat-riser

Plus linking to amazon, for a downdraft non rocket burner which costs a fortune in comparison with it's performance is not too cool imho.

To me it's just a yuppie toy, only good to buy yourself a good ecological conscience. Nothing better.

Sorry for being rouhg. But i'm an extremist!
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