This may have been answered before, but I can't find it.
I am building a 36" dome home. Concrete floor covered in wood flooring. Except around stove.
My concern is:
A 6" stove with a 55 gallon barrel seems like an awful lot of heat will be released at the barrel. It is my understanding that this heat loss is a MUST for this stove to function properly. My dome is VERY tight and well insulated. I am afraid that the amount of heat coming off the 55 gal drum will over heat my house while I am trying to heat the mass.
Is this something I will just have to deal with? Open a window during burns? Or am I over thinking this?
If I am going to build one of these I need to "dot the I's". I have bought the book for building rocket mass heaters and am thinking of the videos now. Perhaps watching one being built will answer the rest of my questions.