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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.

Thanks in advance for any comments.
 
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http://batchrocket.eu/en/
 
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Thanks for the reply. I just looked at your link and think that may solve my problem. I need to read everything there, but it looks like that is what I need. Thanks!
 
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