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Well guys, the rocket stove has too go.

Original thread is here   https://permies.com/t/40107/hot-barrel

I managed to build a nice work shop .  . .  solar panels on the roof . . .  rocket stove for heat. . . then a senior citizen walks up too me one day, and asks " I thought you were going to build a hobbit home ? ".

So, too make a long story short, the workshop is in the way.  I am planning on picking it up and moving it back 16 feet.  So when I build the Hobbit Home, the dirt mound will not touch the sides of the shed.
Which also means, that the shed is waaayyyy too heavy with a 2 or 3 ton stove in it, not too mention a stack of firewood 3 feet square and 10 feet high  . .

The good news, is that I am using the 400 or 500 bricks that are in the stove too build a 4 x  4 square - and all the cob and clay material from inside the stove - is being dumped into that.  I then cover it with a plastice sheet, as well as a tarp - to keep it dry.   I can reuse the material when I rebuild one of these stoves in my hobbit home, and will be notifying the insurance company before hand - so there are no surprises.

Now, for the demolition....

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The next set of pictures gets into the piping.  I have never cleaned this stove out, so there is some buildup.
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Here is the manifold before we destroy it.
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Here is where I am at the present time with the demo of my rocket stove.

Main mass is almost gone.

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Started getting into the manifold area, but I am trying to save the clay / perelite mixture for the next stove. . . .

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Here is a question for you guys and gals . . .

Firewood is stored outdoors . . . given
do you cover the wood ?
I have a STACK of kiln dried wood from work . .  I moved it outdoors , slightly off the ground , covered it with a plastic sheet, and then a tarp.

Kiln dried wood - covered or No ?
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Here is what I have outside, too store the materials ... for the next stove...
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Roofed, but not enclosed.

It is very good to keep rain off the wood, but even more important to let it have maximum ventilation.
 
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Here in the rainy NW I only worry about firewood getting wet if I plan to burn it during the next winter. My theory is that exposure to the sun and rain together will season the wood perfectly. I do try to keep it stacked and off the ground. Because any wood, even individual pieces, will sink into the mud over the winter, and then it starts to rot.
 
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Jeremy VanGelder wrote: My theory is that exposure to the sun and rain together will season the wood perfectly.



That is my theory as well, the problem is, this is all kiln dried wood - so it should burn perfectly now.  I am just storing outdoors . . . fresh cut logs, I would not worry about - just stack and forget . . .

Here is the way it is now, at least it wont get wet, and it wont be subjected to high temps (sunshine) - guess I will let you guys know how it turns out in a couple years . .  
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More work done on removing the rockets stove from the shed.

You can see the Perelite / clay has been cooked with the high temperatures. (pink)

Once it is all out, I can pick up the shed and move it backwards too its new home.
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Dave,

Thanks for posting the pics. Tear down photos are such a valuable resource. I must say I was surprised to see so much build up in your pipes. How far from the barrel is that? Is this normal? How long did you use it before the tear down? I saw your thread on the build and it looked like a nice heater, shame to have to tear it down to move it. Been there done that with projects.
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Your kiln dried wood pile will not stay kiln dried, sitting out wrapped in a tarp. Humidity will get in at times, and condensation will form... the best storage without a building would be to fasten the tarp over some sticks or boards, secured so it can't blow off and will shed water, and allow air to get at all sides. The best you can get is acclimating to the environment, but if it is closed tightly on the sides, moisture will build up.
 
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