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Bena Mairt
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Hi there,
I'm a total newbie when it comes to rocket stoves, and have been watching tons of videos. In them, the rocket stoves always seem to be outside. Is it possible to have a simple rocket stove inside (e.g. the ones made from a few cinder blocks or bricks)? If not, what is the easiest way to build one indoors and ventilate it appropriately?
Thanks.
 
Bena Mairt
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Found this old post: https://permies.com/t/29634/Indoor-rocket-stove-exterior-venting

So the advice seems to be I should have a pipe to remove the exhaust fumes but I can't see how this would work with something like a 6-brick rocket. Where would the pipe be attached, for example? Is it talking about this kind of a pipe?

And does it matter how long it is? From what I've read, the length of the pipe matters (or is that only in RMH)?
Sorry if these questions seem dumb - I have done some research beforehand but I'm not at all technically-inclined. Open to learning though!


 
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Bena, the original rocket has been thought for this, to replace the three stone fires, which were smoky, and unhealthy, in third world countries. Where it is usually used in an open kitchen. You can't really use a rocket stove in a house, with doors closed. Too many risks of co poisoning.

For examples of vented ones

Aprovecho institutional stove.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdhLWMW7IXA

http://aprovecho.org/?paybox_id=88

You have the Lorena types

http://www.appropedia.org/Rocket_Lorena_Stove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKJbesf12rc

ecofogao in brazil

http://www.ecofogao.com/english/

I have reserve on the heat riser's length.

Kirk Mobert's last one.

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/2295/all-earth-fires-hot-spots

Another from Mattyhewwalker.

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/1561/batch-cookstove-inspiration-firespeaking-lasse

Video down the page.

 
Brian James
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The Silverfire Hunter is a TLUD (good technology but not a rocket) stove that has a chimney and could be used indoors:
http://www.silverfire.us/hunter-chimney-stove

It has been used as a small indoor heater too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OZgiXp1Jio&app=desktop
 
Bena Mairt
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Thanks for the replies.
Love the Ecofagao design and also wonder about the hot water part of it.
The Lorena design is great, but we don't live in an area where cob makes sense.
If anyone has links to simple (for a non-technical newbie) designs for a rocket stove water heater (outdoors), please do share. Only interested in DIY options, rather than ready-made. Located in Canaries.
Currently reading 'The Book' and learning lots!
Much appreciated.
 
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Bena.

Canaries, nice, lots of volcanic stones which are refractory.

You can make something along the lines of the lorena or ecofogao. I don't know if you have refractory clay chimney elements in the Canaries. This is what the ecofogao uses, and would be simplest. There's one thing about this later one, i find the heat riser too short.

Metal plate, you can find from an old discarded wood or coal range or stove. 

Crush some pozzolan, or pumice, to mix with "ciment fondu" And you're sorted for your refractory binder.

You can make your plans yourself.   Or search in there!

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/search.html?backendClass=both&q=rocket%20stove

did you see this one?



Or you can go my route!

https://permies.com/t/35569/Range-retrofit



 
Bena Mairt
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What a beauty. And congratulations on your retrofit.
Today I tried the simple tin cans. I can't say it was a roaring success. Another attempt soon...
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://stoves2.com
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