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Hi,

I live in Maine.  I want a BBR.  I can't build worth a darn.  Who is selling an 8" BBR? I want this in my basement:

http://batchrocket.eu/images/rockets/P3040160a.jpg

Please help.

Jeff D.
 
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Jeffreyif you want the same, you will have to talk to Peter van Den Berg.
 
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Jeffrey, I'm sorry to say but the red bell heater will remain the only one of its kind. That is, in the near future anyway.

It's specifically built to my specifications and the producer of the parts doesn't have any plans to build more of those although he's allowed to do so. The combustion core and door assembly are made by myself as is the overall design. By the way, it isn't an 8"  but a 6" version instead.

Why would you place such a nice heater in your basement?
 
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Thank you, my friends.

I live in an old and small house.  My workshop is in the basement where I woodwork.  Our floors are made of fake wood.  A heavy BBR would probably fall through the floor. I am open to any BBR style, not just the beautiful red bell.

I went to the Batchrocket.eu site but I'm afraid the instructions are too complicated for me and my wife thinks I will burn down the house.

Is there a super simple design that doesn't require maths and advanced degree to build? BBR for dummies?

Jeff D.



 
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May be a step by step progress could help you.

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/1817/starting-build-220mm-rocket-double

This is my workshop heater.
 
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Is there a brick calculator? How do figure how many bricks i need for an octagon riser 8"?

I know how to get the dimensions of the core from the spreadsheet.

Do you have recommendations on suppliers? Should I use a ceramic tube as a riser? How do i figure the number of bricks I need for the outer skin (the mass) of the bell?

So many questions!
Jeff D

 
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What is the material that the first batch of the OP is being made of ? Is it cement slabs ?Refractory material?
 
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Panagiotis Panagiotou wrote:What is the material that the first batch of the OP is being made of ? Is it cement slabs ?Refractory material?




http://batchrocket.eu/en/applications#redbell

 
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Jeffrey Dustin wrote:Is there a brick calculator? How do figure how many bricks i need for an octagon riser 8"?

I know how to get the dimensions of the core from the spreadsheet.

Do you have recommendations on suppliers? Should I use a ceramic tube as a riser? How do i figure the number of bricks I need for the outer skin (the mass) of the bell?

So many questions!
Jeff D



Jeff, best bet, imho. Is to learn to use sketchup, with "objects" then you can make one brick, and multiply it numerous times, move them about etc. To make your plan. For the riser, use insulating firebricks. Or cast fireproof mortar. Or else, the more modern ceramic fiber heat risers.

https://permies.com/t/53413/Inexpensive-vacuum-formed-ceramic-fiber
 
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Does anyone sell a door for an 8" batch rocket with a window in it?

I don't know how to weld, and don't have equipment.

I'm thinking of hiring someone, but it would be easier just to buy a door and a p-trap, I think.
 
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Adam Jonathan wrote:Does anyone sell a door for an 8" batch rocket with a window in it?

I don't know how to weld, and don't have equipment.

I'm thinking of hiring someone, but it would be easier just to buy a door and a p-trap, I think.


Keep an eye out on Craigslist for an older Vogelzang Frontiersman wood stove. They were an inexpensive plate steel wood stove with a cast iron door and usually had a window. I’ve found three of them now, two for $45 and one for $150.

They’re not hard to modify and use as a frame around a batch box rocket core. I’ve used one for an 8” masonry rocket build and I’m sketching plans using one for a 6” build.
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Over here in the UK I've used a modified Charnwood stove as a frame for my BB firebox and have kept the door (with glass window). The controllability and fire view is excellent.
 
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