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Uncle Mud's Bun Warmer

 
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I suppose that technically, this is not a rocket mass heater because there is no mass.  

The idea of this is to replace matt walker's ring of fire which turned out to not be weather resistant.  

The key to this is that folks can sit in a circle and have their butts warmed.  The mission is to be able to warm butts within five minutes.  








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So will folks be sitting right on the barrels or will it be covered with something?
 
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A bunch of us sat on the barrels.  About 85 degrees F.  

We talked about something to put over it.   Cob was mentioned.  But the thing about cob is that it will make it take longer until the warmth gets to your butt.   And then it will continue to be warm long after you have walked away - with nobody appreciating the warmth.   Mud thought it might be best to leave the metal exposed although we did talk about some potential coverings.   I suspect it might be years until it is covered with anything.

 
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Miles, we designed the bun warmer for instant gratification so you sit directly on the barrels and they warm you quickly. The mass is your ass.
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