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Ceramic Fiber Batch Rocket Plans

 
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Hi Permies!  Geez, I'm a spammer these days.  Sorry about that, I'm just finally getting to this backlog of inside work I've been building up for a while now.  It's howling wind and a sideways downpour out there, so I'm getting much sitting work done these days.  Anywho, I finally, finally got around to getting after these plan sets, and the latest one is the glorious and much revered Peter van den Berg 6" Batch Rocket.  I've been making these with ceramic fiber for a few years now, and the performance is out of this world.  They also are dead simple to build.  The material can be easily cut with a utility knife or hand saw.  The parts pin together for assembly inside the skin of your choice.  I've recently made some videos showing some simple ways to build doors and hardware, and some info on building with the ceramic fiber board.  I'm working to make these stoves accessible to anyone, and I think these methods go a long way towards that goal.  Hopefully this will help some of you build a great stove!  Thanks for the opportunity to share.

You can find plans for the Peter van den Berg Batch Rocket, and many other stoves, here:
Walker Stoves


Here's a video of me lighting one off, skinned in aluminum as part of my aluminum series.

 
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Very cool!  
Great to hear what you're up to.

Are you selling these yet, or still prototyping?

I see your website (http://walkerstoves.com) has plans and the super-hot core, but I don't see the aluminum series.
Care to share a link?


-Erica
 
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Hi Erica!  Thank you for the kind words.

I'm not building any stoves at the moment, so I removed them from my site for sale.  You can find the archived pages on them here:

http://walkerstoves.com/aluminum-series-stoves.html  

 
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Hello Matt,
I just purchased your book of plans on some of your stoves from Amazon and am planning on constructing one of your Peter van den Berg batch box stoves. The plans look easy enough although the plans are for just the core, there isn't even any info I am aware of that let you know what type of adhesive to use to glue the pieces of ceramic fiberboard together, nor any info on how to trim out the stove in aluminum. I was hoping you might point me in the right direction to find this information out.
Cheers, Shannon
 
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Hi Shannon;  
To reach out to Matt try his website  https://walkerstoves.com/index.html
You will find contact information there as well as answers
I can also tell you that the ceramic board is not glued. It is pinned with stainless wire.
On his website you will find a video of making doors with aluminum skin.
 
That's my roommate. He's kinda weird, but he always pays his half of the rent. And he gave me this tiny ad:
Morgan Superwool Plus non-ceramic fiber blanket for Rocket Mass Heaters
https://permies.com/t/153507/Morgan-Superwool-ceramic-fiber-blanket
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