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Guess I am never satisfied. Has anyone scaled RMHs even smaller and configured them as a free standing fireplace insert? The exhaust gases flow out the existing chimney?

It would be interesting to see a RMH using the clay masonry bricks popular in south america -- http://c8.alamy.com/comp/DYFHAT/clay-masonry-building-blocks-DYFHAT.jpg
  -- as an internal insert too.
 
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Hi John Mcginnis.

Well, since your post didn't have much to do with the minie mouse.  I split it. To answer your questions.

There have been attempts to make 3.5 inch J tube rockets. These don't work very well. I mean, some might do. But the amount of heating given by such a small heater is near nothing.

As chimney inserts, there is some guys who tried. And i have drawn few sketchups in order to use big fireplaces as bells.

I kind of walked JRL through this one.

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/1274/rocket-heater-fireplace-design?page=9

Here i was discussing sometthing like this with Kevin Prata

https://permies.com/t/31382/Rocket-Stove-cast-riser

Drew this for him https://permies.com/t/40/31382/Rocket-Stove-cast-riser#246585

This guy was thinking about it too https://permies.com/t/26794/Split-level-house-RMH-prospective

Another one, who went astray

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/2076/fireplace-batch-box-conversion

There has been this one too https://i.pinimg.com/originals/92/ba/f9/92baf934c59331d9a5f20939af407c87.jpg

Can't find the thread on here or at donkey's tho.

But with Peter's latest développement. It might become even easier to retrofit an existing fireplace. 


https://permies.com/t/71823/batch-core-riser





I used the same kind of bricks as you are speaking off in this build.

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/1817/starting-next-build
 
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Anatone,

Thanks for the reply. Based on your observation this might as they say 'be a bridge too far'.  Shame but fire is not to be trifled with.

 
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One other thing I have noticed:

There is a lot of similarity with many of the RMH like designs with the Swedish Kakelugn tile stove.

Thanks again.
 
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On the kachel type.

Robert built this one.



But the photos are gone from donkey's site.

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/1464/rocket-kachel-ofen?page=1
 
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Two part roundwood timber framing workshop sep 24-29 and oct 1-5
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