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I have a question about rocket stoves as heaters but not mass heaters. My situation: I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I was in love with the idea of replacing my oil furnace with a RMH, followed these forums, even did a workshop on how to build them (even to meet code). But, alas, I am too disabled to make one and went with a heat pump instead. I also have a Cansolair (pop can solar heater) so have free heat on sunny days. The problem is that the heat pump is on and off all night and I cannot sleep through it. Ideally, I think, would be to shut the heat pump off at night, possibly have a bit of a fire in the evening on really cold nights, and definitely have a brief fire in the morning to warm things up before the Cansolair warms things up and/or so the heat pump just has to maintain a good temperature. I don't need a mass heater because that would duplicate what I have and it would get too hot. I just want a quick, efficient, short term heater. Do you have suggestions for ready made rocket stoves to use in this way? Thanks so much.
 
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Hi Jane,
I can put one of these together for you fairly easily if it would suit your needs (but I need to order some parts first.) It’s a full size 6” batch box rocket heater only, no mass, using PvdB’s new double shoe box design. Im not sure about shipping to Canada though. It’s fairly light weight, less than 120 pounds.

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Jane Matheson
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Thanks so much, Brian. I have to think about costs and installers and rules and regulations here.
 
Liar, liar, pants on fire! refreshing plug:
A rocket mass heater is the most sustainable way to heat a conventional home
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