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Found a 60 year old Rocket Stove!! Old Oil Burner Build

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I looked but found nothing on using old furnace heat exchangers for a rocket stove build.  This looks to me to be a perfect start to a great rocket stove.  It weighs around 80 pounds as is.

I plan to add a batch box to the inlet( where you can see the insulation).  I also will add insulation to the inside of the burn tube.  I may have to cut and re-weld the tube.

The "barrel" is double side, so it will also send heat to the inside.  I may add a fan on top to pull heat better.

What does everyone think about this?
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Looks good so far, Adam. I would make whatever changes you seek to make and set it up for a test burn before you go much further, though.

If it's like you think it is, a test burn will confirm what you think is so. If not, well, at least you haven't put money into it.

I find myself thinking in the other direction when planning my RMH, such that I think perhaps only the top of the riser will be metal. I don't like the idea of the main piece of my heating system rusting out due to increased oxidisation.

But let us know. I am sure the RMH experimenters will be on to this soon (I have only participated in one build, which, though comprehensive, was a fairly standard batch-box design, and little about it was experimental).

We've gotta get close enough to that helmet to pull the choke on it's engine and flood his mind! Or, we could just read this tiny ad:
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