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I have been lurking here for a few years in these forums. I've been thinking allot about a stove design that has evolved much over time. Thanks everyone for all the great info on here! One of my biggest improvements on my design is the elimination of steel in the burn area of the stove. To me, this seems like one of the most important aspects.

I call it the politicians RMS because it promises to keep everyone happy;

1 Batch box for less loading
2 Front window for viewing pleasure
3 Insulated burn chamber and riser for more complete combustion time
4 Secondary air for less C0 / H, more C02/H20
5 Forced air convection heating drawn off of "hidden" expansion drum
6 Thermal mass storage with seating
7 Copper heat exchanger for removing most moisture and remaining heat from exhaust.
8 PVC 2" side exit exhaust
9 Small foot print vertical heater(not including bench)
10 Did I mention hidden expansion drum?

Like all politics, not everyone is going to be happy - Unfortunately there will be an induction blower on the exhaust side. I really want to have a stove that does not have any moving mechanical parts  or needs electricity to function. However....having a reliable clean side exit exhaust is more important to me so there will be a blower on the exhaust. Make that two blowers since I will be also blower air off the drum. I have lots of solar power available so I'm not worried about the power used.

Has anyone ever attempted a fully condensing RMH?
Please share thoughts and foreseeable problems. I'm going to work drawings this week. I've already started collecting parts.

Maybe I will call it the - 98VBBICRMH instead (98% Verticle Batch Box Induction Condensing rocket mass heater)

Thanks for any input and please bring on the criticism.


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