Satamax Antone wrote:Russell, plan a bypass, to get the chimney warm, and get things moving. Just in case. Peter usually says, make the bypass at mid height in the bell.
Good idea bro I forgot bout a bypass lucky I still just have dry stacked brick lol. Some more pics below with comments sorry bout the darkness. Midnight here. Or I could lift the bath another 6 inches then only bout three bricks high to top of riser
We used earth and stones around the bathtub to keep in the heat
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3 points below
James Heap wrote:
1- the primary heat source ideally should be solar or better yet a compost hot water heater, like the one developed by Jean Pain. The rocket is there for a booster to maintain the desired temperature as this varies amongst people.
2- I felt the experience of bathing under the stars was a one up on inside (personal preference), so that was the whole point in the 'outside' bath.
3- Remember to find a bathing buddy, it saves water
1- I will try to have a system for heating water but mainly will rely on solar water.
My bath will be near the exhaust pipe and will benefit from heat as a bench.
My main idea is that I will look at the fire from the bath!
As I could not have the fire visible from the living room, I build the bath room where the fire is.
2- Having a fire outside JUST for a bath is very romantic and nice, but a lost of energy, as it all goes away apart from the bath.
+ I want to bath in a warm room, it is more important for me than warm water from the RMH.
3- Thought about it as well.... but then what when you are alone... so I have found a design that allows me to use for 1 or 2 persons, and use the right quantity of wáter.
Actually, I want a bath just to be able to take salt bath, or epsom salt bath, for HEALTH REASONS.
Or else, sure that just the shower I have is enough for washing myself!
Also, I needed to think about where the water goes, because not all plants like salt, and so I will think about a piece of land just for salt loving plants!