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RMH with a permit in BC Canada

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Location: Vancouver Island
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Here is someone who went through the hoops of getting a RMH permit .... and wrote a book about it.  Anyway, it is a pretty standard 8inch system from the original book. In the intro (which you can read for free on their website) they make it very clear that this is not a recipe for getting a RMH permit anywhere (maybe not even elsewhere in BC). But the way they went through the process might be helpful to others. They do have engineered drawings that may serve as a starter in someone else's situation. (notice all the "might" and "may" I use   )

Yes they put it in an earthship around Kamloops BC (Darfield?). Kamloops = cold winter and hot summer. The terrain around Kamloops looks like desert with dry grass and stunted trees... just what I saw from the highway  

Ah, there it is, about 100km (60mi) north of Kamloops.... about 1300ft above sea level, 51 deg north. Yet the temp. look quite mild, not hot in the summer (av high 26C) or that cold in winter (10 below freezing.... with the record being -41 in 1969). Rains about 35 to 45 mm per month.... in winter that means 35cm (or 15inches) per month.

Anyway, the house is not yet finished so they can't tell how well it heats in that area... in a high mass house (which shouldn't need too much heat once the mass has stabilised.
Don't count your weasels before they've popped. And now for a mulberry bush related tiny ad:
A rocket mass heater heats your home with one tenth the wood of a conventional wood stove
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