Location: Boulder County Mountains, Colorado, United States
posted 2 years ago
We are going to build a rocket mass heater in our home. We have already built two RMH, but this project is a great deal more challenging. The two built and working heaters were with a 55 gallon drum, one that had no mass heat storage, the other that went through a bench. I am asking for suggestions on video, plans, books, etc because we want to create a stove in our home that has a cooking surface, has an oven, has a brick outer look, does not utilize a 55 gallon drum, goes through a heat storage bench, and uses a refractory cement rather than cob. Does anyone have suggestions for directions? Thank you for any help.
The plans are quite versatile. In Matt's own stove there's an oven below the fire box, but it can be put in the side, too. Or you can put a heat exchange system in to heat water. The bench can be a cob-style or a hollow bell, the choice is yours.
He discusses some of the options in this video, and there are others on his site.