I’m considering trying to build a rocket mass heater in a newly purchased house, and while I could try it myself from plans and dvds, it occurs to me it could be fun that try and host a workshop- if there are enough people in the DC metro area who are interested!
I'd be interested. I haven't built one, but I have a regular fireplace and am thinking of getting something along the lines of a RMH or masonry heater. Or just a wood stove.
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posted 10 months ago
Cool! Similar situation here: old timberline I’d like to replace and just use the chimney.
I’ll see if enough others respond to make it look realistic, and then see about finding an instructor.
If there are only a few people, maybe we can do a couple of reciprocal “rocket mass heater raisings” in the area. Even if we can’t afford to bring in a teacher, having a couple people would get each project off the ground at least...
I'd definitely be interested in a workshop like this! We currently run a very old Lopi woodstove and I would love to reduce the amount of firewood we burn. The woodstove allows us to heat the house comfortable and keeps the electric furnace from running, but the costs of firewood are always rising it seems. Love the idea of RMH!