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Rmh workshop in Maryland?

 
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Hey all,
  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!

So- anyone out there who would be interested in attending a rocket mass heater workshop in Maryland this fall or next spring?
 
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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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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...
 
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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!
 
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Hey guys have you seen this ?  https://permies.com/t/84440/Rocket-Mass-Heater-Hands-Workshop          Its in Pennsylvania but can't be to far from Maryland... at least by montana standards.
 
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Thanks Thomas! I did see that, but am unfortunately out of town that weekend. I haven’t seen many others in our region, which is why I was thinking of trying to host one.
 
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