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Donate RMH plans to those affected by natural gas explosions in Massachusetts?

 
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Dear Permies,

I never really took it that seriously when Paul talked about how natural gas can explode.  It's so easy to just wall out things in the news.  But there is something I believe I can do to help.  So I bought a copy of the plans from Ernie and Erica and posted the link for it on Craigslist in the Merrimack, MA listing.  (Just to be clear--one person can get the plans with that link, it's not free for everyone.)

For those who haven't heard, there was a major explosion yesterday, one killed and 12 hospitalized.  Over 30 explosions, if I'm recalling.  One gas main problem could cause such widespread destruction.  And as usual it was in the poorer community that this happened.

There is a safer and I believe cleaner alternative.  I've gone back and forth with the numbers, the particulates, etc., but even New Scientist, a fairly conservative source, said in 2017 we needed to strongly consider wood heat.  A wood pile could catch fire, but it will never explode.  And Paul is freaky right about things, I've found, so I take seriously the idea that rocket mass heaters are a solid way to go.

I don't know for a fact if Lawrence, MA allows you to build a Rocket Mass Heater currently, but there is no law against knowledge.  Laws can be changed if they can protect lives and serve the people.

Will you join me in purchasing a copy of the plans and donating it to people in Lawrence?  



https://permies.com/t/64029/Rocket-Mass-Heater-Plans-Annex



If you select "purchase as a gift" then you can post the link they give you up on a posting, and then that gives one copy to the first person who uses it.  It's $20 for the plans, and Ernie and Erica deserve the money.

Here's the craigslist area you can post in:

https://post.craigslist.org/k/VsrDp0m46BGHsftNOw287Q/LrPD7?s=edit&lang=en&cc=us    

(if that link doesn't work, this one is the area you want to post in--lawrence>for sale>free stuff"):

https://boston.craigslist.org/d/free-stuff/search/nwb/zip


(I also contacted a non-profit that had the courage to state the obvious, that having potentially lethal explosive gas in pipes in all our houses is not a safe idea--Cambridge Energy Efficiency something--to see if they would collect donations, I'm doubtful they're really set up for that.)

Many of you know that Ernie has his famous leg problem.  I only learned after podcast xx how he got it--diving in front of an oncoming vehicle to save someone's life.  

You all inspire me to be a better person.

In community,



Joshua
 
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Hey by the way if you do do this, please post a comment here to let folks know.  That gives it more momentum.
I'll check Craigslist now to see if people  have.

Thanks.

ote=Joshua Myrvaagnes]Dear Permies,

I never really took it that seriously when Paul talked about how natural gas can explode.  It's so easy to just wall out things in the news.  But there is something I believe I can do to help.  So I bought a copy of the plans from Ernie and Erica and posted the link for it on Craigslist in the Merrimack, MA listing.  (Just to be clear--one person can get the plans with that link, it's not free for everyone.)

For those who haven't heard, there was a major explosion yesterday, one killed and 12 hospitalized.  Over 30 explosions, if I'm recalling.  One gas main problem could cause such widespread destruction.  And as usual it was in the poorer community that this happened.

There is a safer and I believe cleaner alternative.  I've gone back and forth with the numbers, the particulates, etc., but even New Scientist, a fairly conservative source, said in 2017 we needed to strongly consider wood heat.  A wood pile could catch fire, but it will never explode.  And Paul is freaky right about things, I've found, so I take seriously the idea that rocket mass heaters are a solid way to go.

I don't know for a fact if Lawrence, MA allows you to build a Rocket Mass Heater currently, but there is no law against knowledge.  Laws can be changed if they can protect lives and serve the people.

Will you join me in purchasing a copy of the plans and donating it to people in Lawrence?  



https://permies.com/t/64029/Rocket-Mass-Heater-Plans-Annex



If you select "purchase as a gift" then you can post the link they give you up on a posting, and then that gives one copy to the first person who uses it.  It's $20 for the plans, and Ernie and Erica deserve the money.

Here's the craigslist area you can post in:

https://post.craigslist.org/k/VsrDp0m46BGHsftNOw287Q/LrPD7?s=edit&lang=en&cc=us    

(if that link doesn't work, this one is the area you want to post in--lawrence>for sale>free stuff"):

https://boston.craigslist.org/d/free-stuff/search/nwb/zip


(I also contacted a non-profit that had the courage to state the obvious, that having potentially lethal explosive gas in pipes in all our houses is not a safe idea--Cambridge Energy Efficiency something--to see if they would collect donations, I'm doubtful they're really set up for that.)

Many of you know that Ernie has his famous leg problem.  I only learned after podcast xx how he got it--diving in front of an oncoming vehicle to save someone's life.  

You all inspire me to be a better person.

In community,



Joshua
 
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