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Hot Water with a rocket stove.

 
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Hi All;    

Most everybody who hears about rocket stoves wants to make hot water with one...   the detriment to this, is waters ability to go from a liquid to a gas in a millisecond (well maybe a real second )the result is an ugly occurrence known as BOOM / SQUISH  bad deal and you don't want to experience it.
 I search quite awhile to find an old video that I would like to share.  Geoff Laughton in Australia has built a safe, stand alone rocket stove water heater!  Here it is
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oDpmmsqHwQ     Enjoy!
 
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Geoff Laughton presented this rocket stove water heater in a video published May 12, 2013, that's true.
However, the guy who built it is someone else, his name is Tim Barker. He built this appliance and wrote an article published November 23, 2012 by Permaculture Research Institute.
Here's the article, complete with diagrams of its workings.
https://permaculturenews.org/2012/11/23/rocket-stove-hot-water/

Tim built other water heaters based on rocket stoves, notably in Missoula, Montana during the Innovator's Gathering 2014, to name one event.
 
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Excellent Peter  ! Thank you.
I searched quite awhile for what I found .   Your information is much more current.
Folk's always want to heat water , this is an acceptable way !
 
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Another one worth checking

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/1096/hot-water
 
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Thank's Max;
 
I like the look of donkeys design better!
 
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Other options :

Underwater rocket
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw3S1IA6-ug



Gas water heater conversion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=O2EIT6NSAIs



 
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I'm heating water with my 5" batch box rocket.

The system was commissioned last winter and it works very well. It's an open vented system that is connected to a standard oil fired CH system via a 'neutraliser'. It provides hot water for heating radiators and domestic use.

When I get time I'll post an article on its construction and operation on the forums.
 
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I'm also using a 4" batch rocket to heat our homes water through winter with excellent success the entire season.
Thermosiphon to a low pressure tank on the roof was the solution we used.
 
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