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Hello everyone, I'm starting the work for a greenhouse RMH here in Stevi, MT Wish me luck. I'll document as much as I can.

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Jerry
 
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Hi Jerry; Welcome to permies! 

Good luck on your build! Keep us posted with how it is coming along.   We like pictures. 
 
Jerry Batchelor
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Ok, here is my mock up of the design. So you know I'm using a reverse version of the of the design from page 64 in the RMH builder's guide and is a 6 inch pipe.
Don't ask why it changed the pics to side ways. I didn't do it.

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A long view of where it will go.
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A mock up of the RMH unit
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Where the wall timber will be going.
 
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Jerry, Looks fun, I didn't know how much experience you have with building an RMH, but if you want a helping hand sometime next week I live in Stevensville too.
 
Jerry Batchelor
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Thanks for the offer. I don't think we will be getting to far for a few weeks. Still looking for a 55 gallon drum and we have to order a few parts.
 
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The hunting shack in stevensville has a ton of barrels, also axemen carries them but they cost $25-30. They also have the clamps though too which is great for inspecting your rmh down the road. I've snagged a few from the bitterroot disposal transfer station in victor as well.
 
Jerry Batchelor
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Update:

Thanks for the info, did some searching and just got one from axmen. Anyway here are some new pics.

Ok this is just a mock up with everything. Going to start working on it this weekend. Can't wait either.
I think my real work will be building the manifold. Everything else went quick and smooth. I burned the
barrel and scraped off any thing I could and was blue. Not any more.

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Jerry

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Hi Jerry;  Good luck with your build! It's very exciting doing your first RMH!
I know your photos are mock ups.  When you start building for real , may I suggest putting 4" of straw filled cob on the ground and build your core and mass on them.  Want that heat rising in your green house not helping to heat the earth.
Keep us posted and include lots of pictures!
 
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