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I'm sure I've seen photos of (probably European) RMH-like heaters using beautiful tile instead of cob. I am trying to sell my DH on the idea of RMH, but he doesn't care for the cob look. But my google attempts to find them have failed. Does anyone know what I'm describing who could help me find them? Thanks!
 
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This one may be?

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/1464/rocket-kachel-ofen?page=1

There is Peter's which is nice looking too.

http://batchrocket.eu/en/applications#redbell

There is a thread here about beautiful RMH.

https://permies.com/t/40573/beautiful-rocket-mass-heaters

This one is nice looking too.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMkrLAejhLFghvaN9s_HtAtkwo5vWCPPRIOQb2MhT5ZuU6sI2DWNKsau65XeKP_lQ?key=TkxZdXgxUnVBeGR3R2xHNF8zeUUzbVUyOWZ5LWh3

Few ideas in this thread too.

https://permies.com/t/12578/Oil-Drum-Living-Room-design

Tho, a fair bit of the photos seem gone.

But anything ca be done with the several RMH cores available, and several building techniques. J batch, DSR.  Half barrel, bricks, cob, cast construction, double skinetc. Carry on schooling yourself, and make your plans.


Pretty much any "masonry heater" can be fitted with a batch core. Or a J.


https://www.google.fr/search?biw=1228&bih=599&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=i3zSW6RjsMGXBLTvsNgN&q=masonry+heater&oq=masonry+heater&gs_l=img.3..0j0i7i30k1l2j0i30k1l7.2050392.2053025.0.2054383.7.7.0.0.0.0.91.548.7.7.0....0...1c.1.64.img..0.7.518....0.xvVHe6CyMtA






 
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My mom has the same problem with them... "It would make it look like I live in a cave!"

I finally got her past that hurdle by noting that you can do the outside however you want. Fortunately, she and dad were contractors and after I explained that we could finish the outside however she wants she finally got on board. Of course, we won't be putting it in until next year as I have to tear out a wall and a section of floor... and we just started the rainy season so that isn't the best idea right now.

Cob is like earth... once you have it set up you can frame it in with wood, make it look like tile, or make it look just about however you want. With the right finishes you could probably make a RMH look like a stone gargoyle standing on a parapet with a bit of artistic skill...
 
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Tony Jennings wrote: With the right finishes you could probably make a RMH look like a stone gargoyle standing on a parapet with a bit of artistic skill...



https://permies.com/t/52989/double-chamber-cob-oven-plans
 
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