Roberto Monge

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Hi Paul,

I really enjoyed  my time in Missoula.  I wish I would have thought about the Labs visit earlier.  I figured it was a long shot due to the short timeline.  I understand the process better now, thanks for the links.   I'll be back and will plan better next time.

Here is the longer term indigenous ecovillage that is being designed and will be built this spring  
 . I'm sure many of the innovations and experience of wheaton labs could be very helpful during the building and design.    

Thanks,
Roberto
Tech Warrior Camp
2 years ago
Tomorrow Jan 3rd 2017 is supposed to be a very cold day (-10).  I'm free and in Missoula visiting family.  I'm very interested in the rocket mass Teepee. I'm spent some time at Standing Rock and would love to see the Rocket Mass TeePee with my own eyes. I've been involved with Tech Warrior Camp and think that some of your innovations would be very appropriate for Standing Rock. Any residents available and willing?  I'm willing to pay the appropriate fee.

-Wopila
2 years ago
Wow that looks great Matt. I'll keep an eye out for a wood burning stove window assembly. It's not super cheap but a 12" x 12 " Pyrocerm glass costs about $70 http://www.fireglassonline.com/Order-Wood-Stove-Glass.html . Has anyone experiment with that material? I was thinking about cobbing it in but the access door plus mini oven idea looks pretty useful.

I'm attaching a photo of the oven and bench.
7 years ago
I recently built a cob oven and earthbag bench. After I have my oven up-to baking temperature I take out the red hot coals and put extinguish them in a metal can. It seems like a waste of heat and I'm pondering building a rocket mass heater to put these nice hot coals into to kick start the heater. The only downside I can see is that the rocket mass flame is not visible and provides very little light. Are there any rocket mass designs that give you a little better view of the flame? The earthen bench is curved and calls out for a fire in the center but I do like the efficiency and less issues with smoke of the Rocket Mass heater. Although the Rumford fireplace sounds great it does seem like overkill to have a Cob Oven, rocket mass heater and at a Rumford going to enjoy a late night baking session outdoors.
7 years ago