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T Stan

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Until we move away from money entirely, which may or may not happen (I'm hoping it will personally), you do need to take care of yourself.

I find the trick is to always be taking the path of least resistance. In this case, the resistance is you. You obviously want that unicorn job that fulfills you as a person and is beneficial to the world at large or small, but you might not get that ever, most of don't I'm guessing. So just get the "best" job you can, and if a better one pops up and is ripe for the taking, transition to that one.

I personally subscribe to the NL/RBE idea as proposed by The Zestiest Movement and many others. I think it's the best example and theory of how a moneyless society might operate, how we might get there, and what kind of people we would need to evolve to become in order for it to work.
2 years ago

Yone' Ward wrote:If you put your RMH under your pool, you will have no way to regulate how much heat you are putting into your pool. It will be very easy to cook your fish accidentally as there will be a significant time delay between when you light the fire and when the heat gets to the water and if your water is getting too hot, there would be no way to shut off the heating.

However, if you use a masonry bell type RMH, wrap it in insulation, and run pex tubing between the insulation and your heater and then under the pool, then you can transfer the heat to the pool with water that can be thermostatically shut off when your pool gets too hot. If your RMH is below (not under) the pool, and you take care how you run your pipe, then gravity will pump your hot water for you and won't circulate the water if your RMH is colder than your pool.



Wow, that sounds brilliant! So would I put regular pex tubing in the insulation inside of the inner chimney? And then plumb that into the pool? and you think that gravity and the heat will pump itself?
6 years ago
Hello Permies,

This will be my first post on these forums. I have been actively involved in "greening" out my life for some time now and I've been subscribing to many Youtubers that continually keep talking about permies.com! So here I am with some Rocket Mass Heater questions for all you pros out there.

I am going to be building a fairly serious Greenhouse this summer. It will be 12 x 24 when finished, although I am building it in stages. The first section of the Greenhouse will house a fairly large water tank, at least 250 gallons. This water tank will be used for Aquaponic purposes, it will house fish.

I have some ideas about heating this pond with a Rocket Mass Heater. My theory is that I would build an insulated box on all 6 sides. Although the top of the box will be a lid (naturally...) In the bottom of this box I was thinking I could lay the duct work for the RMH to vent through, pour sand all around the ducting to make it flat and then put pond liner on top of the sand in the box and fill it with water. My theory is that a Rocket Mass Heater could be heating the sand, which would then heat the water of the tank. My concern is that I can't see the weight of the water wouldn't crush the ducting and I can't figure out how to make this work.

So I'm sure there must be ways of strengthening the ducting so that it could handle the weight of the water, perhaps big iron pipes or something instead of tin ducting? Concrete or Cob instead of Sand? Also any other tips for me would be a great! Thanks a lot for all you guys do
6 years ago