Carol Morgan

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I have watched this video many times and have the intention to build one. My big question is, how on earth do you get that coiled pipe inside the drum? Even if you get it in there, how do you feed it out the other side? Its probably been the stumbling block for me as its the first step and the one I feel would be most difficult Ive considered using a smaller drum than a 55 gallon size and using it upright, but including all the same features, pressure 'valve' etc etc.
1 year ago
Many thanks for both replies Peter I'm going to try to post the pics of the three types of brick. The flatter ones are a kind of purple colour and are about 1.5ins thick I suppose I should have realised they would be more useful in the bench area as the job they do in the storage heaters is pretty much the same, absorbing the heat to give off the warmth at a later point  In terms of using metal in the riser, does the metal stay intact or is it sacrificial? If sacrificial, do the exhaust contain gases given off by whatever metal I might use?  
2 years ago
Ive been visiting these forums for some years now in order to do the background reading and study in the hope of building my own RMH. I live in the UK, in Ianto country actually, Wales. One of ther main things holding me back is the materials I should use. After doing much research I believe the general consensus of opinion is that metal isnt that brilliant for the construction of the burn tunnel and heat riser, and most people tend to favour bricks. I have quite a few bricks that I could use, more than enough I believe, of the bricks that are placed inside electric storage heaters. They are heavy, seem very dense, and the ones that I have come in 3 different shapes and sizes, Im guessing thats down to the variation of type of storage heater they were placed in. My question is, are these suitable/useful in the build, and if so, where might I benefit most regarding the placement e.g. burn tunnel, heat riser or drum support? Im hoping that they have excellent insulating qualities and may save me the job of insulating the area that I could possibly use them I can provide photos of the bricks but would have to be tomorrow Many thanks
Incidentally, if I have put this question in the wrong area of the forums, please let me know and move to the correct area if so.
2 years ago

paul wheaton wrote:As the cooler days approach, I went and prepared for this years experiments in heat. 

I have set the thermostats to 50. 

I have purchased:

[url=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000PWJP7C/rs12-20]a dog bed warmer

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[url=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000GG8DTS/rs12-20]a 300 watt radiant heater
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[url=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000ANOUHQ/rs12-20]A butt warmer
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and, [url=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000P7O5DG/rs12-20]a contraption for converting AC to DC for the butt warmer
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I expect that I will feel plenty warm and that my electric bill will be a tiny fraction of what it would otherwise be. 

The problem with the pads last year:

1)  they would shut off after two hours - so I would have to turn them back on again.

2)  to do "medium" heat, they would cycle on and off between the edge of "ow! that's too hot!" and "I'm starting to get cold - is this thing on?"

I hope that the stuff I'm trying this year doesn't do that. 

I also stocked up on incandescent light bulbs and am toying with the idea of hanging a chick brooder light over my head (my head comes complete with a bald spot). 

I tried the chick brooder light under my desk, over my feet last year.  Feh - not a big help.  Not nearly as good as the heating pad and the heating pad uses a lot less power.  Plus, the light coming from under the desk was kinda bright and weird and I didn't like it.

As winter sets in, I'll try to post the results of my experiments here.





As a butt warmer alternative, wouldnt an hot water bottle do the same thing? Im a big fan of them and they fit in very well with your theory of heating the person rather than the room, which is so much more economical in my opinion. I adapt clothing to make internal pockets into which can be popped a hot water bottle, which is very effective to heat the person, we can even adjust it to our own personal preferences, whereas heated rooms will never suit all the people using the room in question. Your post also on kotatsu heating could be adapted to use HWB (hot water bottle, I find myself spending a lot of time quessing what abbreviations mean nowadays when browsing the internet!) By the time the HWB needed replenishing, we would need a leg stretch anyway. Make a hot cuppa, to help in the process, and water heated for HWB at the same time, all done on our RMH (we all know what they are, thankfully)
2 years ago
Im ready to start my serious RMH Ive played around with them long enough and want to make a working model I have Ianto's book to guide me and intend to follow it quite closely In his book he recommends common bricks for the building of the entire combustion unit. Im in the UK, does this mean a basic builders brick? Firebrick is very difficult to come by in my area, I have some storage heater bricks but not enough for the whole thing and think it would be easier to build if I use the same brick throughout Can anyone advise me on this please? Im building this on my own so really would appreciate some advice. Ive been wanting to tackle this project for some time, but being rather a large undertaking for one person, Im approaching it by breaking down into bite-sized pieces!
6 years ago
Its been some time since I have been on this site. In the earlier days I think I got altogether too adventurous! Ive slowed down a bit now. I would love to make my version of the coffee heater rocket stove as shown in Iantos book, and even though basic instructions are given, Im still quite confused as to the dimensions. Are there any clearer details on the dimensions etc does anyone know? My perception is that the heat riser is a square shape, 10 x 10 cms, made of possibly vermiculite board but I could be way off on this! And the whole thing pretty much sealed with cob. There is an area that is described as a vermiculite 'plate' and Im very puzzled about that. Any help would be very much appreciated!
Many thanks
6 years ago
Hello all
This is definitely way off topic but I have no idea where else to get some IT help. I have to say that this is the most helpful site that I am aware of. I am registered with youtube and have been for some time. Ive never posted any videos on there. I have noticed just recently that when I have left comments there, that I am coming up as another user, and have been for some time, without noticing. I have a vague recollection of following a link of the person I am coming up as, but Im not completely sure. I have tried a few things to correct this but have been unsuccessful. I cant see a way to contact the other user and let them know, and there is no facility to contact youtube. I have tried changing my password but Im still coming up as the other person. Im worried about this, as this is an error on youtubes part and I dont want it to appear that this is intentional. Does anyone have any suggestions? Ive thought about closing my account but then it will probably be their account that will close. Will this be preferable to posting in someone elses name? I think maybe. The thing is that my thoughts will almost certainly be different to the thoughts of the other person.Im just thinking that lots of people here use youtube, so may have an idea to help with my dilemma?
6 years ago
I need to start setting up a RMH indoors and have decided the garage would be the best place to do it. It is a big double garage, built from single brick construction. I think it would benefit from insulating the walls, probably with insulating plaster boards. I would like to set the RMH up first, but wondered, would the cob bench be better against the bricks, or should I insulate the immediate area of the RMH set up and then build against the plaster boards? Or is there something else I could do/use?
6 years ago