Jared Blankenship wrote:Very interesting! I stumbled onto your rocket boiler videos a few months ago while searching for heating options. What happened with the rocket project? Is this one going to be more efficient?
I have radiant tubing in the slab of my berm home that I'm currently not utilizing. I'd like to do something like this in conjunction with solar thermal collectors to heat a 500+ gallon storage tank. Do you think it would be feasible to heat that much water with a system like one of yours?
My old family motto is, if it works don't fix it, I really ike the Float, easy to make and replace if and when needed ! Big AL
allen lumley wrote:
I Am surprised with the longevity you are getting from your concrete blocks, as you said some of them came from one of your earlier (forced air?)
Rocket Mass Heater RMH Builds -could you comment on the percent of your concrete blocks that were reusable from that earlier project ?!
Frank Rasmussen wrote:Geo,
Thanks for your comment. I've read your web page and a few of your posts and it seems that you have had a similar idea to me. One of the first things that occurred to me when thinking about RMH technology was to create a water heater, storage and radiator system as you have done. Well done on your implementation.
I keep thinking of how to make the system safer, e.g. by making an insulated fire box rather than using a feed tube. Obviously if you do that, you have to incorporate some secondary air into the system for secondary combustion. This system then starts to look a lot like the EPA non-catalytic stoves, since they have somewhat insulated fireboxes and preheated secondary air.