shadrick wilsons

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I've read through a couple pages of questions on here and the experience sounds awesome. One thing that's unclear to me though: is this a year round program? February 4th comes up as a date, so you guys take a break? I work seasonally in the masonry field so I'd like to come around January through February and maybe beyond if I feel like I'm learning a lot.
The other question I have is where exactly is this place?
5 months ago
So what would be a safer way to do this? I heard if you leave it open on both sides the heat will pull the water through the coil through convection like a still. I could at least use this to bring hot water slowly to a higher location for a hot shower?
2 years ago
I have this RMH, it's my first build and works alright. My house is entirely off grid and I haul water from another source. I am trying to get as close to hot water on demand as possible while also keeping it simple. I have a copper coil and I'm wondering if I should just wrap it around the outside and connect it to a foot pump, coiling up to the top where a spout would let it dribble out. I've also heard there are Danvers involved but I don't understand how. Thanks.
2 years ago
What is fly ash? Also realized I forgot to add the spacer like I planned! Gap was 5 inches. Put spacer in to make it 2.5 inches. Just put it together and works even better! Yay! Dimensions otherwise are 8 inch system 7x7 burn chamber 7.5 highx7. 35 feet of pipe after accounting for 3 elbows. I guess I'll let this run some more and see if I get buildup.
3 years ago
Another pic showing goop
3 years ago
Greetings. I'm still in the process of adding more mass to my bench but my rocket seems to be working perfectly. The only concern I have is in my first inspection I noticed a black goop accumulating at the clean out at the vertical exhaust. I also put my hand in the final exhaust cap above my roof and there was some black soot accumulating. What could this be? Signs of a serious incomplete burn? The exhaust comes out warm but not hot. The exhaust is also dripping hard. Thanks!
3 years ago
Are clay bricks a no go? They are super heavy and it's what I have. How will they compare to concrete? I lined my stove with the clay bricks and I don't know what these lightweight gray bricks that were lining an old basement are but would they work? Thanks!
3 years ago
FYI these gentlemen have a website www.
Projectecogrid.com. good idea will share!
3 years ago
I know this set up looks ridiculous. There is a heat riser under the barrell and a mass. Aside from losing the double burn isn't this practical for burning huge logs of that's all you have? The smoke comes out cold but not as clean. Please share your thoughts.
3 years ago
Posting because my question is very relevant...
I just finished insulating my heat riser with ceramic fiber board. The dimensions were luckily quite close to my dense firebrick riser but I stabilized the boards together by pushing steel wire through them. There are some air gaps in the corners some possibly as big as a half inch, and as my riser isn't perfect there's a small air gap between the boards and brick. I know this is not optimal but will it still make a huge difference? Also I offset my barrel forward (so the chimney is more towards the back of the barrel) and removed the insulation on the back side in thought that the heat in the back but cooler air in the front (where my transition is) will help push the air towards to cooler part. Would this help me or hurt me and why or why not? I already set the barrel and forgot to take pick <.> Thanks!
3 years ago