Lawrence Parramore

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hmm thanks for opening my eyes to the batch box at first when I looked it just seemed like a normal stove over here but now I understand it is a self loading system, saw a stove by "mang Ggong" quite impressive but no plans and metal which if I understood what was actually going on I could build! I built a rocket stove out of old chipped heavy fire bricks this morning fully expecting it to be a fail as I have seen where others had done the same, but despite it not being sealed around the bricks, it worked! I am not sure the lightweight insulating bricks are necessary as it seemed to stop smoking within 10 minutes with the heavies?
3 years ago
Thanks for the reply Satamax. I will be able to as it is just a few steps from the kitchen, though my reasoning for thinking insulating fire brick for the riser was that it could be done intermittently and the heavy brick bells for long term heat release. I work with metal and I don't like the idea of steel drums because they will be continuously shedding oxide inside probably more than outside. We lived in two rooms of a friends cottage for the first 2 years we were here, arriving in feb to minus 27 for the first month, the heating system was 2 masonry stoves that were held together in a thin metal cylinder they were actually really good and held the heat for a long time but needed a lot of fuel and constant clean up, I see the rocket system as a major step forward and want to try it out.
3 years ago
Hi, I am new to the forum, so hello! I am from the UK but live in Latvia. I have looked at Rocket stoves in the past but now I want to build one to heat a workshop, so I am looking for plans for a no metal mass heater. The room is 6.5 meters by 5.1 by 2.5 high or 21 foot by 17 by 8 high. Not well insulated but not drafty. I was set on buying some lightweight insulation bricks today to build the heat riser and was winging a design but was luckily sent to a specialist ceramic dealer, who quite blew my mind with all the possible materials I could use plus some pallets of used fire bricks of many different types including clean though pitted lightweight insulating at 50 cents each. So I would like advice on the best way to go and what design, though I favour the bell types at present. There are cast-able materials etc! Strangely for me his buildings were heated by the air conditioning units and it seems more economic than our present electric use plus we have a wood fired heating system on top!
3 years ago