Michael Cox wrote:I truly don't see any kind of corporate troll behaviour in that reddit thread. Instead I see people talking at cross purposes, who when they have misunderstood what is being discussed have reached erroneous conclusions. And then as is the nature of social media they have voted according to what they perceive. In this case they thought they were dealing with a snake-oil salesman, and voted accordingly. But this is because of the fundamental disconnect between the language of the two "sides".
People who are promoting new technologies, especially where they make grand claims for benefits, need to work hard to fine tune their message to make it palatable by the audience they are speaking to. Here Paul chose to approach a demographic he was unfamiliar with, and who were unfamiliar with the ideas he was discussing. And he went in heavy on the benefits, as he sees them, but left them just with increased scepticism.
The spate of down voting is a natural consequence of the circumstances, and not a grand conspiracy.
My fear is that talking about it as an us-against-them conspiracy may excuse "us" from actually addressing the communication problem properly. And if we collectively don't learn how to communicate these ideas in an way that is palatable then we will remain stuck.
Freyda Black wrote:Will you be posting information on how one would go about intetgrating this heater with thermal mass? And do you feel it would work in a smallish yurt or dome shaped structure say about 20' across for heating and cooking?
Thanks for making this technology available!
Meadow Cern wrote:I'm so pumped by this, because it's just a step away from RMH's getting manufactured, then legal systems being available in Canada next and also approved through insurance companies. I can't wait. Every rural home should have one, IMO. Right now many of us cannot insure our homes if there is a homemade RMH because it is not an "approved" system. This is a game changer. Thank you and kudos to you guys!!!
Jim Roberge wrote:Patiently waiting since 1/3/2022 for The heater to arrive. I have been harvesting some nasty evasive bamboo growing along the river banks. Hoping to see how Sky’s heater handles it as a fuel source.
Jeremy Baker wrote:Following…….update please. Thanks
Mike Haasl wrote:2 inches of oak would be a good start but not excessively beefy for a 6-7' disk. Especially if they're actually 3/4"? I do like how stable it would be. How about 4 layers? 1 vertical, 1 horizontal, 1 45 degrees up, 1 45 degrees down. Through bolted to hold it all together.
They've managed to make wooden doors for centuries without steel cores so I'd love to see one made from primarily wood.
Better insulation might be possible if the central layers of the door were cedar (reportedly higher R value) but that wouldn't help the strength of the door as much.
If you came to WL with all the 8' boards milled/edged/routed, the assembly could happen on site. Depending on how much of the 2 weeks you have for the project.
Mike Haasl wrote:I'm pretty sure used motor oil wouldn't be approved either. But bare oak or a bit of tung or linseed oil might work.
How would you laminate the oak boards together? If glue, that might also need to be approved by Paul. Bolts through the door pinching the two slabs together would be a decent option I think. And look "old timey".
I think when Paul says "a hinge point outside of the door" he means that the pin of the hinge is to the side of the door, not at the edge of the door. Maybe a few inches away from the edge of the door or a foot. That way as the door closes against the flat lip, the side closest to the hinge is still able to compress a gasket/seal.
It's a great question to wonder if the door needs to open in or out...