Anthony DiGregorio

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Hi my name is Anthony and this is my first post here though for some time now I've enjoyed the huge amount of creative, intellegent and original information generously shared by its members. The main reason I haven't actively participated truth be told is that forums tend to be a huge time sinkhole, for me anyway. Also i didn't feel I had anything new to offer nearly always finding info on ideas peaking my curiosity. Recently though Ive been mulling over some ideas that I haven't found extensively covered, though I haven't recently done a search. Apologies in advance if these concepts prove redundant. First, let me say that Im totally aware of the potentially explosive nature of heating water in a closed enviornment without propper safety precautions and sufficient knowlege of these systens. From what I inderstand about rocket stoves, optimum performance is basically the rising of heated air potentiated by lower surrounding temperatures causing enough thrust to push through unconventionally long passages through thermal mass by which the air is gradually cooled, reducing back resistance to be finally vented (simplified). Thermal equalization that would lessen optimal rocket stove operation is greatly slowed by the mass. So if you wanted to reduce the amount of mass, (like in a case where your spouse saw it as just a whole lot of mud and rocks in her living room) you'd have to slow thermal egualization another way. I was wondering if coils of copper pipe containing constantly moving water from a fairly large tank could be wrapped inside next to the outer tube insulated from inner the heat riser? I thought this could (as well as heat water) help cool the decending air outsuide the riser. Would the coil being wrapped around the outside of the insulated tube(s) inhibit downward airflow? Also I thought somehow containing 4''+- thermal mass (loose for pipe expansion, sand ,powdered clay etc), at the top of the barrel with copper pipe coiled within. I think these are both places where immediate cooling would beneficially reduce resistance to downward airflow. Id appreciate any input here because though ive read a lot about them, I have zero physical experiance with rocket stoves. Thanks
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