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Cooper Cabin J-Tube Fire-up.
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Materials.
Materials.
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Fire starting.
Fire starting.
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Fire continuing.
Fire continuing.
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Wood added.
Wood added.
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Wood added again.
Wood added again.
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Paper
Paper
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Kindling
Kindling
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Lighting
Lighting
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Lit
Lit
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More wood
More wood
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More wood again
More wood again
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And again
And again
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While staying at the Cooper Cabin for the Garden Master course, I had the opportunity to split some kindling and then run the rocket mass heat for an hour.
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kindling split on a stump with axe
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basket of split firewood
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fire in rocket mass heater with watch showing time
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wood burning in rocket mass heater feed tube
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wood burning in rocket mass heater feed tube
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fire in rocket mass heater with watch showing time
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Firing a rmh at Wheaton labs
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Starting materials
Starting materials
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Fire started
Fire started
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Added some wood
Added some wood
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Added more wood
Added more wood
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Here are my pictures from starting the small RMH in the Love Shack at Wheaton Labs.

Here are all the burnable materials for the RMH. Paper and cardboard are to the right, and the rack in the center and to the left have various lengths of kindling and small, split wood fragments.



I started at just before 5am, Mountain time. This is a photo of the paper lit in the j-tube to start up the rocket.



In this photo, the fire is lit and I add some of the smaller bits of wood with some kindling.



I add more wood into the j-tube for the first time.



I add in a second amount of wood, stuffing the j-tube full again.



I wrapped-up this exercise at about 6:15am, Mountain Time.

I have additional photos to document this, if required (I currently do this at least twice a day now, so I can resubmit at another time if needed). Thanks!
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 - Post a reply to this thread with the following 4 pictures
      o pic of starting materials before fire
      o pic of fire started
      o pic of additional wood added
      o pic of more additional wood added

My husband and I staying in the Tipi in April. This is how we kept cozy all night:


Starting materials


Lighting materials at the back of the J-Tube:


Adding Wood:


Adding more wood:


Adding even more wood!:



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Better Wood Heat: DIY Rocket Mass Heaters (8-Movie Set) by Paul Wheaton
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