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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Rocket.

This BB requires you to start and operate a batch box mass heater for one hour. You are not required to build your own rocket mass heater but you will need access to one.

Some threads on Batch Box Rocket Mass Heaters:
  - Batchbox RMH from Innovators Event
  - Explanation of Batchbox RMH
  - Emergency Batchbox RMH for Wofati
  - Batch Core Without Riser

NOTE!  Starting a batch box rocket mass heater is not like starting a conventional wood stove.   You MUST warm the riser first!   So you will either put paper in the riser, or you will start a small fire near the back of the batch box to help warm the riser.   All in an effort to keep smoke from coming out.


Peter van der Berg on Batch Box RMH



Lighting and Loading a Batch Box RMH




For this badge to be counted, the full operation of this BB is done with zero smoke leaking into the room.   ZERO!  

To get certified for this Badge Bit you must provide:
  - 4 pictures
       o pic of starting materials, PROPERLY placed in the batch box before fire
       o pic of fire started to warm the riser - at the back of the batch box
       o pic of additional wood added
       o pic of even more wood added
 
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