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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 a rocket hot water heater and get the water temperature over 140 . You are not required to build your own rocket hot water heater but you will need access to one.



Some threads on Hot Water with a Rocket Heater:
  - Rocket Hot Water Heater the SAFE Way
  - Rocket Mass Heater Hot Water
  - Rocket Stove Hot Water for Hot Tub
  - Rocket Stove Heat Water

How a Rocket Hot Water Heater Works



To document your completion, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):

   - starting materials before fire
   - fire started
   - additional wood added
   - water sample being extracted
   - water sample temperature being measured at 140 degrees F or more
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Aloha!

While at the 2019 PDC / ATC I was able to make hot water in the non-pressurised water tank. The hot water was for doing the dishes. It was quick and easy!

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wood fired water heater
wood fired water heater
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wood fired water heater
wood fired water heater
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wood fired water heater
wood fired water heater
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hot water from wood fired heater
hot water from wood fired heater
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water temperature from wood fired heater
water temperature from wood fired heater
Staff note (paul wheaton) :

For anybody doing this BB later, note that there are six pics required. I certify this BB is complete!

Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

And Kay added them farther down in the thread

 
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I'm here at Wheaton Labs for the 'Soil Magic week but since I'm here I'm smashing out BBs with the help of all the boots and Fred!

Here is my attempt at the BB using the Rocket Hot Water for the showers!

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fire starting supplies
fire starting supplies
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fire starting materials
fire starting materials
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wood fired water heater
wood fired water heater
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wood fired water heater
wood fired water heater
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wood fired water heater
wood fired water heater
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checking water temperature
checking water temperature
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hot water from wood fired heater
hot water from wood fired heater
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I certify this BB is complete!

 
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These are my starting materials.



These are my starting materials before starting the fire.



These are my starting materials after starting the fire.



This is after I added some wood.



This is after I added even more wood.



This is a picture of me extracting a water sample.



This is me measuring the temperature of the water sample I took, which is above 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

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I hereby certify this BB complete!

 
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Kay Gelfling wrote:Aloha!

While at the 2019 PDC / ATC I was able to make hot water in the non-pressurised water tank. The hot water was for doing the dishes. It was quick and easy!



And I took maybe 30 pictures, and I have a lot of trouble uploading pictures from my Android and I missed some. I kept selecting the ring one our of hundreds of tiny thumbnails and then having to back and accidentally deleting the one I got, sigh.

Here are the photos I should have had before- the supplies for the hot water making. I'm sorry I didn't notice! At least I still have all the pictures! Better late than never?
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wood fired water heater
wood fired water heater
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wood fired water heater
wood fired water heater
 
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Hello there!
While at the 2019 PEP Jamboree, I ran the rocket water heater at the shop:
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Starting material before fire
Starting material before fire
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Fire started
Fire started
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More wood!
More wood!
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More wood!!
More wood!!
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Water sample being drawn
Water sample being drawn
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Water above 140°F
Water above 140°F
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I certify this BB complete!

 
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I heated water with the rocket water heater behind the shop.  Several notes:
  • Currently (2020) the spigot is leaking so you have to turn it on and off to conserve water when you're not needing water
  • When you're done using water, first shut it off at the heater (both valves) before shutting it off at the hydrant or it will drain your hot water back down the spigot
  • When you take a test sample, turn on the hydrant, open the valves at the heater to get a quart or two of water, close the two valves, measure your temp and close the hydrant.  If you run more water out, you'll be just adding more cold water to heat
  • You need a hose with female ends on both ends to hook up this system.  That hose is at the south end of the shop.
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    Starting materials
    Starting materials
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    Fire started
    Fire started
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    Wood added
    Wood added
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    More wood added
    More wood added
    Even-more-wood-added.jpg
    Even more wood added
    Even more wood added
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    Taking sample
    Taking sample
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    167F
    167F
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    I fired up the water heater for the showers at Wheaton Labs.
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    Materials.
    Materials.
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    Beginning.
    Beginning.
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    More wood.
    More wood.
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    More wood again.
    More wood again.
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    Hot water.
    Hot water.
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    Hot water coming out.
    Hot water coming out.
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    Here is my submission for the Rocket - Sand - Start a Rocket Hote Water Heater and Get 140 BB.

    I'm back at Wheaton Labs for the PDC.  Fired up the Pressurized Rocket Hot Water Heater at the Shower Shack near the classroom and heated the water to above 140°F.

    To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
       - starting materials before lighting the fire
       - fire started
       - additional wood added
       - water sample being extracted
       - water sample temperature measured at 140°F (minimum)
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    Shower Shack - Pressurized Water Line and Rocket Hot Water Heater
    Shower Shack - Pressurized Water Line and Rocket Hot Water Heater
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    starting water temperature 105°F
    starting water temperature 105°F
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    fire starting materials
    fire starting materials
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    fire started - check out the beginnings of coals off that kindling
    fire started - check out the beginnings of coals off that kindling
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    wood added
    wood added
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    extracting water to verify temperature on thermometer
    extracting water to verify temperature on thermometer
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    Hot Water - 145°F
    Hot Water - 145°F
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    For this BB I used the rocket water heater hooked up to the outdoor showers.
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    Some kindling size sticks with some paper to start the fire
    Some kindling size sticks with some paper to start the fire
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    Here is the system before I started it.
    Here is the system before I started it.
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    Got the fire started
    Got the fire started
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    More sticks added
    More sticks added
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    I pulled my sample from the tap on top.
    I pulled my sample from the tap on top.
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    Overshot 140 by a lot
    Overshot 140 by a lot
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    Someone approved this submission.
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