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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 straw badge in Rocket.

This BB requires you to build a J-Tube Rocket Mass Heater.


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These are some potentially useful resources:
  - The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide by Erica and Ernie Wisner
  - Top Questions About Rocket Mass Heaters
  - New Build - Need Help
  - Building My First RMH (Tommy's Tea Dome)
  - Farm House RMH, First In House Build

Here's a photo collage video on building a RMH.



To get certified for this Badge Bit you must provide:
  - pic of area before build
  - pic of core (exterior of burn tunnel, heat riser and manifold) without barrel
  - pic of ducts or stratification chamber before mass
  - 3 pics of manifold
  - pic of completed product
  - pic of vertical exhaust going into the ceiling
  - pic of vertical exhaust coming out of the roof
  - 2 minute video of starting the fire and proving there are no smoke leaks
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Can't believe I'm the first here, I thought I'd be scrolling through pages of wonderful creations to upload my evidence.

We built our rocket in 2015 and I've at long last gathered the evidence for this, my first BB! I've put the full build (as well as the changes we made in 2019) into an 8 minute video. If this is not acceptable I can post the separate pictures as you wish.


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Edge case submission
Going to try for the RMH build.

This was my first attempt in our under construction house.

I'm missing the video for running the RMH so I'll add that later but don't want to have to upload all this again.
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Layout before build
Layout before build
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Starting construction
Starting construction
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First layer up
First layer up
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J tube built
J tube built
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Insulation wrap
Insulation wrap
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Fitting manifold
Fitting manifold
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Side view manifold
Side view manifold
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Up close manifold connection
Up close manifold connection
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Chimney showing clean running above roof
Chimney showing clean running above roof
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Cobbled in with vertical chimney visible
Cobbled in with vertical chimney visible
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Mike Barkley flagged this submission as an edge case BB.
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Note: until the video is uploaded

 
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