Better Wood Heat: DIY Rocket Mass Heaters (8-Movie Set)
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This was the first 4-DVD set created by Paul Wheaton and his merry band of rocket mass heater
innovators. It is a great introduction and shares lots of good information about fire in general, and what can be done with rocket mass heaters.
DVD 1: fire science
This is where Ernie and Erica
set stuff on fire in all sorts of wacky ways. This is the foundation for understanding how rocket stoves and rocket mass heaters work the way they do.
DVD 2: sneaky heat
burning stove built in this DVD is the result of a collection of experiments that led
to a rocket mass heater
an order of magnitude better than any previous rocket mass heater
. For the first time ever we have a shippable core.
DVD 3: boom squish
Named after a series of podcasts where we discuss the dangers and strategies of alternative hot water
. Caleb Larson and Ernie work together to talk about how to do this right. Caleb is a professional alternative hot water
installer and is very familiar with the explosive properties of steam, flash point and vapor lock.
DVD 4: hot rocket
We set out to prove that a few twigs can outperform a huge propane turkey cooker. Mission accomplished. This is with a J-tube style rocket stoves. Other rocket stoves feature an L-tube style the requires constant manual feeding. The J-tube style is self feeding. This DVD will also have information on some tiny home made cookstoves, and several different pocket rocket designs.
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DVD 1: Cob Style
If a person was going to get just one DVD, this would be the one. A cob
style rocket mass heater
is "the old reliable". We have two projects to demonstrate this technique - one in a log home and one in a tipi. We put one in a tipi as part of an experiment to test how warm a person can be with a rocket mass heater and zero insulation. We interview the couple that stayed in the tipi for the first winter, with a strong focus on how comfortable they were when it was 26 degrees below zero.
DVD 2: Pebble Style
We will show the construction of three pebble style rocket mass heaters. The difference with these is that the mass is usually a wood bench filled with pebbles and rocks. A different aesthetic. These designs are (relative to cob
style) easy to move and modify. They also tend to be lighter, thus, better for installing in places that have a wood floor.
DVD 3: Shippable Core
from two years ago showed an early prototype. We were certain that by the time the video
came out, people
could buy a shippable core and plug it in. In the time that has passed, that didn't happen. We ended up releasing a variety of information on how to make your own - and now, in this video, we supply the "how to" video for a variety of techniques.
DVD 4: Innovators Event
Last fall we put on an event where Ernie and Erica invited several rocket mass heater innovators that they thought were the best in the world. Each innovator was provided with the materials to create whatever they wanted. The results were: "the ring of fire" - a rocket mass heater shaped in a circle with glass to show the burn; an outdoor rocket mass heater/cooker/smoker; A "batch box style" rocket mass heater with measured output cleaner than anything we have ever encountered; An indoor rocket stove
, griddle and water
Where to get it?
podcast 104 Rocket mass heaters with Ernie and Erica
podcast 315 More on rocket mass heaters with Ernie and Erica Wisner part 1
podcast 316 More on rocket mass heaters with Ernie and Erica Wisner part 2
podcast 413 - The problem with batch box rocket mass heaters - Part 1
podcast 414 - The problem with batch box rocket mass heaters - Part 2
wood burning stoves Kickstarter thread
Building a Cob Style Rocket Mass Heater - DVD 1
weall of the rocket mass heaters and rocket stoves at wheaton labs (with pics!)bpage
PEP Badge: Rocket
Rocket Ovens DVD
rocket stoves forum
Rocket Mass Heaters 4-DVD Set Kickstarter
Rocket Mass Heaters Forum
Richsoil.com - Rocket Mass Heaters
Paul Wheaton's youtube channel