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A 30 minute long video featuring five different people demonstrating starting a rocket mass heater and talking about how they care for a rocket mass heater.

- paul wheaton ... stuffs a lot of paper in and then uses a torch
- ernie wisner ... a little paper, a lot of kindling and a lighter
- peter van den berg ... starting a batch box rocket mass heater
- matt walker .... paper towels with bacon grease and lots of kindling
- anthony aiuppa ... newspaper plus paper garbage plus kindling





I am making this free in the hopes that folks will support my patreon stuff.
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care and feeding of a rocket mass heater video pic
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Great teaser video and progress post! Happy Thanksgiving back to wheaton labs. Better Thanksgiving enjoying the progress and hope of RMH progress, development. YAY!
 
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So, the new rocket stove that Ernie is lighting - where is that?

I really like this video, it's a great anticipation builder!
 
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Julia Winter wrote:So, the new rocket stove that Ernie is lighting - where is that?


Here at basecamp.

Ernie is lighting the new rocket kiln.

 
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Rocket kiln!!

For firing pottery?? If so, I want.
 
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Wow. I wonder if it will make stoneware (cone 10)?

I've done a fair amount of wood fired pottery, but it's usually a huge kiln that needs to be fed massive quantities of wood for at least 24 hours, round the clock. I'm actually drinking tea from a wood fired mug right now. Of course, almost all of this experience was over 20 years ago. . .
 
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I'm sure I supported the kick starter. I can't watch the video, I can't find a live link or arrow.

I'm really interested in seeing it since the post above about Ernie lighting the rocket fired kiln. Nate and I worked hard on that thing, and I had to leave before we got to the good part!

I have a little shard that was fired on the first firing, and I would love to see the finished kiln and Ernie lighting it!

Can anyone help me?
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Julia, It might do cone ten in some parts of the kiln. As noted above I was involved in building the kiln. When I came home, I talked to a life long potter, now in his 60s, and a college degree ceramacist about the project. I was really excited about it.

Cone 10 is about 2500 degrees, for I don't know how long, but it seems you know that part. The well built rocket easily attains that temperature. Not that you could load a batchbox for a 24 hour burn, but a batchbox certainly makes things convenient for situations where you can't tend the rocket continuously.

We built the kiln with brick inside, and my friend the 40 year potter says it won't hold up over the long term for the high cone 10 temperatures. He said something about heat stress, and if/when I build one I will follow his advice and use fire brick to line the inside chamber.


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I still have not found a live link to watch the Care and Feeding 30 minute video.

Was it a short interval availability?

 
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Thekla,

All of the kickstarter supporters were emailed the video. Are you saying that you did not get the email?

 
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Hi Paul, I don't think I got the email. I've looked in the trash and the spam. When the discussion began, it kept referring to the link, which I never found. Is it too late for me to get it emailed to me?

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It was sent out via kickstarter. Are you getting the other kickstarter update messages?

If you go to kickstarter, you can see the update message, complete with the link.

 
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Paul, I guess I don't pay enough attention to kickstarter updates. I know I am getting kickstarter updates from the go sun grill guys which I also backed and has been delayed.

But, I went to kickstarter searched for you and got everything I needed. Tahnks so much!
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and now I have watched it and I loved it. And I am going to find one of those cool propane guns!
 
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Please ignore I read your advice above how to find on kickstarter cheers

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Hi, I think I am still having issues, I did donate to the kick starter for the 8 DVD download but my email address on the forums was different to my kick starter one. Is there any way this can be fixed so I can access this video please?

Many thanks,

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Hello, all!
I have been reading these forums for awhile and this will be my first post.
I recorded a video of how i start and load my 6" batchbox. I just use a match
At 0:42 you will see a flash and hear change in burning sound - this is when the flames reach port and heatriser. Usually this is even faster to come by....



If the thread seems wrong, just move it somewhere else...

For fun i added my voice to recording. It is funny how decent is my english when reading and writing. But it is obvious that i don't have many english conversations I sound like some german guy...

Have fun watching!

Klemen
 
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I just added to the first post:

You can get this video if you sign up for my patreon account for $1.  https://www.patreon.com/paulwheaton
 
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and. . . .

it works!  I bought access to the video with pie.
 
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I was able to see the video from the 2017 kickstarter link
 
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I have a neuro-immune disease that results in brain fog when I am fatigued. I tried to figure out how to gift a copy to my brother, but going to the patreon account left me really confused. So I went to PayPal and purchased it for $1, but then couldn't find the gift button someone mentioned. I tried to download the video and send it as a gmail attachment, but ended up on another forum page from a year ago.

Really sorry I messed up. It IS me and my brain, obviously not your doing as many other folks are having fun with this.
 
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Ellie Strand wrote:I have a neuro-immune disease that results in brain fog when I am fatigued. I tried to figure out how to gift a copy to my brother, but going to the patreon account left me really confused. So I went to PayPal and purchased it for $1, but then couldn't find the gift button someone mentioned. I tried to download the video and send it as a gmail attachment, but ended up on another forum page from a year ago.

Really sorry I messed up. It IS me and my brain, obviously not your doing as many other folks are having fun with this.


So I took out the stuff about patreon - that is kinda confusing.
 
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Thank you.
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This video is now available for free!


I am making this free in the hopes that folks will support my patreon stuff.


 
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A really good question was asked on youtube and I thought I would copy my answer to here:

Al, lots of good stuff.  As to kickstarter content:  that was made available at the $1 level.  And was provided to the kickstarter supporters over two years ago.  The people at the $1 level got a lot of other candy too.   Next up came the whole thing about how there are some huge an important points in that video that were sorely missing in the general public.  Further still was the stuff in the microdoc where the supporter names are shown.   Those are the people that supported the kickstarter at $10 and higher.  I thought it would be good to get those lovely names into more eyeballs - especially since a lot of those were mighty clever. 

Further, I am pissed that the world has not jumped on rocket mass heaters 50 times more than it currently has.   So I think "what's the hold up?"  As I ponder and scratch my chin, I think a big part of the hold up is misinformation, combined with a lack of information on some key pieces.   So I think that it is possible that making this video public could turn out to play a critical role in this angle.

Next comes the angle of patreon stuff.   I kinda didn't think a lot of patreon when folks convinced me to sign up.   But in the last couple of months, it became clear that patreon solves some problems in getting content out there.  In a few places I made it clear that I was releasing this in the hopes of getting more patreon support.  The result was one more supporter at $1.   Not a big win.  But, as I'm sure you know, my philosophy in this space is "try 100 things.  2 will work out, but you never know in advance which 2."

So, yeah, not a slam dunk.  But I did weigh it a long time.   In the end, I made the decision to put it out there. It is a roll of the dice on whether it was a smart move.   I suppose we will find out in a few years whether it was smart or not.   I suspect that if you were in my shoes, you would have done the exact same thing.
 
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