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here is a list of all the rocket mass heaters and rocket stoves at wheaton labs. there are links to their individual threads as well, some of them have great, super-detailed threads, some of them don't. feel free to start a thread about an individual one if you think it necessary and post a think to it in this thread. and there are some videos too!

pebble style rocket mass heater in fisher price house





You can see the build of this one in the better wood heat videos


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rocket mass heater in a tipi





You can see the build of this one in the better wood heat videos

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cyclone heater in the red cabin






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pebble style rocket mass heater in 'the library'




You can see the build of this one in the better wood heat videos


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8" batch box rocket mass heater in the shop/classroom


You can see the build of this one in the better wood heat videos


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minnie mouse heater for tiny houses





You can see the build of this one in the better wood heat videos


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rocket mass heater in cooper cabin




You can see the build of this one in the better wood heat videos


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rocket mass heater cooker/smoker



You can see the build of this one in the better wood heat videos


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bun warmer




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season extender




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The cottage rocket mass heater as it is being constructed:



It has now been fully installed and tested - we just need to take some pics!


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the new double shoebox



The double shoebox has been reworked and installed. It still needs a bit of polish and proper pics/video




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Rockety Things
(that are not rocket mass heaters)


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rocket oven




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rocket stove kiln




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lasse's rocket cook stove




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Rockety things that are currently not installed



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fat rabbit batch box rocket heater




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Rockety things that are no longer here




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rocket oven, griddle and water heater (cockit-lockit-rocket)



Tim Barker scavanged this to create ....
You can see the build of this one in the better wood heat videos


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the barker's baker: a rocket oven, griddle and hot water heater



Tim scavanged this to create the stand alone rocket oven and the standalone vertical rocket hot water heater.

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rocket mass heater in allerton abbey (first wofati)



The person that created this tried too many new things at once and ended up with something that didn't work. Peter van den Berg modified it to work in the short term as a "rocket heater" but then created the double shoe box rocket cook stove to replace it.



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ring of fire rocket mass heater



This lasted several years. It was built quickly and because it was exposed to the elements, it wasn't expected to last terribly long. It's parts were reclaimed for other projects in 2017.

You can see the build of this one in the better wood heat videos


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quartz barrel rocket mass heater



This was a one time thing so we could what it looked like inside the barrel.


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2 inch system




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Evan is putting on some low cost workshops here - like $50 for a week - where you can try out heaps of rocket mass heaters:

http://www.permies.com/t/52318//PEA-Workshops-Permaculture-Experience-Ava



Or, you can just come out and, say, stay in the tipi for a few days, or one of the other buildings with a rocket mass heater:

http://www.permies.com/t/52814/labs/rent-tipi-cabin-wofati-wheaton

 
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I've seen about 7 or 8 of these online already. I've been all over the highway, like horse tracks .

I really like the 8" batch box, near the top of your list.

Is your lab here in Canada?
 
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wheaton labs is in Montana, near Missoula.
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So I bought the dvd sets and Love the info off of them.
As I'm going through these i don't see something that I'm  curious if anyone has tried. Most of the piping runs on an incline then to the stack.
And all the pipes run in a mass for sitting on , etc. Has anyone tried to do a vertical mass against a wall?
My thinking is if someone had a basement like a dirt floor basement, running the pipes so they zig zag up the sides of the wall, then packed in with cob, masonary work or what have you creating a radiant heat in the basement that warms the floor above or something to that effect.
 
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Brian - check this out - http://www.heatkit.com/research/2009/lopez-rocket.htm
(sorry for temporarily hijacking the thread.  back to your regularly scheduled RMH tour at Wheaton Labs)
 
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kinda....but i was thinking with the duct work starting at the bottom and winding its way up to the top inside kinda like an old wooden marble machine toy, then filling in the wall with stone or something. instead of an giant open center.
 
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Every turn in the chimney is like adding feet to the length. After a few turns the chimney is in danger of not drawing. Thus the stove develops an airlock and the fire goes out (or smokes into the room). I don't know the formula for determining the maximum amount of chimney the stove could support, but in my early years of heating my home with a wood stove I made the mistake of putting too many bends in the stove pipe.
 
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Tracy and I updated the first post a lot.   Anything we left out?  Any mistakes?

I'm gonna add this image to a few ...
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any more pictures of the cottage rocket mass heater? Some people are having difficulties to visualize it from the discussion in this thread
 
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Adrien Lapointe wrote:any more pictures of the cottage rocket mass heater? Some people are having difficulties to visualize it from the discussion in this thread



I think there are a few more pics in the jamboree thread.

 
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Adrien,
Cottage Rocket, Workshop Model
Here you go, thanks to Attilio.
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