yet another homemade rocket stove

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by CATO, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

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  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor Site Supporter+

    this seemed pretty straight forward and easy to put together.
  4. hedger

    hedger Monkey+

    I love rocket stoves for their simplicity and efficiency. Everyone should own at least one. I bought mine, though.

    Seems like every time I meet someone and get a chance to mention about rocket stoves, just about everyone asks, "What is that?" Just when you think everybody knows all about them, it turns out there are actually a lot of folks who still need to be introduced to what they are and how they work.
  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

    Here is a link to a website featuring thermal mass storage rocket stove heaters....the webpage has many pictures, diagrams and youtube videoclips, including step by step instructions for designing and building a rocket stove thermal mass storage heater.

    rocket stove mass heater
  6. hedger

    hedger Monkey+

    Thanks, Chelloveck!
    I was getting into the pictures and description and I started thinking, "Yeah, but you'd have to keep pushing the sticks/wood into the combustion chamber...." and then the design showed the fuel standing up (which makes it self-feeding thanks to gravity) and burning sideways!(???). That is a concept that had not occurred to me. Very slick.
  7. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Thanks Chell.An idea for my shop.
  8. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Once your fire is going you can drop in some slightly thicker chunks from the top. Easier to "load" the fire box that way. Just watch your fingers--that fire coming out is forced air and hot--lol.
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Ash removal -? I didn't see an ash door in the schematics.
  10. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

    No looking at making one myself...I have an inexhaustible supply of 20 litre vegetable oil drums...have been testing my jigsaw in cutting them up and will have a go at constructing one.....yes...I ; )


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