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Old 05-21-2010, 02:48 PM
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My latest invention: a portable(ish) rocket mass heater. Complete
with a time lapse demo burn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bsUd5zLcLw

You can find all of my videos at: http://www.youtube.com/paulwheaton12
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:10 PM
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I haven't thought a lot about wood heat for our home since we have natural gas with plan b propane and plan c kerosene (and a pretty short heating season). I can't tell from your video but it appears that they capture a lot of heat from the wood burned. This might be a better plan b for our household since we have quite a bit of "free" fuel available.

I'm also thinking of building an outdoor kitchen (to keep cooking heat outdoors during the lengthy warm season). Can a rocket mass heater be designed with an oven chamber for baking?

If a similar combustion design could be used in a smoker that would even be better (I love using a smoker but it seems to me that they waste LOTS of fuel and heat)

BTW: Excellent video, well done.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:19 PM
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I have not built or seen a rocket oven, but I have seen lots of drawings here.
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