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gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 12 9:28 pm    Post subject: Rocket wood stove!!  Reply with quote    

http://www.richsoil.com/rocket-stove-mass-heater.jsp

Looks intriguing

baldybloke



Joined: 24 May 2008
Posts: 1385
Location: Wiltshire
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 12 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are some interesting articles on that site. Have added to favorites and will read them later.

Thanks

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
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Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 12 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Interesting.... going on the colour of some of the links, I've obviously been to that site somehow, some time already!

Ah well, bookmarked for future reference!

pyrotech



Joined: 10 Jul 2007
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Location: Aylesbury
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 12 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fine for the yanks, but wouldn't we need to have a chimney meeting the same requirements as a standard wood burner? Bet that would mess with efficiency.. Would it really have no CO?

Love the idea, and looking into it as well.

Toffer



Joined: 01 Nov 2009
Posts: 247
Location: Sutton St Edmund, Lincs
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 12 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've had a go building one of these with an oil drum and some old piping and it works really well, very impressed with the sideways burning fire, it looks well cool.

I haven't been able to get to the heat sink seat bit yet, will be trying that later this year.

Here's the linky http://www.hootershall.co.uk/2010/11/01/rocket-stove-experiment/

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8407
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 12 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

pyrotech wrote:
Fine for the yanks, but wouldn't we need to have a chimney meeting the same requirements as a standard wood burner? Bet that would mess with efficiency.. Would it really have no CO?

Love the idea, and looking into it as well.

I don't think the height of the external chimney makes any difference unless it was so high the draw would be to fast for the exhaust gases to heat the 'mass' before exiting.

digit



Joined: 23 Aug 2009
Posts: 88
Location: Neath,South Wales
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 12 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wouldn't you need a very well vented room, or the rocket stove would suck all the oxygen out of the room.

Tavascarow



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Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

digit wrote:
Wouldn't you need a very well vented room, or the rocket stove would suck all the oxygen out of the room.

Don't you already need that for any type of combustion heating?
Especially now so many homes are sealed with UPVC.
Another video on rocket mass heaters.

troyannick



Joined: 24 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wow thanks gz this looks great gotta try and build one of those.

dolmen



Joined: 07 Oct 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anyone know links to where these are being used in a house situation? TIA

TTouch Homestead



Joined: 13 Oct 2011
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Location: Cardigan, West Wales
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dolly- have a look on youtube. lots of vids...

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 12 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gogle rocket stove- plenty on there, including videos

Mutton



Joined: 09 May 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 12 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When we are trying to get our multi-fuel stove started it draws better with the lounge door open. Have plans for having an air vent direct to the stove from the outside one of these years. (Just vague plans, nothing really researched yet, so if anyone has already done that.....)

troyannick



Joined: 24 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 12 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mutton wrote:
When we are trying to get our multi-fuel stove started it draws better with the lounge door open. Have plans for having an air vent direct to the stove from the outside one of these years. (Just vague plans, nothing really researched yet, so if anyone has already done that.....)


Is the flue/ chimney clear was having trouble with my woodburner, cleared the flue what a difference.

Mutton



Joined: 09 May 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 12 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, flue is fine thanks. Cleaned it last Autumn.

We just have a well sealed modern bungalow. (Also on a slope in the lee of trees - all things said to cause problems with a chimney drawing.) We find it varies a lot with wind direction when it is a light breeze.

On a very windy day we sometimes struggle to stop the fire roaring away with the draw up the chimney - even with the lounge door shut. Finish up covering the fire with ash to damp it down.

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