I have a 10" "J" style rocket stove that I want to boil sap or large amounts of water on. I insulated it my first year but the metal got so hot it melted it and it slumped. After having rebuilt it I want to build a refractory/perlite form around for when the metal burns out again. My questions are 1) how thick should I build the form, 2) do I need any kind of reinforcement as I build it (i.e. chicken wire or such), 3) Can this just be "slapped" on or do I need a form to pack it into. Hope this is understandable!
wiscojames: Donkey is elbow deep in cob, Peter is prototyping a new heater core and Matt is cooking a lamb shank on the tiny cook stove.
Jan 24, 2018 9:57:21 GMT -8
matthewwalker: My title says moderator, but I don't think I have any powers here. If I do, I have no idea how to do anything. My screen looks just like a regular user, no special moderator tools.
Jan 25, 2018 20:25:28 GMT -8
peterberg: Catching spammers is work, as well as reviewing every new registration. My powers are sufficient to hunting and deleting spam, but fall short to do what Trevor suggest. But I am getting quicker by the day, the last one was banned before he could post.
Feb 3, 2018 13:34:32 GMT -8
dan1941300: Hi, I want to build nearly the same stove like you did a little bigger 1 brick every side more to put 10 cm Isolation more in inside. Please could you measure up all sizes also from the hot water tank (maybe you know how many liters the tank has) thx
May 11, 2018 9:13:45 GMT -8
dan1941300: If possible in metric cm, how many Celsius at the chimney? Is there anything you would do different if building again? Sorry for my bad english, my language is german, austrian. thx a lot
May 11, 2018 9:38:02 GMT -8
smarty: Dan my batchbox reached 1150C so refractory cement rated to at least 1200C
May 21, 2018 22:53:56 GMT -8
mercedes: Not sure where this question will end up...I just registered. HOW THICK SHOULD PERLITE/VERMICULATE/CLAY INSULATION BE BEHIND THE THERMAL BATTERY/COB BENCH IF IT BACKS UP TO A STRAW BALE WALL? Thanks! Can you please also post me: email@example.com thnx!!
May 28, 2018 20:05:23 GMT -8
kkp: Mercedes: Benches don't get real hot. In fact, they are rather cool compared to other areas. You shouldn't need a mix like you described
Jun 7, 2018 18:10:52 GMT -8
maartenmartens: beste Peter, ik heb je eergisteren een mail gestuurd via het contact formulier op je website , heb je die goed ontvangen ? mvg Maarten Martens, architect - geobioloog (mail betreffende de bouw van onze eigen RMH)
Jun 20, 2018 13:21:57 GMT -8
martinm: any one here with info \ experience with heat (from a mass heater) distribution with ducts throughout two storey house ?
Sept 8, 2018 22:58:52 GMT -8
padica: Good morning, this is a wonderful subject, please someone can help me with the theme of double and triple combustion, how it is achieved, theory and design, thank you
Sept 15, 2018 7:13:40 GMT -8
wiscojames: I'm afraid you won't get a response to such a vague question - I suggest reading through some of the threads related to your questions before asking for an explanation. People will be very generous with their knowledge if your question is more specific.
Sept 18, 2018 4:48:00 GMT -8
drjmf: How do i make this more powerful and efficient ? Need more BTUs up the chimney to heat a 100 litre water jacket around the black flue pipe.
Oct 2, 2018 3:50:00 GMT -8