Your efforts will save people a lot of time (researching, tinkering, building, rebuilding, etc.) a lot of headaches, and a lot of money. Thank you for everything you've done in this area! It's a substantial contribution that is appreciated by many.
Bell with dead-end benches is added to the "Applications" chapter. Text need some corrections so there will be changes in the following days. batchrocket.eu/en/
There's more to come but this will take some time, I need to write the articles in Dutch first. Articles in the pipeline are: cast single bell mass heater in a passive house and a central heating boiler powered by a batch rocket, both in daily use and succesful last winter. Could take a week or more, watch this space.
Last Edit: Apr 30, 2016 4:59:05 GMT -8 by peterberg
Greetings all, Each time I think I have something wise to say I find that it has been better covered elsewhere. Peter could you find a space for the temperature colour chart? This very clear chart was included in a thread or comment by a contributor from somewhere like Slovakia. I did not save it and have not been able find it as yet. I think it would fit into the explanation of the temperatures high that can be generated in a good wood burner.
A pizza oven cum pool heater has been added to the "Applications" chapter. Some notes need to be made and Terry need to read through is before it is fit to be declared ready. This isn't a translated article, the author wrote it in English himself. See batchrocket.eu/en/
Peter, I've been absent for a while, but I must say...WOW! You have really outdone yourself, and I am thankful for your contributions and tremendous efforts, and everyone else here that has forged ahead with your batch box design! Bravo, Sir! Eric VW
Jacobus and Jacintoda, could you begin with the offered translation to French, please? The Introduction and Workings chapters are finalized as far I am concerned, so that would be a good place to start. Other chapters need to be read and corrected by Terry first, I will signal a go-ahead when the next one is done.
For good measure: could you figure out who's the better translator so the other can proof read, do corrections and send text to me. Best to do that by email, give a reaction at the new "Contact" menu item on the site so I am able to answer and start the exchange. Try to send text in bare txt format, that's what I need in the website editor. Where in the text links or pictures are incorporated use a signal like <<picture>> to let me know what is required.
At the same time, a Spanish translation will take off, also by email. This website filling is exploding to a major undertaking so it's imperative that we coordinate tightly.
Yasintoda translated a couple of big chunks into French so far, Introduction and Workings are ready. It will be definitely a multi-lingual site instead of bi-lingual as planned, much to my surprise. And , I must add, delight.
Last Edit: Jun 6, 2016 11:48:48 GMT -8 by peterberg
Another article has been added, about "Bell sizing" in the "Applications" chapter. Terry, my Australian editor, thought this aspect was sadly missing in the "Bell theory" section. I think he was right. batchrocket.eu/en
Part of the Applications chapter is translated into French by Yasin Gach. Plans are on the way to implement a Slovenian and an Albanian translation. This starts to look a lot like a worldwide project, I need to think about updating the content from time to time.
Two more items of the Applications chapter are translated into French by Yasin Gach. The complete Building and Designs chapters are converted to Spanish by Pablo Kulbaba. Especially that last one caused a flood of new visitors to the site, Argentina shot up from 9th to 3rd place in the ranking and a new day record is reached. I had to ditch the Albanian version due to incompatible differences of opinion with the proposed translator. The structure is still there, so it could be picked up by another volunteer coming by. The Slovenian version has the Introduction done and a Polish version is in the wings. batchrocket.eu/en
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
daniel: in my experience as I am working now on something of that nature, I have thought of making a heat exchanger and distributing the heat through vents using a slower fan. Now after a few years I realize that mass heaters give out primarily radiant heat, for
Nov 30, 2018 12:48:38 GMT -8
coastalrocketeer: Anyone posting in this shout box... if you have something you want people to see and respond to, create a thread in the appropriate forum section... this is not the place...
Dec 16, 2018 18:10:49 GMT -8
vesuvius: High Temperature Glass options,
Jan 4, 2019 16:28:17 GMT -8
vesuvius: Do any of you have experience with using the glass from home oven doors on a rocket stove? I'd like to have a viewing port on my stove but don't want to fork out for new ceramic glass. Any thought as to whether it would take the heat of a rocket stove?
Jan 4, 2019 16:30:40 GMT -8
yaya: you dont need the blowair for that temp..
Jan 13, 2019 16:43:57 GMT -8
flybywire: Glass window from an old washing machine is designed to take high temps. Cheap solution to your need.
Jan 27, 2019 0:10:58 GMT -8
coastalrocketeer: Anyone posting in this shout box... if you have something you want people to see and respond to, create a thread in the appropriate forum section... this is not the place to have a discussion... it is for short announcements
Feb 7, 2019 0:11:23 GMT -8
coastalrocketeer: you won’t likely get replies to questions here, and it is not a spot that makes holding an ongoing discussion possible...
Feb 7, 2019 0:12:22 GMT -8
TexasGonzo: Sooooo glad I found this site! Its always rewarding to find such a super group of folks! To any and all, feel free to PM me anytime. Thanks for having me!
Mar 11, 2019 18:56:41 GMT -8
jlmtech: GADGET: CONSIDER USING A JET PUMP INSTEAD OF A BLOWER FAN TO INDUCE DRAFT; NO CLOGGING.
Mar 26, 2019 8:19:28 GMT -8
michaelegan: i am unable to open the sketchup files on my mac. I used sketchup a few years back but apparently the company now requires a subscription. does anyone have any advice/instructions on how to use the program or how to view pictures without spending money?
Aug 20, 2019 18:41:48 GMT -8
mannytheseacow: michaelegan: download AutoCAD student version for free... import .SKP
Aug 23, 2019 13:33:44 GMT -8