Hello all since a long time appart from stoves... (some guitars on the bench, lucky me)
Here we are with a new project, now on the design and trial run. It seems to work nice. We've proved our RMH get a much nicer function when placed on the real sites, since the workshop in wich we work doesn't have the negative pressure on the flues it uses to have a normal house. And the place is sooo cold it get the gases on the flues (as they're still uncovered) too much cold too soon on their passage to the roof.
This one is far easy than our last experiment with the oven over it so it went far better on building. And we are coming to improvements in our construction techniques with jigs and templates. Maybe some of them could be usefull to some of you who build the barrel base with steel instead of brick and/or adobe. I'll post them when we make the photo-process on the real place (in a few weeks, we hope).
Meanwhile, here you have some photos of the workshop moke up.
Long time since I posted some news about this rocket. The "Ona" is done, just a few touch-ups left waiting for us to hace some time to travel to the place she's built (350km from home). My cámera lenses were broken on the building process so I was not able to have good pics from then on... most of the final stage's ones were made with a cellular.
Yes, we found it's better in some cases to use welded iron plates to make te barrel. It helps with the manifold - flue junction, is goodlooking and and we don't need to burn and peel the reclaimed drums. On the other hand, it's heavy (that's the reason we put some temporary handles on the barrel and made the pillars for the assembly..) and we should spend some money on the plates and time on welding. We liked it a lot anyway and Fernando (my partener at bio-construction and the one welding at the photos) loves to work with metal too.
For my next one I think I'll go on with the reclaimed drums. And for the bell (in case nobody gives me some reason not to use folded iron to make the bell's core) I won't weld it but fix with rivets sealed with some sort of cement before covering with cob.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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