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.
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
topbaza: hi everyone, been searching all over net and this is were i need to be i think!!
Sept 28, 2019 6:16:25 GMT -8
anounaki: Hi, why I cant upload photos when I make new tread to this forum?
Feb 28, 2020 2:09:40 GMT -8
ahansen: photos under 1 mb not possible?
Jun 4, 2020 0:09:21 GMT -8
belgiangulch: Photo's are possible. They must be downloaded elsewhere and the image url (adress) is copyied.
Sept 14, 2020 7:26:15 GMT -8
belgiangulch: While creating a thread click on the small picture in the banner above the reply. A box pops up, paste the image url in the box. Pay no attention to the huge list of numbers and such.When you finish and hit reply your post with pictures will come up.
Sept 14, 2020 7:29:27 GMT -8
deadstarsstillburn: Hi there. I was directed this way by folks on the Permies.com website and am hoping I can get some information on how a total newbie can get started designing, siting, building, and not-dying-in-a-horrible-house-fire with a new RMH in a 160-year old home
Oct 21, 2020 6:52:10 GMT -8
deadstarsstillburn: The people over there recommended either a 6" batchbox or an 8" J-tube. I don't know what those are but am going to try to figure that out. What I need is a blueprint that I can scale to fit the need for my house. I have something likne 5000 square feet
Oct 21, 2020 6:53:00 GMT -8
deadstarsstillburn: but I do not need to heat all of it by any means. probably only need to heat half of that, maybe less.
Oct 21, 2020 6:53:15 GMT -8
deadstarsstillburn: moreover, the house has 3 storeys (large attic) so I assume if I get very efficient heating on the ground floor, that will go a long way toward heating the upstairs as well, no?
Oct 21, 2020 6:53:59 GMT -8
BenAlexanderT: Happy new year everybody. I wish you the best
Dec 31, 2020 15:06:14 GMT -8
Solomon: Anybody in Southern Oregon, in Jackson or Josephine counties?
Jan 16, 2021 21:54:43 GMT -8
gnomedome: i realsie this is from 2009
Apr 14, 2021 8:30:44 GMT -8
gnomedome: i realize this is from 2009 id love to see the photos from this ..as im looking to build a sauna soon similar to this .... if anyody sees this post firstname.lastname@example.org..... the photos in this post did not show up
Apr 14, 2021 8:32:00 GMT -8
dcoyte: I am planning to use a cast iron heat exchanger out of a hydronic boiler set on top of my rocket stove, flue out the top. There will be a pump moving the water through the heat exchanger into an unpressurized 2000 gal tank. Any thoughts?
Dec 31, 2021 6:45:55 GMT -8