The Need For Heat, Some Bricks, Some Pipe, Some Mud Slinging And Fun Makes Something Fantastic!
Categories: Heating / Cooling
With some bricks and some mud, and a few friends to help, you too can build one of these! There is a bit of an art and a science to it and experience does pay off.
You don't want to end up with a pile of mud in your house, and have it not draft properly. Following instructions is important, but the size of the thermal mass is up to the space you have to work with. The more thermal mass, the more heat you'll have even when the fire goes out. So gone are the days of stocking the fireplace all night to stay warm. Go to bed with a warm house, wake up with a warm house, then re-light it in the morning.
These shots are from Midwest Permaculture and their Rocket Stove Workshop
Discussing the connection between the barrel and the exhaust