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rocket stove mass heater - heat your home with 80% to 90% less wood, exhaust is nearly pure steam and CO2 (a little smoke at the beginning), the heat from one fire can last for days, you can build one in a day and half, folks have built them spending less than $ 20
DIY rocket stove! "Rocket stove technology can heat a home with 90% less wood than a conventional wood stove. So little, that many homes are heated with nothing but tree trimmings that come out of a small yard."
Started in April 2010, we wanted to heat the floor of our yurt with this innovative stove. We used the book Mass Rocket Heaters by Ianto Evans and Leslie Jackson as our starting point. They recommend that first timers DO NOT attempt to build a floor heater, but that's what we did. We are happy to report that it is working swimmingly. A fire for 4-6 hours keeps the temperature of the yurt above 70 degrees for more than 12 hours, with 40 degree temps outside. With temperatures in ...