The Rocket heater

The Rocket heating part is experimental. It is not new. So we are playing with the addition of a seperate heating mechanism. This could (? lol) be a way to boost the oven temperature up if you wish to. Cleaner and quicker than putting a fire in the burn chamber again.

image4 e1354763906335 225x300 The Rocket heater

 

It seems to fire well at an angle. The thin metal tube is covered with ceramic fiber blanket and can also be dismantled for refitting without taking the whole contraption apart. The fire chamber has a layer of blanket under the top bricks too. The FB Should hold better.

I stuck a seperate air intake with a damper in it. Why? You might ask.. lol.
There’s a few more pipes in the the pipeline (like that?) and plenty of variables to play with.

 

At best – we can learn something. If need be we will fire as a two chamber oven anyway.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

 

Busy drying the oven out:

 

 

 Starting with a small fire in the oven. Using some Live Oak. Hard and burns great if it’s dry.

 

 The Rocket draws very well. Ceramic fiber blanket insulates from the heat – but even so it gets pretty warm! 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “The Rocket heater

  1. Tolderian

    Hey there! I was just wondering… If you’re using the perlite mix as an insulator for the Rocket Mass Heater… what ratio of water, clay, and perlite are you using?

    1. admin Post author

      Well it’s hit and miss using the soil/clay mix I have on hand. I use a bucket of clay mix, a bucket of perlite and add water to make a slightly wet consistency. If its on the wet side I stick some wheat straw in it or some clay loam. That’s on the outside of the oven/rocket. The stack of the rocket was covered with ceramic fiber blanket from above the combustion chamber to the oven itself. Heat loss is very low. That’s all encapsulated with the metal ducting just to protect the CFB. Also it can be taken apart and stripped down without disturbing the oven. Hope this makes sense?

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