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Van Tojan


Joined: May 03, 2012
Posts: 4
looks like it works well in this small stove

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV0WDudP538&feature=related

looks like combustion air is supplied through a tube in the center of the mesh, as well as around the sides

easy refill

I bet there is a way to burn wood / biomass chips successfully in a rocket stove, perhaps with a similar feed

chips require less energy to manufacture then pellets
R Scott


Joined: Apr 13, 2012
Posts: 2448
Location: Kansas Zone 6a
    
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http://www.walltentshop.com/RileyPellet.html

http://www.clarrypelletstove.com/index.html

A friend with an off-grid cabin w/o a source of firewood showed me these (he liked not hauling out propane bottles). I showed him an RMH. We will see what he does next....


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Roy Clarke


Joined: Feb 05, 2012
Posts: 121
Interesting little stove, but the problem with wood pellets is they are a low EROEI solution, and I suspect wood will be easier to find than pellets WTSHTF.
Saybian Morgan
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Joined: Apr 22, 2011
Posts: 580
Location: Lower Mainland British Columbia Canada Zone 8a/ Manchester Jamaica
    
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My rocket stove is setup to burn pellets, as chunk firewood is what is a pain to get, and to keep lit. I wanted my stove to run for at least 4 hours with no crackling and no failures that cause flames to run up the wood. Mind you I can't prove it runs totaly fan free has I have broken a rocket stove rule of minimal elbows as I run it back and forth across the dehydrating room 6 times. But I do via the outlet fan's sucktion have the options of running it at a steady 350f or I can shut the main air inlet and draw air through the pellets for a 500-600f gasification fire the design isn't terribly far off from the one in the video but I'm using larger tubes and can convert back to wood even though it drives me crazy. Around here fire wood is a novelty and not a source of fuel so unless you travel far out or can buy it in serious wood shed bulk I can't store more than 2 days continuous burns worth. A bag of pellets will last me 8 to 16 hours depending on how much pull I allow and how much i reduce the burn area.

If you can build a proper rocket stove and have the space I say go for it, mines made strickly out of high tempurature flue pipe and a barrel suspended off the ground and the heat tubes run under a deck filled with gravel. In the summer I run it without a fire into my greenhouse for cooling as the ground keeps the air cold.
Andrew Parker


Joined: Feb 13, 2012
Posts: 350
Location: Salt Lake Valley, Utah, hardiness zone 6b/7a
    
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I have referenced Alex English's Pasifier stove before, but I think it is worth repeating for this thread. Here are the links:

http://bioenergylists.org/node/3094

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWP15Eek4Xo&feature=youtu.be

https://plus.google.com/photos/100691739453894624566/albums/5706196233945639345

http://lists.bioenergylists.org/pipermail/stoves_lists.bioenergylists.org/2012-January/002889.html
Van Tojan


Joined: May 03, 2012
Posts: 4
Hello Saybian,

Wonderful!

Can you post a photo of your feed tube setup and describe the air flow to the burn chamber?

Thanks
Stefan Pagel


Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 27
I'd be interested in that too.


24 acres of grass/bog land in the Scottish Highlands
(Kune kune pigs, pygmy goats, chickens)
Planned: Build a RMH in the animal house, Build a green house
 
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