I am considering buying a RMH as I have neither the equipment or skill to build one myself. Thus far I have only found one manufacturer (Zaug Stoves in WA) If anyone knows of others or has comments re Zaug and/or urban use of RMH I'd appreciate a quick post. Furthermore I am interested trash as fuel and what filters might be incorporated for that exhaust.
Joined: Mar 16, 2012
Location: Northern New York Zone4-5 the OUTER 'RONDACs percip 36''
Cynthia M. : Unless these people introduce you to a local distributer, assume there isn't one, I would definitely ask how many builds total (s)he has done,
and how many of those were Zaugs !
If you share your approximate location, you will find like minded people in your area, and may even find a Rocket Stove Workshop or cob builders workshop
in your area. There are usually a few 'scholarships' for people who help at workshops, be sure to ask what duties you are expected to perform !
If allowed to come up to its operating temperature first, the secondary burn in the Heat Riser at approximately 2000 Degrees F will consume the smoke of
anything you can load in your feed tube as long as its dry . Beyond the need for a cap on the top of your external chimney, no filters or attachment are
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There's one other manufacturer, producing heater cores at the moment. See this webpage. They should be capable of delivering full heaters in some months.
Fuel for any rocket heater should consist of dry wood only, in whatever form. No milk cartons and old shoes, for example.
Joined: Apr 15, 2013
Here the point is to add to the wood perhaps bits of carton and even shoes. Since the intake/airflow is designed around sticks and inks, dyes alone may yield oxides other than CO2 there are definite challenges not absolute limitations!
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If you share your approximate location,
Delaware is such a small state-it is my ~location. You might be the closest active RMH enthusiast-most one this forum don't divulge much personal!