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Joined: Feb 24, 2011
Posts: 1
Location: Waterdown, Ontario, Canada
Hey everybody!

Just thought I'd take a minute and Introduce myself.

I'm a licenced Red seal brick and stone mason and Refractories specialist, Everything from ceramic blanket to high density castable material and gunnite applications..Hopefully learning to Ceramic weld this year

I live and work out of the Waterdown Ontario area.

I found this Forum when doing some research on Rocket stoves onlline and LOVED IT!... Love the whole concept and Idea, it's very simliar to a masonry heater, yet very economical

I'd love to help anyone build one of these projects or simply chime in on any questions from time to time..Be it motar mixes, cleaning of old brick , sources of reclaimed brick for projects , or any masonry questions?

I'm pondering the idea of putting one in the basement of my new home..Selling the wife on it may require help

Look forward to the learning and sharing experience.

RH







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Travis Philp
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Joined: Dec 28, 2009
Posts: 951
Location: ZONE 5a Lindsay Ontario Canada
    
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Welcome Roundhammer,

I've been collecting bricks and cinder blocks in the hopes of using it to build...something.

We're looking for people to partner with, who would build small one room living structures that we would rent out. We wouldn't necessarily be able to pay a wage up front and would ideally have some sort of profit share arrangement with the builders. How does that sound to you?


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Zone 5a in Central Ontario, Canada
                        


Joined: Jan 21, 2012
Posts: 3
Hello
from Pennsylvania.......................would you know what they use to cover the cob so you don't get all dirty when you set on the mass..........


Spiderstone
Andrew Brunning


Joined: Nov 09, 2011
Posts: 21
Travis Philp wrote:Welcome Roundhammer,

I've been collecting bricks and cinder blocks in the hopes of using it to build...something.

We're looking for people to partner with, who would build small one room living structures that we would rent out. We wouldn't necessarily be able to pay a wage up front and would ideally have some sort of profit share arrangement with the builders. How does that sound to you?



I just built one in my 12x20' greenhouse, works great. Also interested in the idea of small 10x10 Cob Cabins heated with rocket mass heaters(interested in building one or many depending on the relationship/living arrangements for on-site etc) Do you have land to build on?
Andrew Brunning


Joined: Nov 09, 2011
Posts: 21
Roundhammer McCoy wrote:Hey everybody!

Just thought I'd take a minute and Introduce myself.

I'm a licenced Red seal brick and stone mason and Refractories specialist, Everything from ceramic blanket to high density castable material and gunnite applications..Hopefully learning to Ceramic weld this year

I live and work out of the Waterdown Ontario area.

I found this Forum when doing some research on Rocket stoves onlline and LOVED IT!... Love the whole concept and Idea, it's very simliar to a masonry heater, yet very economical

I'd love to help anyone build one of these projects or simply chime in on any questions from time to time..Be it motar mixes, cleaning of old brick , sources of reclaimed brick for projects , or any masonry questions?

I'm pondering the idea of putting one in the basement of my new home..Selling the wife on it may require help

Look forward to the learning and sharing experience.

RH



Hello,
I just finished a RMH in my greenhouse...
I am in scotland ontario, possibly looking at the idea of putting in a masonry heater into our house and would like to get a better idea of costs and chimney venting. would like to have a bake oven too.
Do you build these for people? I can also help with the install as labour. Do you know where to get bricks in this area?
thanks,


Travis Philp
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Joined: Dec 28, 2009
Posts: 951
Location: ZONE 5a Lindsay Ontario Canada
    
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Organdy Hatfield wrote:
Travis Philp wrote:Welcome Roundhammer,

I've been collecting bricks and cinder blocks in the hopes of using it to build...something.

We're looking for people to partner with, who would build small one room living structures that we would rent out. We wouldn't necessarily be able to pay a wage up front and would ideally have some sort of profit share arrangement with the builders. How does that sound to you?



I just built one in my 12x20' greenhouse, works great. Also interested in the idea of small 10x10 Cob Cabins heated with rocket mass heaters(interested in building one or many depending on the relationship/living arrangements for on-site etc) Do you have land to build on?


Hi Organdy. I've got 100 acres, and we can have up to 5 acres of our land covered in buildings. If the building is under 109 square feet there is no permit needed.
Chris Kott


Joined: Jan 25, 2012
Posts: 796
Location: Toronto, Ontario
    
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Hello Roundhammer.

My name is Chris Kott, and i was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, which is where I currently live. I am just floored that the first posting I just happened to read was yours. I find Rocket Mass Heaters and Rocketstoves fascinating, not only as a longtime pyromanic hobbyist (I sometimes like to burn stuff), but now more than ever, as my younger brothers' fiancee is a glass artist. I've been pondering over the possibility of incorporating the RMH idea into the design of a glass furnace built to function as a co-generation plant, using wood and potentially biogas, or a mixture brought up to operating temperature with the oxygen/hydrogen mixture you get by electrolyzing water. As you can see, lots of ideas, and for this you can see why I might appreciate a Refractories specialist on the project.

So I work in my parents' book bindery in Mississauga, Ontario. I went to York University for six years for music (I am a singer), I write (and might, one day, be published) and I am desperately searching for land. I want to learn more about food forests and permaculture, but I already have several ideas for a web of self-sustaining food projects that I want to pursue.

These lines are all by themselves because they are so important: I'm looking for land in Ontario, preferably within two hundred kliks of Mississauga (like a maximum 2hr drive), and as much as possible. If I could get a place close enough, I would happily commute, though I'd get a more fuel-efficient vehicle than the one I'm driving. I would have land now if I could find a seller willing to finance, or a group of like-minded individuals willing to get together on one. If any of this sounds like you, I'd like to hear about it. A piece of standing oak savannah would be perfect, but if it's not there, we can encourage it to happen. I'm envisioning an orchard modified into a polyculture where flowerings and fruitings are staggered so that the bees always have an abundance of food. I also think it imperative to develop an aquaculture on property to provide more protein from less square footage, as well as the resources generated as a consequence of its harvest.

If I can't find existant strings on permies, I shall certainly start them on some of these subjects, but in the meanwhile, I am glad to have joined permies.com, and look forward to much stimulating conversation.

-CK
Andrew Brunning


Joined: Nov 09, 2011
Posts: 21
Travis Philp wrote:
Organdy Hatfield wrote:
Travis Philp wrote:Welcome Roundhammer,

I've been collecting bricks and cinder blocks in the hopes of using it to build...something.

We're looking for people to partner with, who would build small one room living structures that we would rent out. We wouldn't necessarily be able to pay a wage up front and would ideally have some sort of profit share arrangement with the builders. How does that sound to you?



I just built one in my 12x20' greenhouse, works great. Also interested in the idea of small 10x10 Cob Cabins heated with rocket mass heaters(interested in building one or many depending on the relationship/living arrangements for on-site etc) Do you have land to build on?


Hi Organdy. I've got 100 acres, and we can have up to 5 acres of our land covered in buildings. If the building is under 109 square feet there is no permit needed.


Hi Travis, 5 acres of 109sq/ft cob huts is a very big eco-village!! I am currently looking for 3 to 5 acres to live on and maintain, build a cob eco-dwelling, have large garden, keep bees, and other permaculture eco-village activities. Also a yoga teacher/guide. A gentlemen Wayne with the Eden Wild concept (WilderHaven) in muskoka area also has 100acres and he is offering the option of building a 10x10 cob hut, in return you can use it and live on the land whenever you want, however, when you are not there, he gets to rent it out and you get a percentage of the rental fee. This keeps a mutual good relationship of "ownership" and helps with initial costs/labour. Peace.
Travis Philp
volunteer

Joined: Dec 28, 2009
Posts: 951
Location: ZONE 5a Lindsay Ontario Canada
    
    8


Hi Travis, 5 acres of 109sq/ft cob huts is a very big eco-village!! I am currently looking for 3 to 5 acres to live on and maintain, build a cob eco-dwelling, have large garden, keep bees, and other permaculture eco-village activities. Also a yoga teacher/guide. A gentlemen Wayne with the Eden Wild concept (WilderHaven) in muskoka area also has 100acres and he is offering the option of building a 10x10 cob hut, in return you can use it and live on the land whenever you want, however, when you are not there, he gets to rent it out and you get a percentage of the rental fee. This keeps a mutual good relationship of "ownership" and helps with initial costs/labour. Peace.


Since may when I first posted about this, we've decided to expand the offer to be similar to the deal you mention above, though there is a bylaw here that would mean the builder could only live in their building for a maximum of 8 months out of the year.
 
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