Hello everyone. Some of you may remember our last major post, https://permies.com/t/54288/Building-code-compliant-prefabricated-rocket where we informed everyone the good news that we had for the first time achieved a building code UL compliant rocket heater for indoor use. I'm happy to announce that we have once again broke history. As of this week, we have the worlds first EPA compliant rocket mass heater for indoor use. Below are the test results from an EPA certified independent testing lab. The new features of the EPA approved rocket mass heater include a refractory ceramic liner, a removable top plate for easy maintenance, a lower profile pellet hopper, and integral outside air intake. Furthermore, it can be integrated into thermal mass and still be building code compliant with the thermal mass. Also attached below is the approved owners manual and describes a couple of the various methods by which one can integrate thermal mass. This heater is a true shippable core, so to speak, albeit a somewhat small one. A glass firedoor will be debuting next year, it will be a drop in add-on/replacement. They will enter production later than everyone would like, sometime around October-ish, because thats how long its going to take for the EPA to approve the production itself. The heaters are both heavily pre-ordered and will be heavily back-ordered. Pictures and video's will be coming out in the next couple months.
We look forward to attending the Rocket Heater Jamboree this October.
I wanted to give special thanks to everyone on the permies forum, the permaculture community, and the phenomenal community of rocket stove and mass heater builders from which we drew and continuue to draw inspiration, idea's, and feedback from. This path has been a long fought battle for everyone, and this long overdue victory is quite a genuine pleasure. I hold hopes for a brighter future, and I look forward to meeting and seeing everyone in person this year.
The door has been cracked open. Now it's only a matter of time before the distinction between Masonry Heater and Mass heater becomes blurred enough to permit DIY'ers to take advantage of this technology without having to worry so much about insurability. Lol. Look at those efficiency numbers. This is going to...excuse the pun, catch fire!