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cooling a house with a rocket mass heater

 
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Awesome Paul! I am looking forward to building a rocket mass heater on my next place. I had no idea until now you can also use it to cool the house. Today it will be around 115 here in Oregon and I sure could be using this. Thank you Paul!
 
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Part of me wants to supercharge the process with a DC fan, but that adds complexity.

Any concerns with the condensation that will form on the RMH internals? Corrosion to metals or impacts on the cob mass?
 
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I really wish that would work for summers here.  The night time temp doesn't always get much below 90 and the humidity is close to the same.  I hope that one day I can have this type of experimentation on my farm to figure out what works for cooling and a gajillion other things.  Paul, you inspire me.  Please keep on doing what you do!
 
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I imagine that this could be improved in few ways...

1)   Paint the chimney black on the roof so you would get a solar chimney effect.


2)   Use of earth tubes to feed the rocket stove so cool air would be pulled thru the thermal mass.


3)   Use of a solar fan in the chimney via a venturi to help speed up the process for the summer months via a thermastat.

From ->

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_chimney

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