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Daniel Ray wrote:Here is the beginning of our batch rocket mass heater--we used Peter's numbers for an 8" stove and I can tell this thing is already going to be a beast. Very excited to light it up this week and post some photos of the burn. Our riser is experimenting with the partial octagon shape that was experimented with in the Mallorca workshop with Peter--visit here http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/2364/rocket-heater-build-peter-mallorca



I love what you did with your rafter ends scalloped. [in the "clay plaster, brown coat on back wall" picture] What width did the ends end up at? 2x6 width?? 2x4??

I checked your yearly weather for Victor. Balmy winters. Your frost penetration foundation line must be minimal.
 
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What a fantastic record of a fantastic build. Congratulations on the results of all your hard work!! I hope you'll enjoy it with your family for years to come.
 
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I love what you did with your rafter ends scalloped. [in the "clay plaster, brown coat on back wall" picture] What width did the ends end up at? 2x6 width?? 2x4??

I checked your yearly weather for Victor. Balmy winters. Your frost penetration foundation line must be minimal.




The very end of the rafters tail from 2x8 to 2x4 over the last 10" or so.

We have a nice microclimate in the Bitterroot. We can get a deep freeze, but foundations don't need to be too deep. This is on an insulated rubble trench at 2 feet.
 
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