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I love the video. Except

I don't understand how to build the J Tube. What are the materials? I have no idea from the video.

How do I stand up the oven on the J tube? Do I build a stand out of wood?  Won't it burn?
 
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There is a long story with the j-tube stuff.  Fortunately, davin jumped in with this.
 
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I have this rocket oven for about a year now. It works great. If you burn coniferous woods with high pitch content (and dry), it gets to the same temperature faster and the higher temperature is higher (compared to hardwoods).

Since I bake with it in summer camps, I will build another one that has a lengthier oven inside so that it can accommodate plates 50cm (20 inches) in length.... What I am concerned is....: I intend to make a 7 inch J-tube instead of 6inch to have enough power for a larger oven and because I will bake three large plates of lasagna, great, potato, etc, all at once. If I could this oven with a 7" inch J-tube I know that this gap behind should be larger. What about the 2" inch distance in between inner and outer barrel? Do you think that it should be slightly larger?
Also I think I will add another plate of metal on the inner drum on the place where flames hit it directly (bottom). I think this would add to longevity of this stove..

What do you think about these modifications? Is there anything you think that needs to be changed if a use a 7" J-tube?

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I give this video 9.5 out of 10 acorns!

I really liked the how it showed three different builds, and I especially loved the detailed instructions done by Tyler Morrison. About half of the video is him building the entire oven potion of the rocket oven. He goes over each step of the build, explaining how and WHY to do each step in the build. And, then you see the entire process of him building it. I really, really appreciated this, and I wish there was a similar instructional section for building the rocket stove riser underneath. Thankfully, I think there's more information to be found elsewhere on how to build the riser, and the riser build is not as complicated as the rocket stove. But, if I were to improve this video, it would be by having Tyler explain how to make the riser as well. I also wish there was some instructions on how to make the stand, but I'm thinking that might be easy for someone with welding knowledge to do?

For those wondering if this video is kid-friendly (aka, does it have any flavorful words in it); it IS kid friendly! The "worst" word in there is one "darn"--so it's definitely a video you can watch with your kids around. My 6 year old actually watched the whole video with me (he got a bit impatient with Tyler's segment, because my 6-year old's attention span isn't that good. My son just wanted to see the building with less of the explaining, while I really appreciated those explanations!). And my 3-year old enjoyed watching parts of it, too. I've heard other's of Paul's videos have words I don't need my kids repeating just yet, this video is free and clear of that.

All in all, if you are a visual learner and hesitant to try to build a rocket oven, you will really appreciate this video.

If you're wanting the precise measurements for how to build this, check out Davin's Rocket Oven Plans
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