Does anyone have any advice, for making a RSMH out of all brick? I was thinking it would look a little nicer and would have more thermal mass for radiant heat.
My thought was to use fire brick for the combustion chamber and use regular brick, to replace the steel drum, for radiator surface.
Any suggestions? Has anyone done this before? any drawings maybe?
go for it.
I do have a question or two however; have you ever built one?
is there something about cob that limits its attractiveness? I am trying to understand why a rigid form like bricks is considered so much more appealing than being able to sculpt something into almost any shape you can imagine?
I do not have any problem COB. I just do not know how to make it. But I do not like the 55 gal drum look. So my thought was to replace the steel drum look for brick. If you can use COB instead of the drum I would use COB instead.
Can you use COD instead of the steel drum?
it is a fish IQF'ed or frozen in blocks some reach great size and could be used temporarily for the barrel.
I assume however it was a prod at my occasionally hitting the wrong key on this tiny little keyboard. I shall laugh now....HA HAHA HA.
then filling with gravel to the top of the first row of tiles, putting another row of tiles and filing up to the top of that tile etc. And then on the top - horizontally, rest more tiles.
Dale, I only saw your response just now. thank you.
I've had some delays but will go to the shop next week to get the supplies to make my stove.
I'm trying to source some firebrick, wish me luck! When I have it finished, I will take picture and post. I can't wait