Jerry Batchelor

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since Oct 23, 2018
Stevensville, Montana, USA zone 5b
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Well it's been a year since we built our system. It had it's pro and cons and learning curve with the greenhouse. So this winter we shorten our pipes by five feet each line and it made a world of difference.
Higher temps and better burns Here are some pics from tonight. Just noticed that the reader didn't show the greenhouse temp but was at 47 degrees inside with the rocket mass heater and it was 5 degrees
outside. So not bad still need to work on better insulation.

1 year ago
Eric one question, how long is that pipe? I'm running 40 feet before going out of my wall at 6 inches. If you get to long I know you can lose a lot of draft.

Thanks for your sharing.
Jerry
2 years ago
Sorry for lack of post. Just had surgery. Anyway thanks Thomas for the info. I made the inside smaller and it's working a lot better since we just added another 10 feet. I'll get some pics up this weekend with some details.

Thanks.
2 years ago
Just a quick question on my firebox. I'm using 6 inch pipe through out the system. Will the 7 inch fire box be an issue?

Thanks
2 years ago
Well here is Saturdays work and lots done in one day by my self. The last pics says it all!
2 years ago
I wish we could use cob but having an aquaponics greenhouse, the cob just holds to much moisture. It's going to have to be a rock/shell type build. So Friday night I got the core built before calling it a night. I will have more pics Yahoo starts to work again.
2 years ago
Update:

Thanks for the info, did some searching and just got one from axmen. Anyway here are some new pics.

Ok this is just a mock up with everything. Going to start working on it this weekend. Can't wait either.
I think my real work will be building the manifold. Everything else went quick and smooth. I burned the
barrel and scraped off any thing I could and was blue. Not any more.

Thanks
Jerry

2 years ago
Thanks for the offer. I don't think we will be getting to far for a few weeks. Still looking for a 55 gallon drum and we have to order a few parts.
2 years ago
Ok, here is my mock up of the design. So you know I'm using a reverse version of the of the design from page 64 in the RMH builder's guide and is a 6 inch pipe.
Don't ask why it changed the pics to side ways. I didn't do it.

2 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm starting the work for a greenhouse RMH here in Stevi, MT Wish me luck. I'll document as much as I can.

Thanks
Jerry
2 years ago