Glenn Herbert wrote: I would take some issue with the idea that RMHs have higher combustion temperatures than masonry heaters. If that is the case in any particular comparison, I would venture to say that the masonry heater is getting less complete combustion and possibly generating more creosote leading to some risk of chimney fires.
But he didn't say that masonry heaters are illegal. Just that a rocket mass heater isn't necessarily a masonry heater. But I would think it would count as one.
a bennett wrote:
But doesn't enclosing the stove make the metal too hot and might crack it?
Dave Lotte wrote: I know what you mean. Dug up some of the loops for the heat pump last fall, and spent all winter thinking " if this thing freezes up on me.... what do i do "....
Your logic is sound…other than the $1000 trailer being road worthy. The $1000 trailers usually need at a minimum tires and brakes.