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o pic (or 2) showing the 1st and 2nd rocket mass heaters to clearly show that you used 2 different rocket mass heaters.
o pic of starting materials, PROPERLY placed in the batch box before fire
o pic of fire started
o pic of additional wood added
o pic of even more wood added
Tonight I started up and ran the batch box RMH in the shop at Wheaton Labs. I ran it for over two hours during a movie. I've previously operated the cyclone batch box heater in the Red Cabin for a BB HERE.
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These are the starting materials before I started the fire. Since this batch box rocket mass heater is designed a little differently, the starting materials are setup as a top-lit fire instead of a bottom-lit fire (like some of the other batch boxes). Normally, I would put paper on the bottom, tougher paper or cardboard next, kindler higher, and then, chunks of wood on top. For the Cyclone RMH, I put everything in the reverse order of normal batch boxes, as per the instructions.
These are the starting materials after I started the fire.
This is the first load of logs I put in underneath the bits of wood left from after the fire got going better.
This is the second load of logs I put in underneath the bits of wood left from my first load of wood. As per the operating instructions for the Cyclone. I am putting new wood in the bottom, instead of the top (like other batch boxes would be operated).