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Paul Wheaton is with Ernie and Erica
Wisner. They talk about the Rocket Mass Heater
workshop held at Caleb and Krista's in Missoula at the end of October 2012. They point out that it was a great success that brought together many interesting people
with varied skills.
Ernie and Erica talk about how they travelled across the country to give workshops. They talk about some Rocket Mass Heaters
they troubleshooted. They point out that it is difficult to get the manifold right the first time, especially since it is not necessarily clear in the Rocket Mass Heater
book. Paul points out that Ernie and Erica have very complete plans
available and that the Rocket Mass Heater
described in those have been in used for at least one year without any issues.
Paul, Ernie and Erica then move on to the controversial hot water Rocket Mass Heater
, also known as boom-squish. They emphasize that it is extremely dangerous and that unless one has lots of experience
with pressurized hot water
, one should
not attempt to build such a system. On the other hand they point out that non-pressurized systems are much safer.
They talk about the big reveal that was one of the highlights of the workshop: a shippable Rocket Mass Heater
core, manifold and barrel. They explain that the core is made out of a castable ceramic and that the system is 80% hotter than regular Rocket Mass Heater
They also talk about a few Kickstarters that are about to be launched: Two for the shippable Rocket Mass Heater and some for DVDs of the workshop.
This podcast continues in part 2
6" Rocket Mass Heater Plans
8" Rocket Mass Heater Plans
Ernie and Erica's Website
Paul's article on Rocket Mass Heater
Podcast 019 - Rocket Mass Heaters
Podcast 104 - Rocket Mass Heaters with Ernie and Erica
Podcast 128 - Rocket Mass Heaters, Money, and Permaculture
Podcast 196 - Rocket Mass Heaters w/ Ernie & Erica
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