We really want to attend a workshop on building our own Rocket Mass Heater, but we're out of the country until the end of October, so we will miss the jamboree. Will you be running any other workshops after October this year, or do you recommend any others in _____?
Paul's plan is to have RMH workshops every fall (usually October, but could be September) so next year is a possibility! Keep an eye out on the forums and the daily-ish email. It's not likely we'll have another one this winter this year.
As for other RMH workshops, I'd recommend watching these forums:
--workshops forum: https://permies.com/f/175/
--find your regiional forum: https://permies.com/c/3
Or better yet, create a thread in one of the above forums to make a request!
Tracy Wandling wrote:And here are the last of the photos from the Rocket Mass Heater Workshop Jamboree, courtesy of Atillio Cesare.
paul wheaton wrote:
Peter van den Berg
Born 1st of March 1946 in The Hague, Netherlands. Lived in the same town since.
Formal education: Cabinet maker up to master.
Skills: Woodworking, bricklaying, plumbing, welding, plastering, electrical wiring, composites, making molds.
Work: Cabinet maker for 17 years; composite specialist and mold maker at Fokker Aircraft for 17 years; master of boats for Delft University among others, 14 years; retired since 2011.
Interested in efficient wood burning, mostly by way of masonry heaters for the last 30 years. Tried to make a living building those heaters but gave up after 5 years.
Since 2007 investigating and developing rocket heater variants. Designed and built his own passive, energy neutral house.
Peter's devious plans for the innovators event
For the innovator's event: some experiments done by some people, including myself suggest the direction of the riser in a batchrocket core doesn't need to be vertically up. That is, as long as the flames coming from the firebox are going through a 90 degree turn. So I'd like to do a horizontal "riser" coupled to a batchrocket combustion core.
A "riser" going down from the firebox might be too much to ask but a definite conclusion could only be established through experimentation.
A second experiment, given there's enough time, could be a J-tube Evans' style with an added detail which make the batchrockets "tick".
The workshop after the event could be: a small kitchen heater with a cook top and hopefully also an oven. The heater core could be anything from a standard J-tube up to one of the experimental core mentioned above. This workshop would be taken place in Allerton Abbey, as off-grid as they come.
Peter van den Berg wrote:Hi Max,
I don't know what you mean by "discworld riser" since I read the whole thread but couldn't download the skp file. Can you be a little bit more specific?