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Old 07-21-2010, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rocket Stove: Renewable Cooking

Want to be more eco-friendly at home?

How about replacing an LP grill with a homebuilt stove that runs on sticks or woodchips!?

I am building a rocketstove. You can read all about it on EcoRenovator but here is a photo to tease you with!



The stove in the photo is one built by a friend which I am modeling mine after.

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Old 07-22-2010, 03:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You will bee amazed about how effective it is.

Last year I build a Rocket furnace to heat my basement in winter. Cost next to nothing, use only little amount of wood, and turn out at lot of heat. Very effective!
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My father-in-law built one in his house the fire is in the breeze way and runs through the wall to a second chamber for a secondary burn. After that the heat is pushed through a mud/adobe couch to hold the heat and warm the house.

Here is the link to his rocket couch Rocket Stove | Northern Kentucky Landscaping from The Good Earth, Inc.
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More work on the rocket stove.
I assembled and welded the main components.



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You know what's fun?! Cooking dinner without petroleum!

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I need to learn how to weld and start doing some projects like this.
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I need to learn how to weld and start doing some projects like this.
Yep, me too.
Seems like welding is one of those things that mostly just takes some practice. This project is pretty straight forward, so I thought it would be good for some welding experience. The welding isn't perfect, but I did it all myself!
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Yeah, thats mostly what it comes down to, practice practice practice.
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What type of weld did you do on the rocket stove?
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The base, feeder tube, chimney tube, and upper tub/grill are all separate pieces.

The first day I worked on the stove, I cut all the pieces to size and to fit each other. Here's what I had at the end of work day one (a couple hours of an afternoon)


The second work session, I did all the welding to put those pieces together.
The welder itself was a wire-feed welder (without gas).
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Wow, that's kinda cool. I'm going to have to look around and copy you. I have a propane grill which I regularly use in summer, about 2 tanks a summer since we cook out so much.

And those are pretty good weld for gas-less flux core on your first time too!

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