I probably posted this stuff (or something like it) before, but can’t remember for sure. Rocket Mass Heaters can heat rooms (or entire houses, depending on size & placement) on considerably less fuel than conventional wood stoves, with much less (or no) telltale smoke.
- Most are not available as complete off-shelf products, therefore require understanding of principles, and construction techniques;
- Not UL approved, or allowed in building codes;
- You’re on your own.
- Much less fuel needed
- Much less smoke produced
I haven’t built one, but would do my first attempt in a shop building, and delay house heating until I had some experience using it.
The insulating value of putting bags of dry leaves around the foundation needs to be balanced against the character of the neighborhood.
- This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by L Tecolote.