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Ianto Evans, Leslie Jackson, Ernie Wisner, Kirk Mobert, Paul Wheaton, and other friends are among the researchers developing efficient, clean-burning, affordable stoves for a variety of heating and cooking needs. This group developed and published the current editions of Rocket Mass Heater, or Rocket Masonry Stove, designs. The technology combines an innovative clean-burning combustion chamber, with an earthen masonry thermal mass, resulting in extraordinary heat capture and low waste from an incredibly small amount of wood. The goals of Rocket Stove researchers include - meet human needs for food, warmth, comfort, and safety - conserve fuel (over-harvesting of firewood affects droughts, famine, and climate), - clean air, reduce smoke-related health and environmental problems - turn wastes into resources, e.g. find new uses for junk & scrap - encourage resourceful thinking and hands-on problem solving - offer affordable, clean alternatives to conventional technologies Related:  rocket stoveOff the Grid

Wood Burning Stoves 2.0 - the DVD(s) by paul wheaton The stretch goals ... If we hit $100,000: I pointed the video camera at all the cool stuff at the workshop, just like I said i would. Now it is time for you all to pony up for the DVD's. Once funded, the raw footage will be massaged into stuff that will fit into DVD-like thing-a-ma-jigs. The crown jewel here is the rocket mass heater, based on rocket stove technology. Ernie and Erica Wisner have built over 700 rocket mass heaters and what was shown at this workshop is the result of their most advanced work to date. Here are Ernie and Erica showing off an earlier rocket mass heater: The first DVD will be "Fire Science". fire burning sideways and upside down bare hands bonfire tricks rumford effect fireplace designs flammable chimney demonstrations stump stove diagrams and physics and math, oh my! The second DVD is called "Sneaky Heat". The third DVD is called "Boom Squish" - named after a series of podcasts where we discuss the dangers and strategies of alternative hot water.

countryside - homesteading - self-reliance - simple life Most homesteaders get their water from private, drilled wells. Most private wells use electric pumps. Ordinary buckets won’t fit in a (commonly) 6″ well casing. Therefore, without electricity, most homesteaders won’t have water. ... raised garden beds: hugelkultur instead of irrigation raised garden bed hugelkultur after one month raised garden bed hugelkultur after one year raised garden bed hugelkultur after two years raised garden bed hugelkultur after twenty years It's a german word and some people can say it all german-ish. I learned this high-falootin word at my permaculture training. Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. I do think there are some considerations to keep in mind. Another thing to keep in mind is that wood is high in carbon and will consume nitrogen to do the compost thing. Pine and fir will have some levels of tanins in them, but I'm guessing that most of that will be gone when the wood has been dead for a few years. In the drawings at right, the artist is trying to show that while the wood decomposes and shrinks, the leaves, duff and accumulating organic matter from above will take it's place.

Super Efficient Rocket Mass Heater by Ernie & Erica If you have never heard of a Rocket Mass Heater (or stove) and you heat your home with wood, you’ll find these videos very interesting – I sure did. There is not a lot of people who really understand the concept and able to make it work properly. One couple does… Ernie and Erica have built a great reputation both online and offline, and now have 700+ Rocket Mass Heater builds under their belt. I would say they have more than enough experience to be considered experts when it comes to Rocket Mass Heaters. They even have plans you can purchase for various designs and applications (and they are not expensive at $20 to $35 each). Pictured in the image above is the Bonny Convection Bench: Rocket Mass Heater, 8 inch ducting, with air channels over hardwood floor. Meet Ernie & Erica In the first video below, you can meet Ernie and Erica as they briefly discuss one of their heaters. Rocket Mass Heater Fire Science Instructional Video on Rocket Mass Heaters by Ernie & Erica

Stone Construction, with and without mortar: build stone walls, houses, barns fireplaces, entryways, bridges, seats, steps, walls, waterfalls, or a stone barbecue. Stone HouseA Guide to Self-Building with Slipforms by Tomm Stanley Born and raised in the USA, author Tomm Stanley hopped around the world working in Antarctica, Australia, southeast Asia and New Zealand, where he found a partner and settled down. Tomm and Sabrina had lots of rocks available on their land, and so slipforming was the obvious choice for building their dream home. The slipforming method they used is largely to early slipforming methods used in North America, with one significant improvement: Instead of wire ties to hold the forms together, Stanley ran threaded rod through plastic sleeves, and used wingnuts on the outside of the forms to tighten the forms. This book is most appropriate for builders in mild climates since Stanley used only the thermal mass of the walls to moderate hot and cold temperature extremes, much like adobe houses in the southwest. The author uses both Imperial and metric measurements in the book, which makes it useful to readers anywhere.

Bekijk onderwerp - Rocket stove ontwikkeling Met dank aan Gandalf voor het terugvinden van de tekst na de servercrash van 24 juni 2011. Berichttitel: Rocket stove ontwikkelingGeplaatst: di jun 14 13:42:49 Na de cycloon avonturen had ik me voorgenomen om een oud idee uit te werken. Ook weer in een oude Nederlandse vuilnisbak met een 60 liter olievat er op bij wijze van bell om de geproduceerde hitte op de vangen. Bronnen in de U.S.A. zeggen dat het lastig is om een kleine rocket goed te laten werken. Op de een of andere manier werkt een 150 mm systeem niet altijd goed, het wordt pas leuk als het groter wordt. Het zal wel weer te maken hebben met gelaagdheid, in de heatriser dit maal. Verder heb ik het testbed naar binnen verhuisd en aan de bestaande schoorsteen aangesloten. Om kort te gaan, de constructie is eenvoudig. De metingen waren aanvankelijk geen verrassing: de verwachting was dat het ding een heel onrustige grafiek op zou leveren en dat deed het ook. Voorlopig heb ik nog wel wat te doen! peterberg schreef: Dutch John schreef:

Chicken Coop Plans, Free Chicken Coop Plans You can build this hen house with these free chicken coop plans. It is easy to do. All you need is some rough cut lumber, a hammer, nails, and a circular saw. You can even build one with regular dimensional lumber from your local lumber yard. I built one like this for my chickens last fall. Before we get into the free chicken coop plans, let me show you how you can Download a detailed 4x4 Chicken Coop plan in .pdf form below for just $5! ....or continue to scroll and see the free plans further down on this page. The downloadable plans are a newer better built chicken coop with less materials and is lighter in weight. Now let's continue with those Free Chicken Coop Plans... I have found that with this free chicken coop plans design it is easy to gather the eggs, feed, and water my chickens. To see any of the illustrations on this page in larger more detailed use this gallery and expand it to full screen. Posts and Joists Space your landscape blocks 4' apart at two 6' intervals. Floor Rafters

Shop - These as-built drawings don't come with any official warranty or license. But they do come with our personal guarantee that they are based on proven products: each example has performed to their owner's satisfaction for at least 1 year, including a full heating season. Any improvements or modifications made during that year are documented. Purchasers make their own decisions about the suitability for any particular purpose, or may consult a licensed building professional for informed local advice. Bonny Convection Bench: Rocket Mass Heater, 8 inch ducting, with air channels over hardwood floor. This large system heats a 3-story, multi-family house in redwood country. Cabin 8" RMHeaterThis compact layout takes up less than 4' x 9' total footprint, yet stores a lot of heat. Daybed 6" RMHeater: a compact heater for occasional-use spaces (the original heats a 120-sf detached guest room, as a built-in twin bed). The "baby book" for important project records. 4 titles make up the set: Books:

A non-commercial service in support of responsible home heating with wood - Good Firewood The key to successful wood burning Whether you burn wood in a fireplace, stove or furnace, good quality firewood is the key to convenience, efficiency and safety. Wet wood and pieces that are not the right size and shape for your wood burner can be frustrating, burn inefficiently and deposit creosote that can fuel a dangerous chimney fire. Good planning, seasoning and storage of the firewood supply are essential to successful wood burning. Measuring firewood quantity and comparing prices The first challenge in buying firewood is to measure quantity so you can compare prices. As a result, many dealers sell fractions of cords, often called “face cords”, “stove cords” or “furnace cords”, which are piles of wood 4 feet high and 8 feet long and as wide as the length of the individual pieces, usually between 12 and 20 inches. The price of firewood sold in fractions of cords can be compared by calculating the volume of wood sold as a unit and comparing its cost per full cord. Piece Length

Hempcrete Can Change The Way We Build Everything CNN report on eco friendly sustainable hemp house built in Asheville, NC. Benefits include carbon negative construction, breathability, and reduced cost of heating and cooling. Imagine you had a building material that was energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire. The material may even have a higher R-value, or thermal resistance, than concrete, a claim that is still being investigated. The only problem? The base of the Hempcrete creation is hemp, which comes from the cannabis sativa plant -- the same one that produces marijuana, which is a federally banned substance. Still, the Hempcrete mixture of hemp, lime and water is being used to some extent for construction jobs across America. Throughout Europe, the use of hemp for construction purposes has spread across many countries. Seeing Hempcrete as a more efficient and sustainable building material has led to some dubbing it as a gateway product. Source: Huffington Post Related: