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Fabricating a Heavy-Duty Rocket Stove

Fabricating a Heavy-Duty Rocket Stove
Rocket stoves are small efficient stoves that can produce a hot flame with only a few small pieces of wood. The reason it is called a rocket stove is because when wood is added to the fire the flames create an internal draft. As the draft is created, the fire begins to produce a jet of fire coming through the stove pipe. The stove flame eventually becomes so hot that it produces very little smoke. The stove should be able to produce a hot continuous flame that will lick the bottom surface of a pot or pan placed on top of the stove. These stoves were created out of necessity in third world countries to cook small meals and have recently become more popular as a do-it-yourself camping stove.

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