Rocket Mass Heaters: Superefficient Woodstoves YOU Can Build

Newly published 3rd Edition!
The "cult" classic on how to build an efficient woodstove with recycled materials for $100. Recently revised with excellent case studies from experienced experimenters. A must for understanding the rocket mass heater concept.



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The new 3rd edition of this popular book was recently released (January 2014).  Along with revised drawings and observations from an additional decade of experience,  this edition includes a new 25-page case study  section which features contributions from 7 additional authors who recount their own invaluable experiences and modifications.  While there’s a lot of information on the web, no where is rocket mass heater technology more succinctly explained!

Rocket Mass Heaters is about how to build one kind of wood-burning stove… but it also has a lot to teach to the aspiring fire scientist as well as natural builder.  The book includes drawings, descriptions and photos, which provide greater clarity, especially on the brick work, which can be baffling until you actually do it. New case studies and color photos will get you thinking about possibilities; Troubleshooting and Question-and-Answers have been expanded.

From the author’s Introduction:

“Here is a superefficient wood fired heater you can build for yourself in a weekend for less than a hundred dollars. This book explains in detail exactly how to build one, then how to use it in a range of applications.

We discuss materials: where to find them, what to pay and how to make use of found and recycled parts. The section on fire and fuels is thorough but simple; we tried to keep away from numbers wherever possible.

There are success stories, case studies, references and where to find further information, all heavily illustrated. Home heating can be expensive both in capital equipment and in running costs. If we heat by gas, oil or electricity we are supporting a big corporation and impoverishing ourselves.

The new woodstoves are no longer craftsman-made locally. When we buy them, we are paying a distant corporation which sometimes ships them in from Europe. Wood for heating usually supports the local economy and it is completely renewable energy.

By building an extra efficient heating system you will be one more big step off the treadmill and your move to self-sufficiency and true wealth. Good luck with your stove!”

— Ianto Evans

Rocket Mass Heater at CIDEP

Ianto Evans & Leslie Jackson, Ianto Evans & Leslie Jackson
Cob Cottage Company, Cob Cottage Company
3rd, 3rd
7″ x 10″, 7″ x 10″
978-0-9663738-4-4, 978-0-9663738-4-4
Page Count:
121 pages, 121 pages


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