Nowhere is rocket mass heater technology more succinctly explained. Having launched thousands of rockets, the new 3rd edition includes revised drawings, the lessons of an additional decade of experience, and 25 pages of new case studies from seven folks who share invaluable experience and modifications.
Drawings, descriptions and photos provide clarity, especially on the brick work. New case studies and color photos will inspire new 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
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