Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Building a Rocket Mass Heater

The rocket mass heater is up and running and it's quite the inferno!  It will be quite interesting to add some enhancements to it in the future.  I'm hoping to cover the entire unit and pump the heat under the floor to increase the thermal mass.  And, make it so it can burn either wood or pellets!


Anonymous said...

What happens to the condensate ? where does it go ? will your exauxt and buried piping all corrode ?

Web4Deb said...

Some of it comes out, some stays in. Eventually the pipe will rust. It's why I buried it in sand so I could dig it out and replace it someday.

Anonymous said...

Id be worried about the pipe getting crushed when walking or placing heavy objects on it.
Hope it all works out for you :)