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FPS combines my passion for hunting and wildlife conservation with the overall need for self sufficiency.
Notice the two screws inside that are used to hold the stove pipe to the elbow. The sheet metal can rest on those screws perfectly.
The vermiculite is a great insulator and will help keep the fire so hot that even the smoke will be consumed and turned into heat.
The term "rocket stove" is used because the draft is so intense in the combustion chamber that the roaring fire sounds like a rocket taking off. Time...
By cutting wings in the end of the shovel and bending it over I created a reverse scoop for pulling the ashes out of the combustion chamber.
Cut the tops and bottoms out of three #10 cans and split down the middle. These pieces will make an adjustable skirt that can wrap around just about a...
Shadow says, "Anything that hits the ground is mine."
Mmmmm.... charbroiled :)
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Beware if you try to cut enameled pipe with a grinder it can flake of shards of glass, watch your eyes and face.
Can I convert this to be an indoor heater for my two room cabin? I'm in dire need of a heat source before winter.
You'll need a stove pipe to carry the fumes out of the cabin, otherwise you may get carbon monoxide poisining. Also you'll need ideally some double skinned insulated flue section to go through the roof or wall, so you don't set the roof/wall on fire.If you really can't get hold of that then you need a biggish - 2 foot across - piece of sheet metal steel... get a hole cut in the exact sie of the stove pipe and put through that. could be a bit tricky if the pipe is going through at an angle so you want it to go through at right angles - 90 degrees. Also you want concrete slabs (eg patio slabs) to set the stove on so you don't set the floor on fire. Also slabs behind the stove to stop it setting the wall on fire. Hope this isn't all too obvious.
bit of sheet metal on the wall behind the stove might help if you can't get slabs. If you get big water containers and fill em and set FAIRLY close to the fire thay act as heat stores and take the edge off the cold in the morning.
Beautiful job, and well described. I particularly like the way it's really stable due to the trash can, as so many rocket stoves are a bit wobby, esp when they have pans on.
Just one idea though. If you could find a piece of sheet metal big enough, I'd be tempted to cover the whole top (apart from the flue obv) so you don't get fat and dirt and rain getting in while in use, which could reduce the insulation of the thermalite.
Apart from that, fantastic. Someoe should go into production making rocket stoves for indoors - would save shedloads of woodfuel - and chopping!! :)
.....and maybe a piece of tree branch made into a 'cork' for the inlet to stop the creatures getting inside and nesting. :)
What is the purpose of the outer chimney tube if there's vermiculite inside it and outside of it? I don't understand what would be different if you just eliminated the outer tube and had the inner tube, vermiculite and the can.
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