Space Shuttle Rocket Stove :)

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This is my heavy rocket stove, its name is space shuttle because of the color :)
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jongscx11 months ago
I see your Shuttle and raise you the Obelisk!!! :-D

I need to insulate the riser tube, it's only been run in the cold, but I have some fiberglass matting that should do the job.
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msel (author)  jongscx11 months ago
I think you should do its little friend Asterix :))
Nice job extraordinary desing.
CementTruck msel4 months ago
mekennedy13135 months ago
Like the J-tube model vs the L-tube. It is self feeding.
TheYacov7 months ago
What do you use as a fire source?
msel (author)  TheYacov7 months ago
little piece of wood
stoobers10 months ago
Hello, this is a nice looking device. I haven't seen one yet that is square - it looks much easier to make than a round one.
Do you think it matters if you insulate it at all? What if you don't even have the outer steel body, just the smoke tube? How much heat do you think it would lose with no insulation and no outer body?
Those are good looking welds. They must have taken a long time.
Also, what are the little flanges on the sides for? Are they to mount it somewhere?
msel (author)  stoobers10 months ago
Thank you
Yes much easier than round one and practical, there isnt any insulation matter. İf you dont use outer steel body it cools very fast, in this way like a oven, cooling takes very long time. İt took my one day, its a delicate workmanship, if you want to by bending the outer steel body you can make without much weld. Flanges are for handling.
blkhawk11 months ago
Great project! Very well documented. Instead of dirt it has been recommended the use of perlite or vermiculite to insulate the combustion chamber of a rocket stove. Also you need to drill some holes on top of your stove to allow trapped air to escape when you are burning in your stove.
klincecum blkhawk10 months ago
Any "air" trapped between the walls won't be a problem. The air won't expand enough to make a difference. Any trapped moisture (water), however could very much be a problem. The author should drill a small hole just to be safe.
mycroftxxx blkhawk11 months ago
The slats of metal atop the stove will hold any cooking surface away from the top, allowing hot air to escape. Rocket stoves that have as little as a one-inch gap around a pot work fine. (Imagine a taller stove, made from adobe or the like, with a giant pot-shaped hole in the top for a chimney. You can lower a pot down into the chimney and get lots of heat transference between the exhaust and the pot for more efficient cooking. Combined with a hay-box cooker, you can prepare meals with very little food or air pollution.)
joen mycroftxxx11 months ago
I could be wrong about your reply but the hot air that blkhawk was talking about is the air trapped between the walls of the burn chamber where the dirt is, There could be enough air between the grains and bits of dirt that when it gets hot could burst open the stove. If the dirt is packed hard enough it may not matter but for the sake of safety you want that stove to "breath".
After you have learned to use your stove every day the way I do, you will be amazed at how little soot is left on your pots and kettles that you use on your stove.
Well done.
blkhawk joen11 months ago
Thank you! That is precisely what I tried to say. I am concerned of hot expanding air bursting the whole thing open. There is a good chance of an accident happening since the dirt will also expand with heat. One or two relief holes should do the job.
msel (author)  blkhawk11 months ago
Thank you for your comment, I have wanted to use perlite but I didnt find in my neigbourhood, in any case dirt as good as perlite so very late warming and cooling :)
garyburchfield10 months ago
I like the design. But I didn't see the ash tray being built and purpose of its use.
msel (author)  garyburchfield10 months ago
Thank you, you can see the ashtray on step two, purpose of it collect the ash in bottom side, and seperating wood also providing air circulation.
Stone_UFO11 months ago
Nice build
rimar200011 months ago
Very good work.
msel (author)  rimar200011 months ago
Thank you :)

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