Skip to comments.My Rocket Stove
Posted on 09/20/2012 8:41:22 PM PDT by rw4site
For the past month I have been gathering materials for a rocket stove I wanted to build. I completed and first used it Tuesday Sept. 18. The total cost was less than fifty dollars. Most of that was for the insulation.
The photos are posted on facebook and each photo has a notes describing it.
For the Preparedness list.
I hope the link works.
Pegged the thermometer!
Link works if you copy and paste into browser. Thanks!
A rib eye at 700 deg for just a few minutes would be brilliant.
“Fire make meat good”
Did you do a countdown before igniting it?
I have lots of standing dead mesquite trees in our pasture. I prefer to dig pit, make coals, cook in cast iron pots. Dutch Oven Biscuits are the BEST!!!
I hope to get the grill and fuel tray this weekend. I had planned to bake biscuits in a dutch oven for my first project. I’m planning to do quite a bit of cooking with it. I’m thinking of making the grill adjustable for height so I can regulate the temperature. I’ve got a lot of learning and experimenting to do.
Any suggestions on controlling the temperature from any one will be appreciated.
The net is full of various types and style plans to work from.
Damn! I forgot to countdown, but I swear I heard a slight roar like an afterburner. With my hearing loss it could have been my imagination.
Please excuse the self-ping so that I can study with a faster internet connx.
Here some links to my own stove:
I would assume you need a way to control the oxygen getting to the flame....maybe a vent hole or two in the pipe? Maybe a door on the combustion chamber that has vents you can open and close to control the fuel air mix?
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Thanks, rw4site. I love to learn about projects like that. Bookmarked!
I have been playing with these for over a year now. See “everything nice stove”. The dimensions seem scalable. I use stove pipe for stoves 8 to 10 inch diameter and two feet high! That one makes a real noise. Shoots a flame two feet high.
A big benefit from rocket stoves is they require less fuel. Which means less work to collect the fuel. Although your way is a lot more flexible with cooking.
Another “collapse” benefit is that they produce little to no smoke, thus attracting less attention.
familyop, enjoyed your posts. Lots of truth in your words. I thank you for the compliment also. You were extremely kind. Please, ping me anytime. I miss so much, on the board these days due to availability of the magic of time, which does distress me, the missing things which are important information wise. Thanks so much, and may you and yours stay warm this coming winter. I will look forward to your pings, should you ping me.
These stoves really get hot and I would not use aluminum cookware but steel or stainless steel.
It also looks like a good design for smelting lead.
Good job looks very nice. I was planning to do this with coffee cans, but i like the idea of a larger drum.
Kart, I have added the final three photos to the project and posted them to Google so that non facebook members also can see them.
Would you hit the ping list with this update? Thanks.
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