05 Mar '12, 9am

Rocket Mass Stove Burns Tiny Amounts of Wood, Heats for Well Over 12 Hours

Rocket Mass Stove Burns Tiny Amounts of Wood, Heats for Well Over 12 Hours

Paul Wheaton /Video screen capture From ingenious strategies to cut your heating bill in half to video instructions on how to kill a chicken , Paul Wheaton has produced some wonderful video resources on the lower-tech end of simple green living. But his videos on rocket mass heaters have stood out as excellent examples of how simple technologies can not just match high-tech options, but actually beat them. This latest conversation with rocket stove experts Ernie and Erica Wiesner is no exception. Paul Wheaton /Video screen capture Showing off their latest creation one afternoon, a stone and cob rocket mass heater/bench, the Wiesner's explain that they have not lit a fire since the previous evening, and yet the room (and the bench!) are still toasty warm despite a bitterly cold day outside. The reasons for this are pretty simple—rocket stoves are designed to optimize burnin...

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