To understand better, here is a little detailed illustration of the Rocket Stove composition (clic to enlarge) :
To sum up, it is a mass stove with a semi open firebox composed of :
It is the insulation that is responsible of the excellent wood conbustion. This combustion being complete, there is very few smokes.
On a side note : the Rocket Stove takes its name after the sound it makes during combustion, which sounds like a rocket.
In 5 shock-arguments:
The Rocket Stove can be entirely auto-build out of salvage, or inexpensive :
Well, look at the illustration above :) !
There are still few things to know :
Roll a copper wire up around the heating column and connect it to the water tank.
Click here for an excellent illustrated example.
The realization of a Rocket Stove is quite easy but we advice you to check few examples first.
Here are some video examples :
|Name||Type of facility||Environment||Country||Swap?|
|Escape 3 Points - Paradise in Ghana||Hotels & guest houses||rural, mer, zone-chaude||Ghana||Yes|
|Escape 3 Points - Paradise in Ghana||Hôtels et chambres d'hôtes||rural, mer, zone-chaude||Ghana||Yes|
|Escape 3 Points - Paraíso en Ghana||Hoteles y habitaciones||rural, mer, zone-chaude||Ghana||Yes|
The Rocket Stove is traditionnaly used as a heating system but it can also :
Furthermore, it is auto-build, that means (almost) everything is possible in terms of shape so it fits better in its environment.
|Hemp insulation||Construction and Lay out, Energy|
|Butterflies sanctuary||Construction and Lay out, Heritage and Biodiversity, Travellers Awareness|
|A green roof hut||Construction and Lay out|
|Rammed earth / adobe construction||Construction and Lay out|