Heavy Duty Rocket Stove

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  1. Sheepdoggitydog

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    Just a placeholder and teaser. I hope to have the stove done this weekend, and my proper user name working. Shouldn't post pics and threads with the work phone.
     
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    My brother helping me with the heavy duty rocket stove. Still in testing and R&D stage.

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    I'm guessing this is not the backpacking version?
     
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    Yep. I can see that just slipping right into a pack, next to your refrigerator.

    This appears to be more of an exercise in stick welding and plane geometry. Nice angle work.
     
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    This is the homestead rocket stove. Cooking with twigs man.
     
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    I'm just piling on because @nathan shepherd messed with you first.

    Now back to the stove design. I have an Emberlit backpacking stove in stainless. One of the design shortcomings is that the feed cavity requires almost constant attention. As your sticks burn the heavier ends fall on the outside of the stove. Unless of course your are constantly pushing the sticks further in. Your feed ramp seems to offer a gravity fed hopper.

    Additionally, the tall stack will beget a good draw. And lastly, you've provided an excellent air intake at the bottom.

    I would say this design is nothing short of brilliant. Now can you offer it in Ti?
     
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    Lol. No titanium capabilities here. The gravity hopper seemed to work pretty good. I'm going to put it on a stand in the near future and paint it. The pot stand will be done first. The angle iron we on top was just to get it going.

    Once we have a more permanent pot stand, more testing over beers will need to be done to establish ideal stack height. It appears to be too tall for ideal/efficient heat transfer.

    I'm also flirting with the idea of welding hinged doors on the three openings. The bottom would be used for an air flow valve. The door on the hopper would be to discourage fire traveling up the hopper. The door on the stack would be to close after use. Saving any unused fuel and keeping the rain and wasps out.
     
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    How stable is it?
     
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    Very cool man, love it.
     
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    In its current configuation, not very. More work to be done.
     
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    What if you have 2-4 smaller draft tubes forming an X and maybe even two feeding channels, one for larger, one for intermediate.

    Also, if you're making a pot stand that rests on brackets/tabs, you could consider making a two piece "oven" that sits on the tabs also, with one part being the bowl of the oven and one part being the lid. The bowl of the oven could also serve as a small fire pit for off ground fire, smores, grill grate cooking, etc. all obviously dependent on stability.
     
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    I'm not sure I'm following the two piece oven concept, but I'm intrigued.

    As for the stability, I'm thinking of welding it to a small table of sorts. This way I have a way to store twigs, a poker, and have a place for the pot when not on the fire.
     
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    I'll have to draw a picture later today.
     
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    In line for production model. Truck freight to N GA?
     
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    Delivery is only available by pack mule.
     
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    If he makes it up here please include price of mule. Have been lookin for a good one.
     
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    I decided to go with an offset configuration. Increases the perceived workspace, put the 40lb rocket stove directly over the legs, and offers enough flat space to put down coals. This will now double as a Dutch oven table. Even have holes to put my poker.

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    A better place!!!!
    You've given me ideas to pester my father in law to teach me to weld on. He's gonna regret telling me he picked up a welding machine.
     
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    oh that is just awesome man!
     

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