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A rocket stove workshop

Posted by Mari Korhonen over 8 years ago

Yesterday we got together to learn how to build rocket stoves!

There's so much to read about rocket stoves but nothing is better to get you applying the technology in daily life than hands on experience! I knew someone who had been building and testing different models up to the point that their goats and chicken are now being kept warm and toasty over the Finnish winters with a rocket heater in their barn. Although, a point worth noticing is that the indoor temperatures shouldn't go above +10°C cause that would cause the goats to get sick!

The workshop was put together almost by a coincidence. In a permaculture gathering a friend said "it would be nice to learn to make rocket stoves" and  all it took was a couple of emails and the event was initiated, gathering ten people to the first known rocket stove workshop in Finland!

We familiarised with the portable outdoor kitchen stove and the "regular" rocket mass heater at the site and with a short theoretical part got into building those and a third type, "pocket rocket" that gives quick radiant heat.

A rocket stove connects well with the other elements in the barn, burning branches from the dried bundles of leaf fodder left over from feeding the goats in the winter. Burning small coppiced branches is handy when bigger logs that take decades to grow can be spared and there's less work when chopping is not needed. 

The portable barrell rocket cooker is a great fuel efficient summer kitchen and can be taken along on community events on a bicycle! When insulated well with e.g. rock wool the stove can be picked up even after 4-5 hours of full on cooking - making pancakes or frying eggs for example - and the sides aren't hot at all.

One day workshop was a great start for getting the principles of combustion and learning about designing stoves for various purposes from recycled or local materials and most importantly getting confidence to starting own experiments and applications. We learned from the mistakes made, celebrated the successes and also spent some time working indoors on our own specific design challenges that we brought with us to the workshop.

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Robin Greenwood
Robin Greenwood : Sound...but not sue what a rocket stove is, (some photos please) but this one you can cook french fries on!:

http://permacultureglobal.org/posts/633
Posted over 8 years ago

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My Permaculture Qualifications
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Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: The Channon, Australia
Date: Mar 2009
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Permaculture Internship 3 months
Type: Internship
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: PRI Australia
Date: Apr 2009
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Permaculture earthworks course
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Mulloon Creek Natural Farms, Bungendore, NSW, Australia
Date: Jun 2009
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Solar greenhouse design workshop
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Jerome Osentowski
Location: Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, Basalt, CO, USA
Date: May 2010
Other course verified
Permaculture, solar greenhouse design and forest garden workshop
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Jerome Osentowski
Location: Koroinen, Turku, Finland
Date: Oct 2010
Other course verified
Permaculture Trainer Course
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Rowe Morrow
Location: Austria
Date: Jul 2011
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RegenAG and keyline design
Type: Other
Teacher: Darren J. Doherty
Location: Vale da Lama, Portugal
Date: Nov 2011
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Holistic Management and Grazing Planning
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Kirk Gadzia
Other Teachers: Tamara Gadzia
Location: La Donaira, Spain
Date: Apr 2012
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Mushroom Cultivation
Type: Other
Teacher: Will Borowski
Location: Sydney
Date: Sep 2012

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