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tundra

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UAF Cooperative Extension is putting on a workshop on both passive solar heat and rocket stove construction.

Saturday September 28 at 8 am to 12:15 pm - participants will build their own solar backpack oven and learn about solar energy for cooking, hot water, and heating. Jim Scott, retired electronic design engineer, who has experience with solar design, will be joined by Extension Energy Specialist Art Nash

Saturday September 28 at 12:30 to 5:30 pm - This workshop will cover theory, design considerations, materials and construction, and use of rocket stoves. Emphasis on burning inexpensive and salvaged local materials. Participants will assemble heater components. The workshop will be led by Lasse Holmes, Gary Currington, and Jim Scott.

Both will be held at the Tanana District Office, 724 27th Ave. Suite 2 & 3. Cost is $30 each or $50 for both. For more info call Carmen at 474-5854.

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Alaska Rose

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That sounds interesting.  Wonder if they could use several 5 gallon kersosene cans to construct the rocket stoves out of? 
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tundra

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I think you can use anything for the piping because it has a coating of mortar on the outside. I have never looked that hard at rocket stove construction, but what I have seen in the new pioneer and mother earth news shows them made out of salvaged materials. Some how I ended up on the mailing list for the Coop Extension so I figured I would just pass on the info. I did go to one of their alternative energy seminars and if had some good info, along with introductions to knowledgeable locals that you can bounce ideas off of. I know their food preservation classes are great, and even though I've been canning for years I still learn something new. Still haven't decided if I can afford to go to this one, back still jacked up & not working, lawyers are in it now & that is never good.
Alaska Rose

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All I have ever seen is using 6" stovepipe and elbow inside a 5 gallon bucket (metal) with a piece of the metal cut and bent to use as air intake under the wood pieces put in the elbow section sticking out the sides.  Using ashes or sand to hiold the stovepipe in place.
I've pretty much been canning since I was around 10.  So 60 some years.  That's why I felt qualified to write a book on how to do all that stuff, lol.

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rayblank

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Due to the heat produced, I am using a hot water tank with a 1/4 inch plate welded to the end. I don't want to have to take the thing apart if the top develops a hole. I wish I could find some cinders. Willow doesn't have many volcanoes.
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Alaska Rose

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Why not use ashes?  They are fairly lightweight and won't burn again. Sounds like you are building a regular stove. 
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rayblank

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No, I am building a rocket stove but want the top flat and thick. I like the ash idea. I had a rocket stove site bookmarked but lost all my bookmarks when I upgraded my virus thingy. I don't remember how to build the heat exchanger end. It may need angle iron to tie into the metal tube.
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Alaska Rose

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So it will be more of a rocket thermal mass heater?
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rayblank

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Absolutely. I will be burning a large pile of wood soon for the ashes. I think there is a link somewhere on this forum for pictures.
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