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Mon Nov 14 16:57:56 PST 2005
Rocket Stove Heated Bench Workshop November 12 & 13 and 19 & 20, 2005 Description of workshop: Over two weekends, a mass stove will be made with simple materials. It will burn wood and heat a sitting/sleeping bench in a 20x30 pole barn workshop. A very efficient system. Fee: The workshop is free for those who are part of the planning and organizing process. For the other participants, we are asking a one time fee of $25. For this one price you can come any of the 4 days. Discount: $20 each for 2 or more people! Fees are due one week before the workshop to help us plan. If you have time, send checks to Deanne Bednar, P.O. Box 733, Oxford, MI 48471 Tentative Schedule We intend to build the "core" part on the first Saturday, perhaps finishing enough on Sunday in order to do a trial burn before we install the "heat mass" part. The heat mass part on the stove is perhaps the simpler part, and will be done probably mostly the second weekend. The second weekend we could do a simple mock-up of part of a rocket. To learn how to build, the first weekend should be more helpful. Participants will be expected to help out with preparation and clean up in relation to the building project and meals. (It will be fun because we are all together!) Below is our first weekend schedule, to be continued the second weekend. 1. Finalize stove/bench layout (Friday pm, to Sat. am) Simultaneous: Burn paint off drums (Fri pm) 2. Layout stove on Floor (Sat am) 3. Prepare floor as needed (e.g. drain holes) (Sat am) Simultaneous to #2 and #3 above: ( all Sat am, to pm) - Finish prep on metal barrels - Build test rocket "J" (outside to burn)- no mortar - Prepare clay slips: for mortar, and perlite binder - Prepare cob for base perimeter and later heat mass for bench - Mix up perlite w/slip for bench base, also heat riser insulation 4. Prepare Rocket base: a. combustion area, and bench area (Sat pm) 5. Assemble "J" combustion chamber, w/mortar (Sat pm) Simultaneous: assemble flue duct in proposed layout 6. Assemble base for insulation collar and 55 gal barrel (Sat pm) 7. Assemble heat riser insulation collar, set 55 gal drum (Sat pm) WE GOT THIS FAR THE FIRST WEEKEND 8. Assemble plenum connector: 55 gal drum to flue (Sat pm to Sun am) Simultaneous: cob around feed tube, prepare for small barrel mounting 9. Test burn (Sun noonish) 10. Revise as needed, then begin cobbing on bench. Include clean out locations. (Sun pm) When to arrive: Some folks are coming in on Friday night around 7 or later. The workshop will begin at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday, so plan to arrive around 9:30 am. There will be coffee and tea available. What to bring: Bring food to share. We can prepare meals together. You might bring vegetables, canned or refried beans, pita bread, salads, fruits, your favorite beverages, teas, coffee, milk/cream, granola, peanut butter, jam, snacky things and/or anything you have around the house. We will make it all work out. (Hey, feel free to bring some toilet paper while you are at it!) We could use some butter, cheese, soy milk, coffee especially. Bring warm work clothes. Layers are best. We will be inside and outside, so you will want to stay warm. Perhaps gloves (leather and rubber). Hats, rain gear? Sleeping arrangements: If staying overnight, bring a Sleeping bag (or blankets), pillow and mattress if you have one, towel and personal items. There is a lot of indoor space and a few beds, 2 cots and couches. We will make sleeping arrangements work out for all. Bring your own tent/ flashlight etc.if you want to sleep outdoors. Lots of room indoors and out. Bathrooms: There are 3 full bathrooms with showers and tubs, and of course toilets! Please bring your own towels and such for cleaning up if you are staying overnight. Building Materials: All materials will be provided for the Rocket Stove, but please feel free to bring your own labeled with your name (masking tape?) before you arrive! Also, consider whether you can provide the following items that are needed. (We will be discussing these at the Nov 5 meeting) For a complete list of materials and tools needed for this workshop please see the spreadsheet attached to this email. The list is also posted on our Yahoo group website here: _http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/sPVwQ67s6JyzuMQciyvJiuB4bHxZz1YHP4F47YDTnGPGsYxI 8LK2whqg-sSMyKnfHr-atmP7cyVDLPyiIJrEQhudGlq4HSs/Rocket%20Stove%20Workshop/Rock et_Stove_Bench_Materials_List_1_.xls_ (http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/sPVwQ67s6JyzuMQciyvJiuB4bHxZz1YHP4F47YDTnGPGsYxI8LK2whqg-sSMyKnfHr-atmP7cyVDLPyiIJrEQhud Glq4HSs/Rocket%20Stove%20Workshop/Rocket_Stove_Bench_Materials_List_1_.xls) That looks bulky but all you’d have to do is either click on that mess of text or copy and paste it into your browser and it will let you download a copy of the list. If you cannot open Excel files please e-mail me (_crashpix at yahoo.com_ (mailto:crashpix at yahoo.com) ) and I'll send you a text version. It will not look very pretty at all Resources: The book "Rocket Stoves ~ A Revolution in Wood will be available for $15 at the workshop. Or you can order it yourself: _http://www.cobcottage.com/node/113_ (http://www.cobcottage.com/node/113) , _www.amazon.com_ (http://www.amazon.com) Background information: The purpose of the rocket stove is to provide heat a 20x30 workshop, providing a cozy place to work and sleep, with a secondary goal of cooking or warming food. The workshop is a pole barn with an un-insulated concrete slab. The walls have fiberglass insulation. However, there are a lot of windows on the east, west and north, but none at all on the south. The workshop has a propane wall heater, water and electricity. Workshop leaders: Dave Sebolt, a green architect and licensed builder from the Ann Arbor, MI area, having rocket stove experience with Chris Reinhart in Indiana. Deanne Bednar, illustrator of The Hand-Sculpted House Book & The Natural Plaster Book, and coordinator of the Strawbale Studio Natural Building Project, a sculptural thatched-roof structure with earthen-plastered strawbale wall construction. Who will be attending? In attendance will be folks who are interested in Natural Building & Community, who have begun to meet occasionally in the Ann Arbor area. Others in attendance will be folks who hope to build their own natural home at some point, and those who are just plain curious about energy-efficient, natural options to cooking and keeping warm! Directions to the Strawbale Studio 2691 Noble Rd. Oxford, MI 248 628 1887 >From Ann Arbor: Take US 23 north (pass 96 and pass 59) By the Flint area, take 69 North (Lapeer/Port Huron) Exit and proceed about 20 miles eastward to exit 155 (Lapeer/Pontiac). Turn right, onto Lapeer Rd/ M24 and go about 14 miles south to the city of Oxford. At the 2nd light, in the middle of town, turn left on Burdick Rd. (called Lakeville on your way back home). ** Go 4 miles east on Burdick to Lake George Rd. Turn left and go 2 miles North to Noble Rd. To find Noble look for a horse farm on the right with a black fence, beige barn, and then a blue house on the corner. Turn left on Noble and go 1/2 mile west to 2691 Noble Rd. (black Mail box, located at the top of the second little hill). Turn left into 2691 and follow the lane to the parking by the main house, or park in the first meadow and walk up to the house and check in. The Red Pole Barn Workshop is beyond the main house to the right, and the Strawbale Studio to the left. Honk if you can't find anyone! >From Lansing or Flint, From Lansing or Flint - follow the directions above, using route 69. >From Detroit/ Windsor take I 75 North past Pontiac and M 59 to Exit 81 (M 24/Lapeer Rd/Lake Orion/The Palace). Take M 24 North past the Palace, through the city of Lake Orion, and into the city of Oxford. Turn right on Burdick Rd. Follow directions from ** above. >From Port Huron take 69 West to exit 155 by Lapeer, and follow directions for Ann Arbor. 69. >From Rochester, come north on Rochester Road all the way into to the village of Lakeville, where Rochester Rd. dead ends into Lakeville Rd. Turn left at the light onto Lakeville Rd. and go about 3 miles east to Lake George Rd. Turn right on Lake. George Rd, go 2 miles N to Noble Rd. Turn left and go 1/2 mile to 2691 Noble. (See above for details).
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