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[Cob] straw bale wall/rocket stoveShannon Dealy dealy at deatech.com
Fri Feb 13 00:42:52 PST 2009
This message is in MIME format. The first part should be readable text, while the remaining parts are likely unreadable without MIME-aware tools. --8323328-1877602904-1234514572=:7600 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: QUOTED-PRINTABLE On Thu, 12 Feb 2009, Katherine K Hebenstreit wrote: > I recall reading somewhere that a rocket stove started a fire in the=20 > straw-bale wall of the home.=A0=A0 It smoldered slowly.=A0 As I recall it= was=20 > from such a bench. > > http://www.potkettleblack.com/natbild/fire.html [snip] The above is a cob fireplace, not a rocket stove, and as I noted=20 previously (though possibly not that clearly), properly designed and=20 built, the bench of a rocket stove isn't going to get hot enough to start= =20 a fire in the wall behind it, it really shouldn't ever reach a temperature= =20 of 100 degress F (you're firing it to long or to often if it does). Of=20 course if it's not done properly, or you insist on trying to see how hot=20 you can get the bench by continuously stoking the fire, then all bets are= =20 off. FWIW, Shannon C. Dealy | DeaTech Research Inc. dealy at deatech.com | - Custom Software Development - Phone: (800) 467-5820 | - Natural Building Instruction - or: (541) 929-4089 | www.deatech.com --8323328-1877602904-1234514572=:7600--
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