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Winiarski Rocket Stoves

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Rocket Stoves

Rocket Stoveshave been used for generations but are constantly being improved – even a teenager in Ireland made such good improvements that he won a major Science Award Irish Young Scientist of the Year Awards.

The principle works by super-insulating the surrounds to an L-shaped pipe where small twigs and chips of wood are fed into the lower-shorter end of the pipe. These burn with the hole being semi-covered to provide good air control and the material gasifies in the longer portion. The result is a veritable rocket-type exhaust at the top of the pipe (if the insulation is right). I’ve seen 2 liters of water boil in less than 2 mins on tiny (dry) twigs and slivers of wood.
Winiarski developed the concept in
the early 1980s creating a stove that cleaned up combustion and improved heat transfer
efficiency.
More on Winarski
How Texans do it; U-Tube video/s
Seriously evolved ‘rocket stoves’; http://www.richsoil.com/rocket-stove-mass-heater.jsp
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About pfiddle

Fiddle teacher - mostly Irish trad. Fiddle, mandolin and concertina. Eco-warrior, won E.U. Green Flower Award for Eco Accommodation. Also Irish (Gold) GHA. Green Hospitality Award. Mad keen on self-build - especially straw-bale and cob. 55 with a full head of (slightly) graying hair. No tattoos or piercings. Fond of animals - but legally so. Fond of food - I eat nothing else. Vegetarian by choice, Irish by the grace of birth, Munster by force of (rugby) arms.

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