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Simple Rocket Stove

Posted by Keith Levy, whose brilliant home on wheels (The Flying Tortoise) is featured in Builders of the Pacific Coast, link sent us by Mike W: http://bit.ly/W69BkS

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wouldnt this simple Rocket Stove, as pictured above,
be Better/Cheaper/Safer/More Efficient than the one demostrated in this
link?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21046513

A.J. said...

Well, a nice gasifier like what's shown in that video probably runs more cleanly and reliably than your average rocket unit. Also depends on your skill and fuel quality. But yeah, the performance difference is probably negligible, and a rocket stove is cheap and can be made by any garbage picker the world over, even a bum like me! NGOs gotta stop making expensive metal gadgets that are worth more to poor people as scrap than for their intended use.

Anonymous said...

A.J.,
thank you... Dont know much about these things, but the one above sure looked better/cheaper/easier to me. I agree with your comments about NGO. What struck me about the NGO stove, is the woman had to pull it out, to put the sticks/fuel in. This seems very unsafe to me. Rocket stove above seems safer.

Also, from time to time have read about these rocket type stoves, and from what i recal, they all use very little fuel/sticks.

you called the one in video a gasifier..did you mean it runs on gas? I saw the woman pull it out and put sticks in.

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