Rocket stoves are a clean way to make heated air. The heated air can be used for pretty much what ever you want to heat. Here are 10 different rocket stove builds. You can make them super simple with brinks or if you know welding you can make them more sturdy. You can also make the out of concrete or clay. The possibilities are pretty much endless.
The nice thing about rocket stoves is that the way the work is super efficient and clean. They don’t take logs like a wood burning stove, rocket stoves burn little stuff like twigs and and scrap wood. They burn the fuel and then the burn the combustibles like creosote so that what comes out is almost always smokeless.
According to Permaculture Principals, ” The main difference between a normal fireplace or woodstove and a rocket stove is that rocket combustion is close to complete. When wood is burned it releases volatile compounds that we recognize as smoke or soot or creosote. In a rocket stove these compounds are sucked into the insulated and very hot ‘burn tunnel’ of the unit where they combust, releasing even more heat energy to drive the rocket process, unlike a normal fire where they are blown out the chimney. This distinctive sucking of the flames down into the burn tunnel, and the resultant ‘roar’ is what gives rocket stoves their name.”
So it makes sense that almost everyone would want one. While you can buy them in all price ranges, this post will provide you with tutorials to build 10 different rocket stoves yourself. Some folks even use them to heat their homes. When used this way they are made bigger and have something as a radiator. These are called mass heaters and you can find diy builds for them as well. you can read about them here.
Camping Rocket Stove….. http://www.instructables.com/id/Camping-Rocket-Stove/
DIY Camp Stove…. https://www.skiptomylou.org/diy-camp-stove/
Fabricating a Heavy-Duty Rocket Stove…… http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabricating-a-Heavy-Duty-Rocket-Stove/
The “4 Block” Rocket Stove
Rocket Grill…. http://www.instructables.com/id/Rocket-Grill/
Brick Wide Rocket Stove…… http://www.instructables.com/id/Brick-Wide-Rocket-Stove/
DIY Rocket Stove from concrete…… http://www.thepetiteplantation.com/2017/03/diy-rocket-stove.html
Rocket Stove firing up, this one has no tutorial but shows how a potter made this one and even put mosaic tiles on it. Notice the rests for the pan, I think you could make those if you did the concrete in the bucket stove. http://meliors.blogspot.com/2012/12/rocket-stove-firing-up.html
DUAL BURNER” Rocket Stove made with 6 blocks.
Simple DIY rocket stove producing hot water/food and charcoal