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    Cinderblock Rocket Stove

    The "4 Block" Rocket Stove!
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 11:04 PM

A great video showing you how to make a very inexpensive and highly functional rocket stove with cinderblocks.


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  • Sun, Nov 17, 2013 - 6:26am

    Dan Robinson

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    Cinderblock Rocket Stove

    Good idea, but I wonder if it will last for more than one use. Also, three blocks would be enough, if you put the wood in the bottom hole.

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  • Sun, Nov 17, 2013 - 8:00am


    Dutch John

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    Add two more blocks on top and the draw improves exponentially. But like Dan already wrote, it won't last very long: it will crumble due to the heat. Fire brick and clay mortar builds a more durable and efficient rocket stove and does not cost more. Latest improvements on rocket stove technology even allow a closed fire chamber for indoor use.

    To the DIY wood stove people: try to add a heat riser in a conventional wood burner. Emission numbers will go down a lot. No smell outside anymore. A rocket heat riser combines the three T's of good combustion: temperature, turbulence and time. It's not rocket science…..

    Regards, DJ

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  • Sun, Nov 17, 2013 - 11:48am



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    No rocket scientist

    While I confess to having very little knowledge about the science of rocket stoves I thought this was a cool use of materials many of us have hanging around.  For a short term emergency, where there were little combustible materials, or a lack of space to burn, if seems like a quick low tech way to be able to cook and make hot water.


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  • Mon, Nov 18, 2013 - 12:28am



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    Where to obtain ..

    Were do you obtain the "H" block at?  I have the other type of cinder blocks in storage. Thanks

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