2016 MHA Annual Meeting
Rocket Cook Stove / Heater with Max Edleson
Rocket cookstove with blind heated bench, designed by Max Edleson.
Max designed and fabricated the custom steel cooktop. You can buy plans for the cooktop here.
Downdrafting firebox is on the left. Updrafting heat riser is on the right.
Bench uses hollow structural clay tiles. The channels in the tiles are repurposed as heat exchange channels.
A plenum at the end connects the supply with the return.
Chimney is at the rear right of the stove body.
The two channels at the front of the bench are the supply side, and the rear two are the return side.
Notice the steel bypass damper in the chimney, just below the ceramic blanket expansion joint.
A bypass is typical in a standard cookstove, to allow summer use.
EPA's Adam Baugart-Getz checks it out.
Excellent numbers at this point in the burn.
Low stack temperature, low excess air, very low CO, very high efficiency.
Party time. Francoise Vergnas is from France, and knows how to cook a crepe.
Plans for the fabricated steel cooktop are available here:
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