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Forum: Building a Yurt 11-12-2016, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

72-73 See...that's why I only went one year. lol
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-12-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,025
Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

I lived in Farrand hall on the CU Boulder campus back in 72-72. It was a very old building even back then. Steam boiler radiator in every dorm room. Lemme tell yuh that sucker was niiice and warm....
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-10-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,025
Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

I really like the hands on, frugal approach to doing things in general. That photo has do it yourself alternative written all over it. Very nice start whoever built it.
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-09-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,025
Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

Thanks for the report.
Forum: Building a Yurt 09-21-2015, 11:04 PM
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Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

I hate to say it but a yurt is very unlikely to survive a full on hurricane regardless of what foundation it is anchored to. This is jmo. I have been in mine -very solidly anchored- in 60 mph+ wind,...
Forum: Building a Yurt 07-14-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,025
Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

That made my morning. :D
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-18-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

Yeah Rod thanks for the info.
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-16-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,025
Posted By Bob Rowlands
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-13-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,025
Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

'..what's the btu of dried dog turds..' heh heh I love this place. :D
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-11-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,025
Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

Also, your fuel (wood?) is up to two times more energy dense than dried camel/pony/sheep dung...

lol Now I really have heard it all! :D

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Forum: Building a Yurt 06-09-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,025
Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

Last Friday I hung the entry door on the next custom home I'm going to trim. The insulators were in there. Nowdays EVERY gap to the outside of the house gets a bead of foam. I mean every gap. At...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-09-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,025
Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

I'm unfamiliar with rocket mass heater. If there's dirt or rammed earth in them I'm guessing that's for affordability. Going off on a $$$ tangent here, Fine Homebuilding hardbacks from the 1980s have...
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