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Forum: Building a Yurt 11-10-2016, 05:03 PM
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Posted By hierony
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

One of the reasons I chose a masonry heater instead of an RMH was the footprint (and relative portability). Now, I didn't quite have the imagination for making the entire yurt platform part of the...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-09-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,025
Posted By hierony
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

Kcoad:

Awesome heater--I like how you made it the steps to your loft. Did you find it difficult to make?

30' is a lot of space to heat. How often do you fire it? Any idea how much wood you use...
Forum: Building a Yurt 07-12-2015, 02:18 PM
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Views: 11,025
Posted By hierony
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

Poked around some, found some numbers.

Wood: 8600 btu/lb (ideal, no moisture & oxygen burn/lab)
Typical 6200 btu/lb (20% moisture, semi-realistic)
Yak 5800-...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-17-2015, 01:49 PM
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Views: 11,025
Posted By hierony
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

Thank you Rod! I've always been curious about how the mongolians do gers--your observations add a lot of insight.

I'll be sure to convert any numbers I find :P I just moved and got internets back...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-15-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,025
Posted By hierony
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

I found some rough numbers for dung energy density on wikipedia, but I'll have to look for more precise & authoritative numbers :p

Zelig: I found the book--it actually said 1/2" felt on the sides,...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-11-2015, 07:34 PM
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Posted By hierony
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

Zelig,

I did a quick internet search, and everything I found was vague in terms of felt thickness. I have however read that some people's stay-overs in mongolia have been in uninsulated yurts in...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-09-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,025
Posted By hierony
Re: Rocket Mass Heater in a yurt

I haven't gotten there yet, but I plan on making a sort of masonry heater for my portable 20' yurt. First I need to finish my insulation and layering and get my platform moved and seal everything up...
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