Rocket Mass Stoves for Cooking & Home Heat

  • October 14, 2017
    1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Rocket stoves are renowned for their clean burn and low fuel consumption. Applying the technology to larger mass heaters conserves firewood and expands the stove’s range. Richard Freudenberger, LWF’s Energy and Resource Coordinator, will show how to build a basic rocket heater using common and salvaged materials and how to apply its fundamentals to a variety of designs.

In this workshop, we will be working through the planning and construction of an 8-inch Rocket
Mass Heater to be installed at our North Mills River farm. This is a participatory workshop, so in
addition to discussing site prep and the theory and function of the rocket principle as it applies to
a mass heater, we will be laying out and starting the build of a 9 by 5 foot cob and stone mass
heater. Please dress appropriately and come prepared to join in. The work will involve
measuring, leveling, brick laying patterns, cutting metal, mixing mud, and more. Work gloves
and sensible shoes are recommended, along with eye protection if you have it.


1057 North Mills River Road, Mills River, North Carolina, 28759, United States

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