Are rising heating costs making you search for innovative solutions to heat your home? Are you feeling guilty about using up yet more of the world’s dwindling fossil fuels with traditional furnaces? Want to heat with wood but don’t feel like cutting down a forest full of trees? Rocket mass heaters will bring practical elegance to your home while saving money and time. Rocket stoves are super-efficient wood stoves that heat your home with only a few cords of wood a year. Efficient doesn’t mean ugly; you’ll have bragging rights to one of the most inexpensive yet elegant heating solutions that will be the envy of friends and family. Rocket stoves can cost as little as a few hundred dollars if you are an ardent re-user of materials. If you’ve heard of rocket mass heaters but don’t think you can build it yourself, Chris and Sandra of The Darfield Earthship can help. They will take you step-by-step through the building process of their own rocket mass heater which they built in their earthship in the North Thompson Valley of British Columbia, Canada. This 50-page “How To” manual comes with detailed instructions, photos and three pages of 2’x3′ PDF construction plans. Previously priced at $19.95 and $9.95 respectively, the book and plans are now bundled together and being offered at the value price of $15.00.
This plan set is for your general information and use only and does not constitute any advice or recommendation (professional or otherwise). In general, the design of a site-constructed masonry heater is dependent on site conditions and the applicable regulatory environment, neither of which is accounted for in these plans. You should not rely upon any information or materials in these plans for making or refraining from making any specific design decisions. the use of any information or materials in these plans is entirely at your own risk. I, Chris Newton, accept no liability whatsoever. Particularly, no liability for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages of whatever kind, resulting from whatever cause, through the use of any information or material obtained either directly or indirectly from this plan set.
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