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Rocket Mass Heaters

Via YouTube channel comes this video about building a rocket mass heater – a┬áheating system that maximizes wood fuel by embedding that energy into a high mass structure, in this case, a cob bench. The exhaust is much cleaner than with conventional stoves, and one brief fire can heat a space for hours, even… Continue reading Rocket Mass Heaters

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Recently acquired: Exterior paint Interior paint Primer for exterior and floor Floor-grade polyurethane Furring strips Beadboard paneling In process: 6″ cedar T&G siding GacoRoof in Rustic Changes: Changed mind about beadboard wallpaper due to aesthetic concerns; decided to use beadboard paneling for ceiling, too. So, no wallpaper glue, then. Also no primer, as these are… Continue reading More Numbers