3 days of R.M.H. geekery, building, fun, and laughs. We will be going over the science behind Rocket Mass Heaters, we’ll build a demo and a real unit, talk about heating with an R.M.H. and even do some bobcat cob for the bench!Due to the time of year, camping will not be available. Accommodations are not part of the price.
Price for all 3 days is $250 (plus GST)
*Early bird, before March 31st, SAVE 10% ($25) = $225 (plus GST)
* Two saves 10%, sign up with a friend = $450 total (plus GST)
Please be in touch with the host; Paula Snow , for more details and questions: [email protected] . If you have specific questions about the material to be covered in the class, please be in touch with Earthen Built.Paypal, cash, and cheques accepted.TO REGISTER AND PAY, GO TO OUR REGISTRATION FORM
More Information from our Instructor, Kata:
If you have a fascination with wood heat, thermal mass, fire, or building things, then you may just want to sign up for this awesome course that covers such topics.
Rocket Mass Heaters have been gaining in popularity as people search for better and more efficient ways to heat their homes. As their names suggest, RMHs accomplish this goal by efficiently burning smaller pieces of wood to heat a large thermal mass unit. This stored heat is then slowly released for hours, long after the fire has gone out.
RMHs are fairly similar in function to a masonry heater in that they both aim to heat a thermal mass with minimal wood and burn time, yet are adapted more for the DIYers and come in at a much lower budget. The RMH is also extremely adequate for smaller buildings.
Burning hot in this Rocket Mass Heater burn chamber
The April RMH workshop will be held over a 3-day weekend.
The workshop starts with a talk about how RMH units work and the materials used.
We’ll then dive right in and build a mock-up unit and talk about heat and fire while watching how the flames behave in this demonstration.
Taking the knowledge learned in the first two sections, we go into the structure and get started on the permanent unit.
We will cover safety considerations and the various uses and limitations of RMH units throughout the building of the indoor unit.
Mixing cob and building a good thermal mass bench for the RMH will also be a large part of this workshop. Without a thermal mass structure, an RMH is only partly useful. You will learn the best materials and set up to make optimum use of the heat created with these super-efficient stoves.
Maximum of 12 students accepted. Sign up early for the early bird and to ensure your spot in the class!