Monthly Archives: November 2013

Podcast 266 – rocket mass heater shippable cores

Credit: Mike Ewing Paul makes a spur of the moment podcast with Ernie Wisner about rocket mass heaters (RMHs). They are joined by Erica Wisner a little past the halfway mark. Paul starts off with news that Erica’s latest shipable cores attempt has cracked and they are now doing a post-mortem. Erica is now obsessed […]

Podcast 265 – Updates from the lab part 3 – Tools, volunteers, and homestead butchery

Credit: Kevin Murphy and Marianne Cooper Paul discusses seed balls, planting of perennials, berms and hugelkultur beds planned for winter. The solar electric sawmill is doing well; electric chainsaws working well; cordless saw is nimble; little Mikita is very handy but in the shop. Paul’s electric Remmington died. Motors in the electric saws seem to burn […]

Podcast 264 – Updates from the lab part 2 – rocket mass heater, shipable core, wofati, cob design

Credit: Kevin Murphy Paul gave an in depth review of each of three rmh designs. One design by Paul, one by Ernie and a third by Erica. There was a review  of rocket mass heater of the shipable cores. There is a fire problem in Paul’s box design due to lack of insulation. 3 cores […]

Podcast 263 – Updates from the lab part 1 – rocket mass heater, showers, poopers

Credit: Rob Young Paul begins this podcast by explaining the lack of new podcasts and an update on the work that has been going on. A 3 day “rest” period from work was decided to heal up since everyone had been going at such a scramble, scramble rapid pace. Emily, Tony and Jason join in […]

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