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Podcast 588 – 2021 RMH Jamboree So Far – Part 2

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Paul continues his talk with Eliot, one of the people at the 2021 Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree to discuss the past week of the 9-day event, Rocket Mass Heaters, Walker Stoves, Liberator cores, Gamera, and Bartell’s Bunkhouse, the not-quite-wofati that’s getting a new RMH. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information […]

Podcast 587 – 2021 RMH Jamboree So Far – Part 1

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Paul sits down Elliot, one of of the 30 people at the 2021 Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree to discuss the past week of the 9-day event, covering topics such as Rocket Mass Heaters, Rocket Stoves, a rocket “lorena”, outdoor kitchens, and other happenings at the 2021 RMH Jamboree. Also omelette bars. Support the podcast on […]

Podcast 586 – Justin’s Walker Stove RMH Consultation – Part 2

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Paul continues his talk with Justin on the subject of his Walker stove to be, covering topics such as relative insulation of various materials, effectiveness of convective and radiant heat, fuel consumption, and a hack-y method of ensuring a seal on a brick stratification chamber. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More […]

Podcast 585 – Justin’s Walker Stove RMH Consultation – Part 1

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Paul sits down with Justin to talk about the rocket heater he’s building, specifically a Walker Stove of Matt Walker’s designs, as well as potential modifications to it, like a metal barrel, heat shielding, insulation, base strength, and the RMH Jamboree. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of […]

podcast 529 – Permaculture Smackdown 2 – Part 1

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Episode two of the Permaculture Smackdown! Joining Paul this time are Opalyn Rose, Katie, and Mark. Like the previous Smackdown, this one is a Q&A on a variety of topics, with the main questions covering Rocket Mass Heater fuel, livestock grazing, and the status of the PEP badge revisions. Support the podcast on Patreon Show […]

podcast 519 – RMH in the Tipi

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Paul calls Jen Richardson up to talk about the rocket mass heater in the tipi, its history, potential improvements, and possibly either a rebuilding it, or building a whole new tepee and RMH. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

podcast 506 – Tiny House RMHs – Part 2

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Paul Wheaton and Chris McClellan, AKA Uncle Mud, continue discussion of the design of the experimental tiny-house, Gilligan-proof rocket mass heater for the red cabin. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

podcast 481 – codes, insurance, and rocket mass heaters

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Paul Wheaton and Chris McClellan (Uncle Mud) talk about building codes, insurance companies and rocket mass heaters. Erica and Ernie Wisner have managed to get RMHs added to the building code for Portland, Oregon. Will their safety and economy help them become normalized and accepted by regulators and insurance companies over the coming years? Support […]

podcast 476 – Batch Box Casserole Door

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Paul Wheaton, Jen Richardson and Josiah Kobernik talk about the experimental use of a casserole lid as a door for a batch box rocket mass heater at Wheaton Labs. Paul no longer recommends them. They also discuss the Annualized Thermal Inertia Test taking place at Allerton Abbey WOFATI. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

podcast 415 – Fall events follow up

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Paul and Jocelyn are at Warm Springs Creek in Idaho. They are enjoying the pools of warm to hot water that have been formed by people stacking boulders around the springs. They say that it has been a mad scramble over the last several weeks as they were getting ready for the Round Wood Timber […]

podcast 414 – The problem with batch box rocket mass heaters – Part 2

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Part 2 of the podcast picks up with Erica pointing out that most people learn only one way of starting a fire and use that for every fire they start. There are actually multiple different ways to lay and start a fire. Erica’s mother used to say “If you light the fire, it’s your fire […]

podcast 413 – The problem with batch box rocket mass heaters – Part 1

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Paul Wheaton, Kirk “Donkey” Mobert, Erica and Ernie Wisner with Fred Tyler and ant Jeremy in attendance discuss Allerton abbey and the batch box heater that is installed onsite. According to Paul, Allerton abbey is now about 96% complete, and the door has finally been re-installed. The new door is approximately 280 lbs. and opens […]

podcast 403 – Bits and Bobs towards Critical Mass – part 2

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Paul Wheaton and Bill Erickson, a permies.com staff member, continue the podcast with discussion on what Paul would do differently if someone gave him a million dollars (in case anyone is wondering we are sure Paul would be open to it if you would like to make such a donation) and he could go back […]

podcast 402 – Bits and Bobs towards Critical Mass – part 1

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Paul Wheaton and Bill Erickson, a permies staff member, start the podcast with discussion on how many times Bill has been at Wheaton Labs and the progression of the hugel beds since Bill has been there first. The discussion then touches on how nearby ABC Acres is tearing out their hugelkultur beds that are built […]

podcast 400 – Rocket Oven

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Paul and Fred sit down to talk about rocket ovens. Also cherries. Folks picked 12 gallons of cherries this morning (!) Fred’s been pitting the cherries in preparation for drying them (in the super solar food dehydrator – Kickstarter stretch goal!) and he’s going to plant the cherry pits all over the place. Go support […]

podcast 394 – Permaculture Smackdown on Appropriate Technology

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In this podcast Josiah and Paul have a good talk about the Appropriate Technology Course that is going to be taught at Wheaton Labs this year. Paul and Josiah discuss what they think are the types of technologies that are applicable to the realm of permaculture. They talk about how these technologies are used to […]

385 – Uncle Mud – part 3

Paul continues his conversation with Chris McClellan aka Uncle Mud about Rocket Mass heaters. They start this podcast talking about the Minnie Mouse, who now lives in the Love Shack. She’s a rocket mass heater contained inside a barrel, inside a wooden structure. Peter cleverly lined the back of the barrel very tightly with bricks, […]

384 – Uncle Mud – part 2

Paul continues his conversation with Chris McClellan aka Uncle Mud about Rocket Mass heaters. He talks about the cottage style RMH. Paul describes a J-tube type system with a vertical feed system. Heat hits the barrel and then goes down the sides of the barrel. It acts like a standard 6″ J-tube system. There are […]

383 – Uncle Mud – part 1

Paul talks to Chris McClellan aka Uncle Mud about Rocket Mass heaters. Chris was one of the innovators at the Innovators Event and will also run the appropriate technology course Jul. 9th – Jul. 20th (tickets available on website from Jan. 1st). They talk about the Cottage Rocket, The Butt warmer, The Ring of Fire […]

382 – Heating with less wood – part 2

In this episode Paul and Jocelyn continue their talk about how they heated their house with 0.6 cord of wood. They talk about the things that contributed to them using more wood than would have otherwise been necessary: e.g. no curtains on the windows and the windows not being able to close properly because of […]

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