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Podcast 623 – Catchup with Alan Booker – Part 3

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The catchup call between Paul and Alan Booker continues for another hour (mostly on Rocket Mass Heaters and upcoming events) before they decide to wind down for next time, along with a bit on Alan’s PDC and possible redefinition of the SEPPers program. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]

Podcast 622 – Catchup with Alan Booker – Part 2

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Paul continues his call with Alan Booker with the goal of catching up on the past 6 months of pod-silence, covering topics such as the Living Building Challenge, how energy prices vary over time and depending on source, and backup/emergency energy sources. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion […]

Podcast 619 – Biophilic Design and BBB session 5 – Part 2

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The call between Paul and Alan Booker continues, and they still don’t get around to discussing section 2.4 of Permaculture a Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison, AKA the Big Black Book, instead continuing to talk about Biophilic Design, bio-digesters, and Rocket Mass Heaters. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]

Podcast 618 – Biophilic Design and BBB session 5 – Part 1

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Paul calls up Alan Booker to continue their read-through of Permaculture a Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison, AKA the Big Black Book, section 2.4. But got distracted by Biophilic Design, Rocket Mass Heaters, and how not to get people to be more efficient. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]

Podcast 617 – Oil and Water of the Mind – Part 2

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Paul continues discussing “Oil and Water of the Mind” and his second piece “If you live in an apartment, what good is a Rocket Mass Heater?” with Samantha. They stay on topic this time, but do bring up comparisons to the cost of heating via electricity, natural gas, Mini Splits, and old/modern wood stoves. Support […]

Podcast 609 – Building a Better World review Session 1 – Part 2

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Paul sits down with Katie and Julia to do a chapter-by-chapter review of Paul’s new book – “Building a Better World in your Backyard Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys”, covering topics such as Rocket Mass Heaters, his efforts to get celebrities to cover his work. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and […]

Podcast 608 – Building a Better World review Session 1 – Part 1

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Paul sits down with Katie and Julia to do a chapter-by-chapter review of Paul’s new book – “Building a Better World in your Backyard Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys”, covering topics such as Rocket Mass Heaters, carbon footprints, and the growth of cancer in the modern era. Support the podcast on Patreon Show […]

Podcast 601 – Permaculture Smackdown 23 – Renewable Energy – Part 2

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Paul calls up some of his usual suspects from his patreons (Katie, Kyle, and Mark) along with a couple of new comers (Joshua and Weston, although the latter’s mic was on the fritz) for a more hard-hitting focus on renewable power sources, recycling and a bit on RMHs. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes […]

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 […]

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