Russian Stove

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In the Russka, by Edward Rutherfurd, he describes a wood stove, used to heat early Russian houses. I can't find that particular passage in the book right now, but when I do, I will put it up here. They just sound so homely and for the coldest of winters too.

Here is a link to a home built, modern version.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It-Yo ... Stove.aspx

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This is a youtube clip showing a giant sized Russian stove, but also shows a normal one and how people used to sleep on them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymyg2aW3nGc

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This video shows a contemporary Russian stove, with the heating fire and separate cooking fire, built in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta8jUeje ... re=related


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Masonry stoves are awesome! If it weren't for the weight I'd build one in my truck.

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Man, that looks SUBSTANTIAL!

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Along a similar vein is the Rocket Mass Heater, made with Adobe. These are starting to look more practical to me, as they are easier to build yourself, and are probably safer in an earthquake area, without the mass of bricks that Russian Stoves have.

Notice that in the photo below, the thermal mass is formed into seating around the side of part of the room.

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Here is a link to a video explaining the principles and construction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uh2VExc ... re=related
Here is a link to a video of a heater with the finish coat on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpJLS3eD ... re=related
Here is a link to a video of the same heater in construction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5hNIvnZ ... er&list=UL

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If I could figure out a way to do it I would most certainly build a rocket stove in my truck, complete with the bench to put my mattress on.

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