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My woodlot... and new project teaser

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by mhambi, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. mhambi

    mhambi Burning Hunk

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    Well, I have to share it with the 'public', but I never run into anyone up there... unless you count the bears. It's about 40 minutes from home. (sorry I don't have my fancy 'panorama pic maker' on this computer... ignore the obvious line)

    Dairy Fork - just starting to rain

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    What I was after:

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    Gambel Oak. About as good as it gets as far as quality wood around these parts. I've seen it listed anywhere from 25-30 million BTU/cord. Better than the juniper I've been getting, and waaaaay better than the spruce I'm sometimes stuck with! ( http://forestry.usu.edu/htm/forest-products/wood-heating/ )



    And the project?

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    (installation thread to follow)

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Looks like some good hunting territory.
  3. mhambi

    mhambi Burning Hunk

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    Nope. Terrible hunting. (shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!) ;)





    Elk
    Mule Deer
    Moose
    Black Bear
    Mountain Lion
    Rainbows & Browns
    Pheasant, Grouse, Doves


    well... you get the idea...


    though if I were after deer, I'd just stay home. I could have shot this guy from my bedroom window at about 70'. (my house is just to the left of the pic)

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  4. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Very nice pics.... Looks like a beautiful place.

    Looking forward to the "Install".
  5. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Wow! How lucky you are to live in such a beautiful place.
  6. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Gorgeous place
  7. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    So what are we talking about a gravity-fed rocket type stove cob or masonry heater?

    Watching with interest. I don't know what it is but I want one! ;)
  8. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Very cool.Cant wait to see the finished product.
  9. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Yeah, is that an experimental rocket/masonry stove morph or is it a cooking device of some sort? BTW I am NOT envious of that beautiful view and those not-so-great hunting areas.....:( You are a lucky man to live in a beautiful place like that.
  10. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    Looks like a clean burner too.

    Beautiful area. Slice of heaven.
  11. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Great pics . . . thanks for sharing.
  12. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I've tried to make a rocket stove attachment like that for a kiln preheater (makeshift with dry-staked bricks), but it was maybe not big enough. I'm curious to see what your results were. I'm not seeing any smoke, so I'd guess it works great.

    If it does work, try removing chimney bricks until it doesn't work as an experiment- I'd guess it relies on having a rockin' draft to provide enough air for combustion.


    Thanks for sharing the pics! Very cool, and the polar opposite to where I live.
  13. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Awesome views - you are a lucky dude. So what is the rocket stove going to be used for?
  14. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    I see some nice fire wood, :)
    I see a nice hot fire. :)
    I see some nice steaks & burger :)


    All great pictures worth 10,000 words + ;)
  15. mhambi

    mhambi Burning Hunk

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    Thanks all. I love living here... except when there's forest fires threatening...

    The rocket stove was a mockup/test of the core of the rocket mass heater (cob/stone) that I'm building inside. Burns VERY cleanly. It's been dismantled and reassembled inside, as well as the bench. I've got a little more mud work to do, then I'll be plastering it in the next few weeks. I'll start a thread on it here in a little it when I get all my pictures all in one spot.
    fishingpol and Adios Pantalones like this.
  16. Billybonfire

    Billybonfire Feeling the Heat

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    You're a lucky man, that place looks like heaven. :)
    Thanks for the pics.
  17. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    Such a classic picture. How do they know it's a camera and to turn around and pose. Betcha if you were looking at him through a scope all you would see is his tail;hm

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