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The Rocket Mass Heater Builder s Guide

Author : Erica Wisner
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Heating with wood is often considered a natural and economical alternative to electricity or fossil fuels. However, even with a fairly new and efficient woodstove, many cords of wood are required for burning over the course of a single winter, and incomplete combustion can contribute to poor air quality. A rocket mass heater is an earthen masonry heating system which provides clean, safe, and efficient warmth for your home, all while using 70 to 90 percent less fuel than a traditional woodstove. These unique and beautiful installations provide luxurious comfort year round. In cold weather a few hours of clean, hot burning can provide twenty or more hours of steady warmth, while the unit's large thermal mass acts as a heat sink, cooling your home on sizzling summer days. Packed with hard-to-find information, The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide includes: Comprehensive design, construction, and installation instructions combined with detailed maintenance and troubleshooting advice Brick-by-brick layouts, diagrams, and architectural plans augmented with detailed parts drawings and photographs for clarity Relevant and up-to-date code information and standards to help you navigate the approval process with local building departments Earthen masonry heating systems are well-suited for natural and conventional builders alike. A super-efficient, wood-burning, rocket mass heater can help you dramatically reduce your energy costs while enhancing the beauty, value, and comfort of your home. Erica Wisner and Ernie Wisner have built over seven hundred super-efficient, clean-burning masonry stoves. They are dedicated to the search for sustainable solutions and the hands-on teaching of creative, ecological, and practical skills.

Batch Rocket Mass Heater Plans and Builder s Guide

Author : Matthew Remine
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Simple, easy to read plans allow you to build your own super efficient batch rocket mass heater. Easy to cut and work with, ceramic fiber board allows easy, quick construction of the highest perfomance stove core possible. Easy hardware solutions and clear brick layout simplifies the build. Tested and proven dimensions mean you get it right the first time. Build a warm cozy masonry heater for the center of your home to provide a lifetime of heating, cooking, and memories.

Lessons from Our Rocket Mass Heater

Author : Ray Dudley
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A companion guide to the manuals about how to build a rocket mass heater. This book gives tips, lessons and resources acquired from an actual heater build. More of a "How we..." rather than a "How to..." type of book the reader will see dozens of photos, get links to blogs, forums, manuals, etc.

The Art of Natural Building Second Edition Completely Revised Expanded and Updated

Author : Joseph F. Kennedy
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The original, complete, user-friendly introduction to natural building, now fully revised and updated The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House . Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home .

The Urban Homestead

Author : Kelly Coyne
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An essential handbook for the urban homesteading movement showing readers how to grow their own food, raise city chickens, gain energy independence and more. Illustrations, tips, anecdotes, and projects are designed to help urban households become more self-sufficient and sustainable.

Making Better Buildings

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Sustainable building from the ground up - the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies

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The Complete Idiot s Guide to New Millennium Predictions

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Offers forecasts of events for the twenty-first century based on changes in the positions of the heavens, astrological cycles, business trends, and interpersonal currents

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