Rocket Mass Heater Workshop Intensive
A rocket mass heater is an innovative and efficient space heating system developed from the rocket stove, a type of hyper-efficient wood-burning stove. It is a very simple, clean and efficient way to heat a home or a greenhouse. This hands-on workshop intensive will cover the basic materials needed and assembly of two different rocket mass heaters. One will be a temporary stove used to heat a tent and the other a more permanent installation in a greenhouse. Aside from heating the greenhouse, this heater will have a system of ducts, which will run under a rooting bed to help facilitate germination and growth of seedlings.
This workshop will be taught by Bozeman local Anthony Smith. A mason for over 20 years, Anthony has been involved in a range of projects from residential to commercial and has extensive experience working with block, brick, and stone. Anthony’s personal interest in sustainable living led him to years of research on energy-efficient, low-cost heating systems. He is now focusing on building passive solar greenhouses, and various types of energy-efficient masonry stoves. Anthony's years of experience have allowed him to develop a variation on the traditional Rocket Mass Heater that accommodates larger pieces of wood and allows for longer burning fires.
Stay tuned for a Rocket Mass Heater workshop again this summer!