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Offline mangyhyena

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Perfect bio briquette for rocket stove
« on: September 14, 2011, 08:04:49 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1t6eD9Ijwc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

This video shows how properly shaped bio briquettes can work with the design of a rocket stove.  The briquettes are round with a hole in the middle, like a donut.  The hole in the middle allows air to flow into the rocket stove.  It seems to make operating the rocket stove a little easier or more convenient.  The briquette mold would have to be sized to the intake tube of the rocket stove and the post in the mold would have to be sized for proper air intake, but that can be done with a little trial and error.

Briquettes shaped like this could also be made from charcoal.

These briquettes could also work well with an automatic feeding system, I think.  Not overly important for cooking, but would be nice for the mass rocket stoves used for heating a home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqI63IEg3MM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

This video shows how to make charcoal, including the final steps of pressing the briquettes.  If her mold were round with a post in the middle, she would have donut shaped charcoal briquettes.  A mold like that would also work for bio briquettes.  Bio briquettes can be made from paper, sawdust, dried out weeds and yard waste, and hay of any type.  To me, running bio briquettes expands the range of fuel your rocket stove can usably handle.

There are plenty of videos showing how to build a rocket stove and how to press bio briquettes.  I hope this helps someone in some way.

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Re: Perfect bio briquette for rocket stove
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 08:15:22 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1t6eD9Ijwc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

This video shows how properly shaped bio briquettes can work with the design of a rocket stove.  The briquettes are round with a hole in the middle, like a donut.  The hole in the middle allows air to flow into the rocket stove.  It seems to make operating the rocket stove a little easier or more convenient.  The briquette mold would have to be sized to the intake tube of the rocket stove and the post in the mold would have to be sized for proper air intake, but that can be done with a little trial and error.

Briquettes shaped like this could also be made from charcoal.

These briquettes could also work well with an automatic feeding system, I think.  Not overly important for cooking, but would be nice for the mass rocket stoves used for heating a home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqI63IEg3MM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

This video shows how to make charcoal, including the final steps of pressing the briquettes.  If her mold were round with a post in the middle, she would have donut shaped charcoal briquettes.  A mold like that would also work for bio briquettes.  Bio briquettes can be made from paper, sawdust, dried out weeds and yard waste, and hay of any type.  To me, running bio briquettes expands the range of fuel your rocket stove can usably handle.

There are plenty of videos showing how to build a rocket stove and how to press bio briquettes.  I hope this helps someone in some way.