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Old 07-25-2014, 12:07 AM   #181
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Today we got the load of pea gravel that we will use for the thermal mass. I also started to build the heater with refractory cement. It is coming together.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:26 PM   #182
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I'd like to pat myself on the back as I've never used refractory cement before and I think the heat riser looks pretty darn good.

The rocket mass heater will be ready to test as soon as the cement cures. Lots of photos.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:35 PM   #183
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More photos of the build.
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:17 AM   #184
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Looking pretty darn good there Melissa. I bet you can't wait for the big fire up.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:12 AM   #185
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Videos of the finished heat riser. Tomorrow we will put on the insulation tube and the barrel.

We got excellent temperatures.

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Old 07-29-2014, 12:43 AM   #186
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Insulation tube completed and thermal mass fill is done. We will seal it tomorrow with concrete. Then all that is left are the barrel welds and the clean out access panel.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:46 AM   #187
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Wow, that is impressive, you flat out did your homework (pardon the pun there) You have done a really good job, I would be proud of that for sure. It is interesting how it works, I would think the smoke would come back out the short feed chamber, but you proved it don't.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:50 PM   #188
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Thermal mass DONE!! Tomorrow we build the shelves. Orchids may be moving in this weekend.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:59 PM   #189
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My hubby has some mad skills! Here is what he did today!

Tomorrow we install the exhaust fan and possibly start the panels! Home stretch!
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:02 AM   #190
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Here are some pictures from the garden. Baby cantaloupes and dragon cayenne peppers.
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Oh the DETAILS!!! I spent the day installing custom items. Where do I start?

I ran all of the 1/2" PVC for the faucets and my foggers. I only have one fogger assembly so far as I wanted to test it. But, I anticipated that I would like them so I planned for four total so they are just capped at the moment. They work pretty well, but I did have a few drips. It is still a work in progress. Total cost was $25 including the fogger assembly.

The next custom item came to me while I was at a horse show. The wash rack had an overhead boom system to keep the horses from stepping on the hoses. One of the things that annoys the heck out of me is the hose on the floor. I didn't want to pay $80 for a boom kit either, so I made my own. Total cost $25. Not too bad and even if the hose is left hanging, it does not pile up on the floor.

Then I had to devise a drain for the sink as ours cannot take a standard sink tail. I ended up having to use a myriad of parts to get it to work. Six total trips to Lowes!! Total cost $9.

I completed these custom items by myself. Hubby spent the day cussing over the instructions for the exhaust fan and putting silicone on the panels. TIP - having the panels taped or clamped together makes siliconing quick and easy.

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Wow, y'all have been busy, looking good.
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The greenhouse is done! We won't test run the RMH again until the fall, but here are the pictures of our finished project.
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And more photos of the completed project.
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