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Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Little Ketchup Grittyville, WA

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I had infrared foil and sunlight helping. The rocket stove was very efficient it didnt burn much quantity of wood but the wood being a bit wet kept the fire temp a bit low. It heated the water to about 110 degrees, which I then dumped onto the floor of the greenhouse hut.

All of this has no purpose other than trying an alternative heating method (besides electricity). Granted electricity is cheap so it saved very little money maybe $5.
Last year the heating effect lasted about 10 days. Temps in the 20's tonight so wondering how much this heating method can boost that. Just experimenting. It didnt consume much wood, hence the rocket stove setup has proved itself superior to a standard camp fire in that regard.

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