Haiti Reconstruction

Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education

Household rocket stove

Here are photos of a household rocket stove I built in Gros Morne, Haiti in early August 2010.

FIREBRICK CORE, insulating firebrick lighter colored, medium duty firebrick darker

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STOVE SHELL 15 gallon drum

CORE IN SHELL (the brick in the middle of the throat is just there to keep the sides from tipping in. It is eventually removed.)

INSULATING CONCRETE AROUND CORE cement and perlite mix 1:3

BUILDING THE SKIRT with insulating refractory mixed with vermiculite 1:1

ROUGH SKIRT

THE POT

SKIRT DESIGN maintaining constant area for smoke path

SKIRT FORM cutout

MASONITE SKIRT FORM

FINISHED SKIRT with skirt form. The form is carefully spun around in the rough skirt to shave off the extra material and leave the desired skirt shape.

FINISHED STOVE with pot in skirt and wood/air channel in mouth

.Ideally the skirt would come higher up the pot to maximize heat transfer area. We may add a extender ring from a smaller barrel and raise the insulating refractory skirt inside it.

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