This is our new heater/stove. We do have a gas oven for every day use, but this puppy heats up the whole house quite nicely and for free. I’ve been picking up non treated wood scraps and shipping pallets.
This is a design by Barbara Kerr, she is a solar oven pioneer. The design looks simple enough to build and best of all it’s accessible from inside your home.
Build it Solar brings it again! This might be common knowledge but, heat rises and cold falls. This is the action behind thermosiphoning. The short and sweet of it is that you run some cold water through metal pipes that are being hit by the sun to heat it. You have a circulating system where […]
I love posts that make me feel like there is hope for real energy independence. There are Millions out there…Here is one I fancy at the moment.
As I prepare for a few awesome posts I’ve got up my sleve, I’ll leave you with this very inspiring TED video from Michael Pawlyn. Using Nature’s Genius in Architecture. Biomimicry is the way…
I’ve been looking into building one of these for a while now. Known as Rocket Stoves, they are a kind of improved biomass stove. In essence they use less fuel to burn longer, hotter and cleaner. There are many designs out there. Some like the sixteen brick rocket stove are simple to build, others […]