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382 – Heating with less wood – part 2

In this episode Paul and Jocelyn continue their talk about how they heated their house with 0.6 cord of wood. They talk about the things that contributed to them using more wood than would have otherwise been necessary: e.g. no curtains on the windows and the windows not being able to close properly because of ice on the sills. They also talk about things they do to reduce the amount of wood needed – e.g. using incandescent light bulbs, dog bed warmers not using vents in the house and cooking home made food.

They discuss why rocket mass heaters are not more known in the world and why people who have no experience with RMHs are so quick to dismiss their efficiency.

They refer to the YouTube series about common misconceptions about RMHs:

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381 – Heating with less wood – part 1
Rocket mass heater forum
pebble style rmh – in the fisher price house
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Podcast 315 – More on Rocket Mass Heaters with Ernie and Erica Wisner Part 1
all of the rocket mass heaters and rocket stoves at wheaton labs (with pics!)

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Winter Eating | smallholding dreams

I like cooking for friends. This week we have lots of lovely people coming to visit us and i am planning what to make. Planning menus used to take sometime as I tried to work out what dishes to cook. It is slightly easier these days.

My friends all like different types of food – some are veg…

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