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Lizard



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PostSubject: Currently building a mini rocket heater for my shop   Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:59 am

Hello all.

I'm in the middle of building a mini-rocket heater out of a 30 lb propane cylinder. (I'll post up photos in the other section of it)
I've watched about every rocket stove/heater video on youtube have I could find before I jumped into making mine. I'm hoping it works and that it'll last for quite a few years without the steel flaking away due to heat. I'm planning on coating everything with 2,000 degree paint on the inside and outside to help protect it.

Anyway, I look forward to the comments and suggestions on my project.

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PostSubject: Re: Currently building a mini rocket heater for my shop   Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:51 am

welcome to the forums lizard

i do hope that making smaller rs stoves is more economical to many
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PostSubject: re: 30lb rocket heater for shop   Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:42 am

hey galdly, the 30lb propane tank is the also 7 gallon tank they dont make them here anymore only 20lb or 5 gallons
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PostSubject: Re: Currently building a mini rocket heater for my shop   Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:22 pm

It will be interesting to see how well the paint holds up.
Hopefully after a year or so you can do a dissection and see how it did.
I suspect it will not hold up.

I think the way to go would be ceramic coatings which I do plan on experimenting with in the future.

Welcome man, and looking forward to seeing your build and the paint results.
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