Rocket Stove

Rocket stove made from five gallon can, notice where you feed the wood in.


Something else that I have built is a Rocket stove.  They are easy to make and quite efficient.  The big advantage to them is that they will burn twigs, dried brush, and other small debris that you normally would not use for fuel.  If you are faced with a shortage of fuel, this would be a great stove to own.

The design of the internal pipe.

I made mine out of a five-gallon can and some scrap 4-inch pipe and a old piece of grill.  It works very well.  You get a surprising amount of heat out of small twigs and branches.  You can make stoves from  almost any size of a can and old pipe.  I have seen pictures of large ones  made of brick.  One of these days I will build a brick one in the back yard.





Brick rocket stove
Brick rocket stove
I followed this basic design in making mine. In mine I used lava rock for insulation to keep the weight down, however dirt will work.
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5 thoughts on “Rocket Stove”

  1. Hmmm. I don’t have a welder and I don’t suspect JB Weld would hold up to the temperatures you’d experience with this stove. I’ll have to keep thinking on this one, but I love the concept.

    Thanks, Robert

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