Rocket Stove --the best way to burn wood

Rocket Stove design is the most efficient way to burn wood for cooking. Wood is still the source of fuel for most Afro-descendants, even though the sun is abundant and a solar oven or cooker is a less labor intensive solution. Cooking with open fire cause a lot energy to be wasted, especially heat. The Rocket Stove design concentrates all energy. The Rocket Stove can take any shape-- cylinder, box, tetragon, etc. It can be built with a variety of material-- metal, adobe bricks, clay tiles, cement blocks etc. 

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The simplest is the adobe Rocket Stove. Soil is everywhere for making adobe. 18 bricks will be needed for constructing a Rocket stove. Sawdust is the best material to mix with mud. It provides the best insulation for mudbrick. If not, dried grass or other dried organic plant matter, cut into very tiny pieces, can be added to the mix. 8''X4''X4'' bricks can be used. Joint bricks will be 4''X4''X4''. The following is the layout of mudbrick for each layer of a four layer Rocket stove:

            



In layer 3 the left brick will be set slightly off, so the horizontal brick can lay on top of layer 2. 


The principle with the rocket stove is pressure difference. Heat in the chimney increase air pressure causing a vacuum. Air is then sucked in from the fuel tunnel, burning biomas--wood , sticks, leaves. Heat is exchanged from the chimney to the pot or cooked item.  The Rocket Stove comprise of two connected tunnel area, fuel tunnel and the chimney tunnel. The fuel tunnel is divided into two sections. The section of the fuel tunnel for placing biomass or wood and  for tunneling air. The vertical chimney is where the fire is directed and heats the pot to roast meat, boil water, fry fish etc.  A pot or cooking material is placed on top of the chimney for cooking.