How To Build Rocket Cooking Stove Step By Step (10 Step)

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A rocket cook stove is a super-efficient stove that can use just about anything for fuel —
including small twigs, scraps of wood, or even dried dung if you’re really in a pinch.

The principle behind the operation of the rocket stove is quite simple: a direct-tocooking-surface insulated combustion chamber ensures nearly complete combustion of
the fuel, giving off more heat, and burning the material quickly and intensely.

Although often used as portable cook stoves, rocket stoves are great alternatives to. Let’s get right into how you can make your own rocket cook stove with minimal time
and money. In fact, you probably have most of what you need to build the stove laying
around the house, and if not, you can cheaply buy the materials. Assuming you already
have a drill and most of the essential parts (like a wheelbarrow), you likely can build this
for under $10

Materials


+ Plastic 5-gallon bucket
+ Reciprocating saw or another cutting tool to cut PVC pipe and bucket
+ 4 feet of 4-inch PVC or similar pipe
+ Drill with bit
+ Concrete mix
+ Shovel or mixing device
+ Concrete mixing container – e.g. wheelbarrow
+ Measuring tape
+ Piece of metal for burn chamber fuel tray
+ Refractory sand (optional)
+ A marker to mark cuts on the PVC pipe and bucket
+ Water

Step 1: Mark the Intake

Step 2: Cut the Intake Hole

Step 3: Cut a Concrete Release Line

Step 4: Cut and Fit the Pipes

Step 5: Mix Concrete, and Fill the Bottom

Step 6: Reinforce Bottom

Step 7: Fill with Concrete

Step 8: Partially Set, and Remove Pipes

Step 9: Set Further and Remove Bucket

Step 10: Set Completely and Put in Fuel Shelf