1. Use Dry Sawdust
For best results, ensure that sawdust is dry
2. Stack the Sawdust in layers
Partially fill the sawdust container and compact it in layers
3. Pack it in
With each additional layer, compact the sawdust around the centrepiece. Here we’ve used a block of wood
4. Remove the centrepiece
Removing the centrepiece will leave a hollow chamber- now ready for ignition
5. Ready to Rocket
Ensure that your chimney breaches the top of a roof (if used for household warming)
6. Pullout the ignition chamber
This chamber can be used to control the flow of air into the stove. Place a fire lighter in the centre to ignite (you may also use kindling)
7. Light her up
8. We have ignition
9. Close the lid
Careful, it gets hot.
10. 20 mins in
For illustrative purpose only. We recommend keeping the lid closed throughout the burn.
11. Seven hours later...
Burn times will vary according to sawdust quality and packing. In this test we maintained a strong hollow glow seven hours in - with no sign of cooling down
12. The end
After a complete burn, you should be left with merely a handful of ash remaining at the bottom of the chamber.