Rocket stove heat source

I keep seeing these videos about rocket stove and wondering if you could use one of these underneath an oven put a hole in the oven from below and then heat it up that way is anyone looked into this Ken

Hi Ken,

It’s an understandable question, for sure. The thing these two structures share in common is they are well insulated.

The differences between a classic barrel oven and a rocket stove are considerable. A rocket stove is designed to burn very efficiently, with fast heat and little smoke. A barrel oven builds up and retains heat over a long period, with a lot of smoke. That’s kind of the point.

If you’re interested in the fast heat but want the qualities of a wood fired barrel oven, consider incorporating a Venturi burner into your build. Search the forums for some good discussions on this topic.