These rocket baths were taken from the original concept of the ‘Kiwi fire bath’. The benefits of a rocket stove fire bath over the original are firstly the amount of wood required to heat it, the time you wait for your hot bath being shortened and of course the aesthetics of the bath.
Rocket stoves allow the wood to combust more fully thus utilizing much more heat from wood. The bath burns cleanly giving of no smoke when burning fully. Because of the more complete combustion, the amount of wood is reduced by at least half of that of a conventional fire bath.
The baths are surrounded by insulation and then a cob earth mixture. This insulation assists greatly in the fuller combustion of the gases flowing under the bath and also in the time it takes to heat. With a rubber foam/yoga style mat placed on top of the water, you can have bath hot in about an hour….easy!
Earth cob and plasters surrounding the bath can be sculpted to your liking or just easily sculpted into smooth, curvy, organic shapes, giving the baths real beauty.
If you have an old cast iron bath tub sitting around in the garden or even in the paddock watering your stock, why not try it out for a Rocket Stove Fire Bath!