Welcome to the Green Lever, a site about saving resources and reusing materials. The projects covered are those we use in our daily lives and the 'alternative' energy articles are real case studies from our own house or those of friends.  You can find a full introduction to this blog here


How to make an artistic 'J' Rocket from scrap - Rooster/Cockerel Rocket

This year I decided to improve the design of our old rocket stove by changing the pipe configuration to a 'J' - tube rocket. The advantage of this format was that the fuel, being held in the vertical (the short leg of the 'J'), would gravity feed into the combustion region of the burn tube, that region would preheat the incoming fuel prior to ignition thus making a fast, clean burn without the need of manual more