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Rocket stove[edit source]
Thanks for your contributions. I see that you've copied Rocket Stove from Wikipedia - did you have plans to develop the article in some way? Note that we try not to duplicate Wikipedia, but rather develop more practical content. See Appropedia:Appropedia is different from Wikipedia if you want more detail, or feel free to contact me on my talk page.
But feel free to experiment and find what works. It's all still developing. --Chriswaterguy · talk 04:51, 17 January 2008 (PST)
Wiki formatting[edit source]
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btw, good work starting and developing Parabolic Solar Cooker - it's good to have a page on that as a topic, as well as the specific projects. --Chriswaterguy · talk 04:59, 17 January 2008 (PST)
Curt just pointed out that you're Patricia McArdle - fantastic to have you here! I was really interested in the "US AID stove testing manual and solar cookers" emails, and look forward to seeing more of your work. --Chriswaterguy · talk 18:50, 17 January 2008 (PST)
Thanks for adding the WAPI page. I want to implement something like that on a program I am working on. The page on the Solar Cooking wiki says to contact Bob Metcalf for some of the wax. What is the best way to contact him?
Thank you, --Lonny 13:55, 17 March 2008 (PDT)