Weekly Update: Masonry Heater Association Annual Meeting

Hello Everyone,

For those of you who aren’t familiar with masonry heat, here is a little overview;

A masonry heater is a site-built or site-assembled, solid-fueled heating device constructed mainly of masonry materials in which the heat from intermittent fires burned rapidly in its firebox is stored in its massive structure for slow release to the building. It has an interior construction consisting of a firebox and heat exchange channels built from refractory components. I personally equate the masonry heater to be a combination of a wood burning stove, and fireplace. You can have the look of a masonry fireplace with the benefit of exceeded EPA efficiency standards. These appliances are the future of clean, efficient wood burning.

The great thing about masonry heaters is their ability to burn solid fuel(wood) quickly and efficiently, while offering an amazing heat dwell time. The Masonry Heater Association also combines bake ovens, rocket stoves and other genres of masonry built solid fuel burning appliances.

Here is an example of an award winning masonry heater combined with a bake oven, and heated benches Home and Hearth Masonry designed/constructed with custom tile supplier Jessephamarts.com, and the rest of the MHA week!

2014 MHA Build/Design contest winner

2014 MHA Build/Design contest winnerphoto 5 (6) photo 4 (2) photo 2 (2)

The beautiful views of God's country!
The beautiful views of God’s country!

Group Photo

Group Photo

The student has become the master!

The student has become the master!

Special refractory cement

Special refractory cement

Chimney inspection demonstation

Chimney inspection demonstation

Domestic hot water hook up!

Domestic hot water hook up!

Beautiful tile kachelofen

Beautiful tile kachelofen

Commercial brick oven

Commercial brick oven

Masonry heater with bake oven and domestic hot water connection!

Masonry heater with bake oven and domestic hot water connection!

Cooking on a rocket stove!

Cooking on a rocket stove!

Castable refractory form sequence

Castable refractory form sequence

Firebox build sequence

Firebox build sequence

Finishing up a core construction sequence

Finishing up a core construction sequence

Get twisted!

Get twisted!

soap stone heater facade

soap stone heater facade

Residential wood fired oven

Residential wood fired oven

Kachelofen presentation

Kachelofen presentation

Lime slaking clinic

Lime slaking clinic

Yummy!

Yummy!

Bricklaying clinic

Bricklaying clinic

Stand strong!

Stand strong!

Chimney flashing clinic

Chimney flashing clinic

Chicken Pot Pie!

Chicken Pot Pie!

 

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