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Masonry Heaters

Discussion in 'Rocket Stoves & Rocket Mass Heaters' started by Soggy Logs, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Soggy Logs

    Soggy Logs

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    I see there is no place for Masonry Heaters.

    Not a Fire Place, Not a Rocket Mass heater, not a Wood Stove.

    Surely I'm not the only one out there with a Masonry Heater?

    Here is a couple of pictures.

    Firebox with fire.

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    View of front

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    View of backside in the kitchen.
    It has a "white" oven.

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    Our Heater is a 2 story job. Here is the 2nd floor.

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    I looked at Rocket heaters before we built. To me a Masonry heater seemed a better answer.
    Uses very little wood, the only attention once you light the fire is about 2-2 1/2 hrs later when all the flames are gone you have to close the air supply.

    Why no Love for Masonry Heaters?:confused:
     
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    This is something i'm really interested in. If I fulfill my plans in the future of building a place in the north woods, this will be something i will seriously consider. At some point, I am going to research this more in the future and try to come up with a design !
     
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    I grew up with a masonry fireplace I loved it will in one someday.
     
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    Beautiful fireplace by the way.
     
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    Love yours :thumbs: and will most likely be building one when and if I build.

    Here is my buddies. His is two stories too with a similar fireplace outside the bedrooms on the lower level and a double sided upper level.

    Kitchen side with pizza oven.
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    Living room side
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  7. Soggy Logs

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    The thread "are we all doing it wrong" about heating his place on .6 cords of wood got me thinking.

    I took temp readings of my flue pipe as it exits the masonry heater.

    Here it is.

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    115 deg F.
    This is while my firebox is going with a fire for over an hour.
    I took some temps on the back and the front of the heater on the first floor too.
    I know that the temps on the brick will rise for about 5-6 hrs after the air for the fire is shut off.
    The flue however will get colder.

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    on back side below oven, oven is at 350 at this point.

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    about a foot above fire box
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