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Nov 27, 2015

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MHA Board of Directors
2015 - 2017:

President Dan Givens
Vice President Marty Pearson
Secretary Ron Pihl
Treasurer  Doug Hargrave
Members at large Boris Kukolj
Chris Prior
Matt Helicke

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Masonry Heater News Editor - Norbert Senf
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Max Edelson

By Firespeaking

J-loop 22" heater core with 9' heated bench, for ski lodge, Hakuba Japan. Mason: Aki Yoshimizu

Sketchup model by Masonry Stove Builders

Outside air installation for eco-firebox, using airtight gasketed damper

Interesting retrofit chimney installation discussion

Yahoo MHA members list

European Wood Heating Technology Survey

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

New Kachelofen by Jessica Steinhauser

Building MHA's new research heater, aiming for EPA certification

MHA members Tom Marcantonio, Mark Seymour, Alex Chernov and Norbert Senf
(also: Darrel Delisle, Matt Anderson, Marco)

Contraflow corner heater by Stephen Bushway

Martha's Vineyard

Check out the entries in the 2016 Pellet Stove Design Challenge

Double Bell fireplace by Stovemaster

Resistance coefficients for duct elbows

from Damien Lehmann

Counterflow example

from Damien Lehmann

After Volkswagen Revelations, Auto Emissions Tests Come Under Global Scrutiny

The New York Times, Sep 24/15

OMAFRA Advanced Boiler Testing

MHA's Lopez Labs (Shawville) is sharing resources with
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture's advanced boiler testing
project. Terrence Sauve is an engineer with the ministry, who
I met at the Ontario Stove Testing Camp.

Repair details 24 years later

by Marcus Flynn

Handbuilt corner contraflow heater 22"
Handbuilt 22" corner contraflow heater core

Sketchup model by Masonry Stove Builders

International Residential Code (IRC) changes door requirements for fireplaces

Interesting new stove development

Contraflow heater by Marcus Flynn

Reused clay brick c. 1900 and concrete floor tile, c 1920.

Heater by MHA member Anna Ledford

Laboratory and field investigations of PM and CO emissions from traditional
and improved cookstoves

Christoph Roden, Tami Bond et al, 2008

Relationship of Visible Smoke and Particulate Emissions

Environment Canterbury Regional Council, New Zealand, 2014

Fantastic list of technical links

Via Allan Turner (facebook)

Small Biomass Boiler Factsheet

by Terrence Sauve
Terrence is a PE who attended the recent Ontario stove testing workshop

Ontario Stove Testing Camp, July 9-10, Kingston ON

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott was the presenter. 

Development of a Low Smoke Mongolian Coal Stove

by Crispin Pemberton-Pigott, 2011

Basic Operating Parameters of a Natural Draft, Top-Lit Updraft Gasifier (ND-TLUD)
by Julien P. Winter (2015)
Julien is a soil scientist who participated in the recent Ontario Stove Testing Camp

MHA member Red Clay Construction, Prince Edward Island

Plaster by Syuhei Hasado

Fascinating video on the role of charcoal in Japanese culture

Origins of EPA Method 5 and the Condar

by Dr. Stockton Barnett, 1985

The Clean Warmth of an Engineered, Regulated Fire

Companies and organizations speak out about U.S. EPA’s new source performance standards for residential wood-fired appliances.
- Biomass magazine

See also: New high mass brick oven by Eric Moshier

Tulikivi petitions EPA for reconsideration

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