E-zine for Heater Masons --22nd year
September 18, 2018
Articles and Discussions
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Masonry Heater instructional video by MHA members Heavenly Heat, Australia
Thanks to all the techs who are volunteering a week of their valuable time:
Custom heater built by Anna Ledford, Idaho.
Soapstone and lime plaster. Consulting: Masonry Stove Builders
Soapstone supplier: Monarch Marble and Granite; Firebox: Brunner;
prepared for Pat Amos
by Dave Misiuk
(3 minute video tour of house). Built from Jerry Frisch's MHA Plans Portfolio corner heater plans.r
Commentary in German/Austrian
by Gary Hart
Superior Rumford retrofit to 1950's Heatilator fireplace
We are sad to report that Heikki Hyytianinen passed away on May 13. Heiikki was a Finnish architect who apprenticed under Alvar
Aalto, and was responsible for re-establishing masonry heater
construction and use in Finland. I attended a workshop in 1981
organized by Maine Wood Heat Co., where Heiiki taught us how to build
Finnish contraflow heaters, and changed my career path. We were
fortunate to have Heikki attend Wildacres in 2017.
The photo was sent by his daughter Helena, and shows Heikki at an Aalto exhibit last August.
MHA Board of Directors would like to
acknowledge the generosity of people and businesses that
donated items to MHA. Your contributions are important for
the MHA to fulfil the associationís Mission Statement.
Thank you for your support!
NYS Chimney Sweep Guild Summer Workshop
by Borst Enginneering & Construction LLC
Note: this is an early draft, and feedback is welcomed
MHA member Boreal Heat (Jeremiah Church) recently built a Heatkit contraflow heater for this client's new low energy house in Oregon.
by Marcus Flynn
Crispin Pemberton-Pigott is on the MHA technical committee
Japanese style wood shed
doing a trial run of MHA's new automated particulate (PM)
emissions testing setup
will use it to evaluate stoves at the Fourth
Stove Design Challenge, November 9-14, 2018
on The Mall in Washington D.C.
Carbonizers for Biochar in Practice and Theory
Stove Builders, daily house fire, 5:00 PM, March 16/18
tech committee member Crispin Pemberton-Pigott is engaged in a
burning coal stove program for Ulan Bator, funded by the World Bank.
MHA Presentation to Regulators at HPBA Expo, Nashville, March 6/18
Kukolj is North American head of Tulikivi, and MHA Technical Committee
presentation was well received and helped to inform regulators about
the specifics of masonry heaters
Custom round Tulikivi
Masonry Heater Association of Italy.
exchanger is reconfigured from parallel downdrafting to serial
grand-daddy that started it all
amazingly relevant to understanding what is currently going on.
Heakit with front white oven
for a zero clearance fireplace with a n 18"h X 26"w opening
200 year old Anagama kiln, Okinawa
credit: Karl Fodor
testing the stoves
demonstrating a masonry heater
the revamped page!
Combustion Air Supply
model by Masonry Stove Builders.
round Kachelofen, designed with daisy motif, clients' favourite flower
and family crest. The rope pattern represents the location right next
to the Atlantic on the east coast of north America.
check out MHA's
recent emissions research
MHA Technical Committee
designed the stoves
in this project.
reduction of "over 90%" is actually closer to 99% (!)
Chimney details (click for larger
from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia