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Masonry Heater News

June 26, 2016


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Disclaimer: Content of this e-zine is at the discretion of the Editor,
and does not
imply endorsement by the MHA Board of Directors

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
   

Executive Director - Dick Smith
Masonry Heater News Editor - Norbert Senf
Webmaster - Norbert Senf


MHA Announces 2016 Masonry Heater Classes

Workshop with Igor Kuznetsov

Dvurechensk, Russia -- August 14 - 28, 2016


Wood-fired oven complex for a Persian supermarket:

6x7ft vaulted oven and 7ft diameter dome oven

Designed by Alex Chernov.
Built by Stovemaster Ltd with help of John Davies, Matthew Fraud and Joshua McGee

Russian Steam Sauna Heater Workshop

with Alex Chernov
Caledon, ON  -- August 11 -14, 2016

Interesting Bake Oven Hearth Material Discussion

Yahoo MHA members list


Erik Nilsen and Marcus Flynn


Matzoh Oven, Brooklyn NY. The matzohs take about 10 seconds to bake. Click for video clip


The oven ceiling is at 1600F. It is fired with wood and coal. Video clip.

Montreal matzoh oven rebuild


Grill Like the Chefs: Throw Everything Onto the Fire

New York Times, May 25/16


Structural steel design to cantilever heated bench onto wooden floor w. 2" airspace.

white oven in stanbridge east
White Oven in Stanbridge East, Quebec

by Marcus Flynn


The Weingarten Water Heater Collection

Check out some interesting "new" concepts


Skip Barnett, Inventor of the Condar Portable Dilution Tunnel

3 day course on emissions testing, organized by OMNI for MHA in 1991
download a transcript






Traditional Tyrolean Stubenofen

with Stephan Polatschek and Eric Moshier, Wildacres 2016


Kachelofen by Jessica Steinhauser

Lloydminster, Alberta
Link to Facebook album 


Rocket Cook Stove / Heater

with Max Edleson, Wildacres 2016


Firetube Kachelofen workshop at Wildacres

with Axel Schmitz and crew


Pizza Oven with Pat Manley

Wildacres 2016


Combination Double Bell heater with bakeoven and PriorFire open fireplace

By Alex Chernov and Chris Prior, Wildacres 2016


Wildacres 2016 Test Heater - Photo Report


Wildacres 2016 Photo Report

by Norbert Senf

Tulikivi heater
Tulikivi donation to MHA's annual fundraising auction!




Maple Syrup Evaporators

by Marcus Flynn




History of the  Top Down Burn

Photo report on combination Double Bell / Priorfire Fireplace workshop, Wildacres 2016 




Cabin Cookstove/Heater Workshop with Eric Moshier

May 4 - 6, 2016, North House Folk School, Minnesota


Wildacres 2016

Click here for full sized image
Check back soon for photo reports

     


Pat Manley Brick Pizza Oven 

Katie Wyers is Chef at Taliesin, the Frank Loyd Wright School of Architecture in Wisconsin.
She had asked MHA member Lew Lama about building a wood fired oven, and decided to drive down with him to attend Pat Manley's workshop, after Lew had recommended reading Richard Miscovitch's "From the Wood-Fired Oven"


See most recent update (March 20/16)

Wildacres 2016 - Schedule of Events

Wildacres 2016 - Registration List

March newsletter with Wildacres update


Repeatability test results from MHA's new lab

Updated April 1/16
Abstract and Powerpoint of presentation at Brookhaven National Laboratory for the Pellet Stove Design Challenge, Apr. 6/16

An Investigation of the Variability of Particulate Emissions from Woodstoves in New Zealand

G. Colson, R. Bian and E. Somervell, in Aerosol and Air Quality Research, November 2015

Round Robin Test of a Wood Stove -
The influence of standards, test procedures and calculation procedures on the emission level

Skreiberg et al., Biomass and Bioenergy, 1997

How much heat is there in one pound of wood?

by Sam Foote, P.E.
from MHA News, 1992 (print edition)


O.S.H.A. Silica Final Rule Released




Wildacres Heater Testing Workshop

Short single bell heater, designed by Homestead Heat




EPA's Original Proposals re Calculated Heaters

From the 2013 EPA draft NSPS proposal, which served as the basis for MHA's comments

MHA Technical Committee Action Plan 2015 - 2016
April 23, 2015


Report from Pat Manley, Mar 16/16

12 Day Stove Workshop in Poland, May 15 - 27, 2016

With Igor Kuznetsov.
Organised by the Polish Stove Builders' Association


Emissions Testing Basics

MHA Technical Committee

Biomass Combustor Efficiency

Biomass Combustion Institute

International Cookstove Testing Standards

in Environmental Science and Technology


Report from Damien Lehman, AFPMA-Tech

more real time burn rate measurements in a masonry heater
via MHA-tech list


The Definitive Guide to EPA's New Source Performance Standards for New Wood Heaters 2015

Intertek


Measuring real time burn rate in a masonry heater

Damien Lehmann (AFPMA, Masonry Heater Association of France)


Fireplace/Cooking Complex by Igor Kuznetsov


Results of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Woodstove Retrofit Challenge


Chimney Connection #16

Marcus Flynn


How to build an outdoor kitchen

by Henrik Lepel

Principles of Deep Energy Retrofits: Homes & Buildings

Marc Rosenbaum, P.E.


Feb 15/16 Modifications to MHA Research Heater.


Wildacrest 2016 combustion testing workshop

preliminary design by MHA tech committee member Carsten Homstead
Check out last year's testing workshop

Harbison Walker 2005 Refractory Handbook

Thanks to Dave Wilcox for the link


Preliminary testing begins at MHA's new lab

North American Contraflow Firing Instructions

by Marcus Flynn


The Cabin Stove

by Firespeaking


Arthur Brown, "Fire"


Thanks to Marcus Flynn for the video flashback to 1968


Lepuschenko stove after 34 years


brief report by Mark Seymour






MHA Research Heater, Jan 19/16

Lab setup is progressing, and preliminary testing is expected to start within a week.


Download the January MHA Newsletter

Designing a thermal shock resistant clay mix

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott et al

Blowing Smoke
Why improved cookstove performance tests are mostly hot air

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott et al.
Principal Technical Advisor, Sustainable Energy Technology Research Center (SeTAR), University of Johannesburg, South Africa

















      Eco Firebox by Boris Kukolj


Download a Free Residential Heat Loss Calculator (Excel)


developed by Marc Rosenbaum, PE,  for use in his "Zero Net Energy Homes" course
offered through NESEA's Building Energy Masters Series.








5 Most Popular Workshops from the 
MHA Projects Page

1.) - Backyard Oven Workshop with Peter Moore

2.) - French Bake Oven Workshop with Norbert Senf

3.) - Small Commercial Pizza Oven Workshop with Pat Manley

4.) - Easy to Build Experimental Oven with Alex Chernov

5.) - Cob Oven Workshop with Tom Trout


Contraflow-bell hybrid with cookstove -  Marian Ozabal, Slovakia

Submitted by Marcus Flynn



Chimney connection #15

Marcus Flynn

The difference between North American and European efficiency calculations

Rick Curkeet, PE, Intertek


Progress report on MHA's new research heater

MHA Technical Committee, Dec 15/15
Background, updated Dec 29/15




Intelligent Heat System - High Energy Efficient Wood Stoves with Low Emissions

Jytte Illerup, Technical University of Denmark, Department of Chemical Engineering, Denmark




Heater by Max Edleson. Local newspaper article on masonry heaters




Brick cooker, Kyrgystan

Submitted by Crispin Pemberton-Pigott, who is on the MHA tech committee.












Woodstock Soapstone hybrid stove cold start test  (includes video)





2-1/8" thick oven dome by Jon Santiago


By Firespeaking


J-loop 22" heater core with 10' 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)





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