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Cool video of an Eco-labelled firebox burning 2x cleaner than a pellet stove
by Homestead Heat
this was the first eco-labelled (Austrian) firebox tested by MHA.
8" Damper by Marcus Flynn
Stacked heaters with tight chimney clearance, using 8" O.D. stainless flue liners.
Sketchup model by Masonry Stove Builders
by Igor Kuznetsov
Heater by Tony DaSilva
Connection for ICC 8" stainless flue liner
Sketchup model by Masonry Stove BuildersMHA Technical Committee Progress Report, Nov 15/16
Huge archive of technical information on wood gasification
page 1, page 2
French Oven Design Book
Community Oven by Red Clay Construction
Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
Infrared Images of Double Bell heater
by Saulius Prabulis, Poland
Heater by MHA member Kari Rale
36" x 36" Vaulted oven by Stovemaster Inc.
Toronto. Design by Stefan Polatschek.
Cedar trim hides low sloping roof with water pour-off at rear.
New product from Firespeaking
Mini steam boiler by Igor Kuznetsov
Outdoor cooking complex by Igor Kuznetsov
From left: oven, pizza oven, smoker, cooktop, boiler, heating complex
Bill Reiche, Mason
Pizza Oven with improved air system
by Igor Kuznetsov
Multi-function oven by Igor Kuznetsov
Multi-function oven with heat regulation by Igor Kuznetsov
Contraflow Heater by Marcus Flynn
Reused La Prairie bricks from the 1950s
by Igor Kuznetsov
Silicon Valley Innovation Institute
Find out why biochar producing stoves will become the next big thing.
American Institute of Architects Newsletter
49" x 63" Small Commercial Oven Core
3-D Construction Sequence in Sketchup (Masonry Stove Builders)
Using Sketchup to solve a cleanout access issue.
Bench connection is angled at 15 degrees to provide
access to bench tuning brick at chimney/heater connection
Verifying the access
Sketchup model by Masonry Stove Builders
Russian Bania (steam sauna) Workshop with Alex Chernov
Design of this heater is based on Igor Kuznetsov's highly successful NovPar Russian steam sauna stove concept ( www.stove.ru ).
is of Alex Chernov's design, which is different from Igor's version.
Invisible on the drawings is a steel box, holding rocks, which is
suspended above the firebox. The box is supported by its collar resting
on the firebricks along the firebox perimeter.
Check back for photo report.
Heatkit core kit w. 22" firebox and white bake oven.
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Strawbale house. Installation and finish by local mason.
Shiner facing method with Copper Castle stone veneer from Pangea Natural Stone
Cooking complex by Andrey Makarov (via Facebook)
Boris Kukolj visits MHA Lab
Boris volunteers as an elected MHA Board member, as well as a tech committee member.
He visited the lab as part of a 2 week heater-related road trip from British Columbia.
Perth Dry Stone Festival
Perth ON, July 22-24
Chimney connector for pizza oven
MHA Newsletter, July 19/16
Stainless door and hood
for portable ovens
by Jon Santiago and Jeremiah Church
Custom ceramic stove, Austrian Eco-Labelled firebox - Transylvania
by Nagy Zoltan and Korompai Peter
Commercial brick white bread ovens
Updated July 14/16
Interesting oven thermocouple setup
Fireplace by Andrew GrzadzielBiochar in Japan
Makoto Ogawa recalls a lifetime of work on biochar, fungi, and plant growth interaction
the Biochar Journal 2016, Arbaz, Switzerland
Published by the David Suzuki Institute, 2016Heat-Kit Assembly Video
This will become a big trend in woodburning - read this book and learn why (ed.)
below are photos of 500 lb of biochar I made last winter, using the Austrian eco-labelled firebox spec. for a retrofit firebox
2002. First time online.
Workshop with Igor Kuznetsov
Dvurechensk, Russia -- August 14 - 28, 2016
Designed by Alex Chernov.
Stovemaster Ltd with help of John Davies, Matthew Fraud and Joshua McGee
with Alex Chernov
Caledon, ON -- August 11 -14, 2016
Yahoo MHA members list
Matzoh Oven, Brooklyn NY. The matzohs take about 10 seconds to bake. Click for video clip
Montreal matzoh oven rebuild
The oven ceiling is at 1600F. It is fired with wood and coal. Video clip.
New York Times, May 25/16
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 1991Traditional Tyrolean Stubenofen
download a transcript
with Stephan Polatschek and Eric Moshier, Wildacres 2016Kachelofen by Jessica Steinhauser
Lloydminster, AlbertaRocket Cook Stove / Heater
Link to Facebook album
with Max Edleson, Wildacres 2016Firetube Kachelofen workshop at Wildacres
with Axel Schmitz and crew
By Alex Chernov and Chris Prior, Wildacres 2016Wildacres 2016 Photo Report
by Norbert Senf
Tulikivi donation to MHA's annual fundraising auction!
Maple Syrup Evaporators
by Marcus FlynnHistory 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, MinnesotaWildacres 2016
Click here for full sized image
Check back soon for photo reports
Katie Wyers is Chef at Taliesin, the Frank Loyd Wright School of Architecture in Wisconsin.
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 updateRepeatability 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
G. Colson, R. Bian and E. Somervell, in Aerosol and Air Quality Research, November 2015
Skreiberg et al., Biomass and Bioenergy, 1997
by Sam Foote, P.E.
from MHA News, 1992 (print edition)
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 commentsMHA
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. Emissions Testing Basics
Organised by the Polish Stove Builders' Association
MHA Technical Committee
Biomass Combustion InstituteInternational Cookstove Testing Standards
in Environmental Science and TechnologyReport from Damien Lehman, AFPMA-Tech
more real time burn rate measurements in a masonry heater
via MHA-tech list
Damien Lehmann (AFPMA, Masonry Heater Association of France)
Chimney Connection #16
Fireplace/Cooking Complex by Igor Kuznetsov
by Henrik Lepel
Marc Rosenbaum, P.E.
Wildacrest 2016 combustion testing workshop
preliminary design by MHA tech committee member Carsten Homstead
Check out last year's testing workshop
Thanks to Dave Wilcox for the link
Preliminary testing begins at MHA's new lab
North American Contraflow Firing Instructions
by Marcus Flynn
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
Why improved cookstove performance tests are mostly hot air
Crispin Pemberton-Pigott et al. Eco Firebox by Boris Kukolj
Principal Technical Advisor, Sustainable Energy Technology Research Center (SeTAR), University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Download a Free Residential Heat Loss Calculator (Excel)
5 Most Popular Workshops from the MHA Projects Page
1.) - Backyard
Oven Workshop with Peter Moore
2.) - French Bake
Workshop with Norbert Senf
3.) - Small Commercial
Workshop with Pat Manley
4.) - Easy
to Build Experimental Oven with Alex Chernov
5.) - Cob
Oven Workshop with Tom TroutContraflow-bell hybrid with cookstove - Marian Ozabal, Slovakia
Submitted by Marcus Flynn
Chimney connection #15The difference between North American and European efficiency calculations
Rick Curkeet, PE, IntertekProgress report on MHA's new research heater
Intelligent Heat System - High Energy Efficient Wood Stoves with Low Emissions
MHA Technical Committee, Dec 15/15
Background, updated Dec 29/15
Jytte Illerup, Technical University of Denmark, Department of Chemical Engineering, DenmarkHeater by Max Edleson. Local newspaper article on masonry heatersBrick 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
J-loop 22" heater core with 10' heated bench, for ski lodge, Hakuba Japan. Mason: Aki Yoshimizu
Sketchup model by Masonry Stove BuildersOutside air installation for eco-firebox, using airtight gasketed damper
Interesting retrofit chimney installation discussion
European Wood Heating Technology Survey
New York State Energy Research and Development AuthorityNew 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)