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Custom Small Masonry Heater Workshop
May 2 - 6, 2001
Note: this page is unfinished. Pictures from
half of the workshop will be posted later.
The Bill of Materials and Cost Breakdown for
this heater is
available in the Members' Lounge
First stop on the way to Wildacres was an MHA heater building
Jay Hensley's new house in Kentucky. The workshop instructor was
The project was a custom compact heater with a side bake oven.
There was an unusual connection to an existing masonry chimney
several feet behind the heater in another room.
Also, ceiling height was restricted and the heater sat on a raised base.
More captions will follow later.
Custom stainless sliding damper.
Stainless 2x4 sliding bypass damper
View from inside the firebox
View from top just before ceiling slab installation
Combination white/black oven.
Applying plaster finish coat. Premixed white
thinset was used.
Installing the Heat-Kit door. Ceramic blanket is stuffed
into the 1/4" expansion joint between door frame
Installing UPO bakeoven door.
Question and answer session.
David Moore lays down the base for the tile raised hearth.
The existing chimney was raised by 24"
Jerry demonstrates his tile cleaning technique. A wet
towel is pulled over the fresh grout job to prevent
most of the the normal scum deposit that
accounts for most of the usual cleanup work.
Jay gets the bill.
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This page last updated on May 22, 2001
This page created on May 9, 2001