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Cob + Firebrick = Masonry Heater Experiment

 
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I got some clay and sand and firebrick and put together an experimental (for me, anyway) small masonry heater this last winter. I wrote about it for my friend Max Edleson and his website Hand Print Press.
You can read more here:
http://www.handprintpress.com/home-heat/cob-firebrick-masonry-heater-experiment/

-Nate
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Location: Wakefield, Quebec, zone 3b/4a CAN
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Thanks for this Nate, I'm still trying to decide how to heat our next house and the creative juices are flowing.
 
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Nate is that one of Max's designs? looks good.
 
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Thanks, Ernie. The design was definitely inspired by Max's experiments with the "cabin heater" he posted about on his website, but really I just made it up myself based on previous experience building large contraflow heaters, and trying to fit it into the room.
 
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Nate,

Beautiful and inspiring stove. Any idea how it weathered it's first year as far as cracking?

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