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Masonry heater build in tiny house

 
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Hello folks

I have finally begun building my masonry heater. It is based off of matt walker's riserless core. The parts have been mostly scrounged or free. What i have spent money on is the white IFB bricks, secondary air tube, wood feed door, the superwool, and fire clay.

Here is a link to  Matt Walker's riserless core

Here is where i purchased the door/secondary feed tube.  Dragon tech RMH!

I want to start out by saying i have not done any masonry work before. Having erica/ernie's book here has been tremendous help. Also having the tremendous support of pemies has been fantastic so thank you to everyone who has asked question on here. And thank you to those who have help answer those questions.


Today i spent my time stacking the riserless core and began trying to figure out the transition to the heavy mass storage. Is there any issues with using a 4.5" x 9" channel for my air path in the mass storage area? The CSA is @ 40 with the 4.5 x 9.

The stove is going to have a double skin. I will be putting up red clay bricks around the outside.




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the base.
the base.
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What i am hoping it will look like. only nicer
What i am hoping it will look like. only nicer
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dry stacked
dry stacked
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had to level part of the bricks. I used clay slip
had to level part of the bricks. I used clay slip
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base layer with secondary air tube in
base layer with secondary air tube in
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Base layer for the heavier mass. Most likely going to fill the holes with perlite.
Base layer for the heavier mass. Most likely going to fill the holes with perlite.
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first course slipped up
first course slipped up
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second layer slipped up
second layer slipped up
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one option for routing the gases/exhaust
one option for routing the gases/exhaust
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exhaust routing
exhaust routing
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exhaust routing
exhaust routing
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next two layers put on.
next two layers put on.
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another of the finished riserless core
another of the finished riserless core
 
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Oh, wow. This is primo stuff. Please keep posting the work in progress.
 
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Does the wooden floor need strengthening?
 
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lots of new skills learned here.

It seems for me soaking the red clay bricks than applying the mortar( which is just local soil sifted, mixed with some wood stove ash) to the wall first and than placing the brick on the wall works much better. As aposed to buttering the brick first and than putting it on the wall.

As far as putting the full sized fire bricks i found today that not making them wet at all and just using fireclay(clay slip) resulted in the best results.

I am super stoked to get this sealed up! I am excited to use it! Enjoying building and learning new skills.


John C Daley wrote:Does the wooden floor need strengthening?



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https://permies.com/t/165626/Tiny-House-Build-picture-heavy
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start of the bell
start of the bell
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bell
bell
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red clay bricks on the stove
red clay bricks on the stove
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other side of the stove
other side of the stove
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another brick in the wall
another brick in the wall
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brick brick brick
brick brick brick
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another brick in the wall
another brick in the wall
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adding more to the bell
adding more to the bell
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finally past the transison area where the core of the stove enters the bell
finally past the transison area where the core of the stove enters the bell
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another of the transistion area
another of the transistion area
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transistion area up close. It is about 6 1/2 x 7
transistion area up close. It is about 6 1/2 x 7
 
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