Garnet Morgan wrote:I am planning on replacing my small, top-loading, inefficient, and otherwise crappy wood stove this summer. I would like to use the existing chimney,
Byron Campbell wrote:It's a lot of work, however. For an idea of about what you're getting yourself into check out this example. Here's a mostly step by step MHA workshop build of a compact footprint bell heater, with hot plate, and a black oven:
William Bronson wrote: The bell and masonry stove shown use a lot of fire brick to line their insides. To me, that is where cob might be a useful choice, as a lining.
William Bronson wrote: The woodfired oven enthusiasts have a lot to say about materials and heat.
Satamax Antone wrote:First, check thoses links.
Satamax Antone wrote:And if you want a cheap bell, my opinion is to get either barrels, or square/rectangular metallic tanks, like old home heating fuel tanks, or tractor fuel tanks. And use thoses as single or multiple bells,. Covered with whatever material you can. If protected by a thin sheet of metal inside, even concrete can work well enough. So a whole lot of choice are availlable to you. Stones, bricks, even cheapish ones, you don't need firebricks in that case.
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