Masonry Heaters & Ceramic stoves
Masonry Heaters are an age old and unique way to warm a home. A properly designed heater uses very little wood fuel while providing a wonderfully comfortable and healthy indoor environment. Also known as masonry stoves, kachelofens, Russian fireplaces, Finnish fireplaces, Swedish stoves, tile stoves, contra-flow fireplaces, radiant fireplaces and mass-storage fireplaces. Inside, masonry stoves burn hotter than metal wood stoves and their winding maze of flue (baffles) warms the surrounding masonry, which then emits heat for 18 to 24 hours. The temperature can reach 2000 degrees inside some masonry heaters (vs 700 inside a metal stove), yet they stay comfortable to the touch on the surface.
Traditional Norwegian Stove~
Frøken Jægers hus: Stein til glede
Gilgan straw bale, super green home. The massive, $25,000 soapstone fireplace, says Mr. Gilgan, was a joy to watch go together. Plates of stone were “stacked to make this weavin...
Take a look inside the super-green home of Matt Gilgan
Tulikiven Ksenia-takkauuni 2D-tilanjakajamallina. Tässä kohteessa takkatulta voi siis ihailla vaikka alkuillasta olohuoneessa ja katsella viimeisiä liekkejä makuuhuoneen puolella. Villa Atrium, kohde 2
A slow burning, low temperature, low oxygen fire produces tar and hydrocarbons, a fast, hot, air-fed fire burns the pollutants up. Add a storage battery (the masonry) and you have a very efficient, non-polluting heating system. A metal stove gives out its heat rapidly, thus never allowing the inside combustion temperatures to achieve the 1100 degree F plus needed to ignite all the gases.
Swedish Masonry Heater
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A Contura i41T soapstone woodburning stove by Hagley Stoves