Sunday, November 2, 2008

Masonry Heater core and brick facing, hand built in Cabot, Vermont

Some pictures of another masonry heater I'm building in Cabot. This one is a retro-fit, faced with KF Heritage D bricks, along with a new 2-flue brick chimney for the house. It has an oven and bread warming nook on the kitchen side and the firebox on the living room side, with wood storage between the heater and chimney, and a stainless steel water coil for heating domestic hot water.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Masonry heater facing in Marshfield, Vermont

First fire!

all the stone has been hand picked at the construction site, except for the bluestone bench

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Masonry Heater and chimney top, Ripton, VT

Just a few pictures to add now that the heater's doors have been installed.

The chimney top:

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Masonry Heater stone work finished and start of brick chimney.

It is always satisfying to finish some stone work. The first and only heater with a verde antique facing. The stone is very much like raw soapstone, and it will look even better once it's cleaned. It's hard to see in the photos how green these stones are but here's the latest photo. The bench and cap stones are black slate, as well as the stone forming the oven arch.

On the second floor, the chimney changes to Vermont water struck bricks. Here's the start.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Heat-Kit installation photo series.

Here is my third solo Heat-Kit installation. It has an outside air intake, with a damper installation visible in the close-ups.

Ready for the firebox floor.

Outside air intake damper, closed

and open.

Firebox Lintel.

Ready for oven parts.

Oven back.

Oven top.

Almost there.

Fin. (except for fiberglass wrap, to be done when I return to do the facing.)

Heat-Kit installation, Stone Masonry Heater (Ripton,VT), and Heater base construction(Marshfield)

I really like the slate arch form, and I get to leave it in place.

The chimney takes a step back to make a ledge.

Thimble for a cookstove.

Cap stones on the heater and heading for the ceiling.

Block work can be fun.

Pooring the ash dump floor.
Reaching for another ceiling.
Starting the chimney on the first floor slab.