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.