Heaters: Hand & Kit Built
Instructors: Alex Chernov & Jon Sheaff
May 10th to 15th, 2010.
Fees: $525* CDN
for registration: MONDAY APRIL 19. Additional fees will apply
after this date.
*fees include lunch for participants on workshop
days and camping accommodations.
Masonry heaters are the most efficient way
to burn wood for heat using traditional & natural materials.
The burn is so efficient when done properly that hardly any smoke
is produced! These stoves are designed to burn hot and fast (typically
two, 45 minute burn cycles per 24 hr period). These short burns
charge the thermal mass surrounding the heater which then gives
off even radiant heat all day. Due to this high temperature burn,
the range of fuel is also greatly expanded to softwoods, twigs,
and even manure. This workshop will teach the participant the
design parameters and hands on skills to fabricate a custom firebox
and heater core. While it takes years to master this craft, you
will come away from this workshop with the necessary skills to
build your own, particularly if you are already a skilled mason.
In the second-half of the workshop, Jon Sheaff from Crossfire
Fireplaces will join us to demonstarte a kit-built version of
the masonry heater. A kit built system has all of the same advantages
of a custom built in terms of efficiency and ease of use. Its
advantage is in its design which faciliates easy installation
and affordability. This will be a great workshop for the multitalented
builder or DIY person with basic skills.
Links of interest:
Chernov's website www.stovemaster.com
Masonry Heater Association of North America www.mha-net.org
The site features FREE camping featuring an outdoor
kitchen, outhouse and solar shower.
Please bring your own camping gear and cooking implements.
Other accommodations are available here:
also request that participants sign a Waiver prior to the commencement
of the workshop.