March 23, 2017 | Posted in: Bakeoven, Cooking, J Loop, Masonry Heater, Masonry Heater Door, Pizza Oven, Soapstone, SR-13 core, Stone Fireplace, Uncategorized, White Oven, Workshop

This is one of our standard SR-13 masonry heater core systems with our new white oven design.  The soapstone for the facing of this heater was donated by Alberene Soapstone in Schuyler Virgina and the doors where donated by Solid Rock Masonry for the Masonry Heater Associations annual auction.  We fabricated the soapstone while teaching a workshop at the MHA annual meeting where we were teaching other masons how to fabricate soapstone for masonry heater building.  We built this heater in northern NC with the help of Willy, an awesome local mason that lived near the homeowners.

Heater engine before draft channels.


Top vented channels.

Soapstone being set. Straps keep the soapstone from moving while backfilling with mortar.

Soapstone pinned together.  Mortar backfill in place.

Top vented chimney adapter.

Willy insulating the top of the heater.

Me and Willy

Finished heater