Curing fire schedule for a new Masonry Heater

Posted in Curing Fires for masonry heater or oven, Education, Masonry Heater, Masonry heater core, SR Refractory cast core system

This is the curing fire schedule that we recommend all of our clients use for curing a new masonry heater.  You basically want to start out small with your fires and gradually add ~ 3-5# of wood per day.  You

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Luhrsen Lake Superior Stone Fireplace

Posted in Fireplace, Heater Love, masonry fireplace, PriorFire Firebox, Rosin Firebox, Stone Fireplace

The stone for this project was hand picked by the Luhrsens at various locations along Lake Superior.  We designed a Rosin Style 36″x36″ PriorFire Firebox into this fireplace because this is one of the most efficient open hearth fireboxes that

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Cook Lake 48″ PriorFire Fireplace Retrofit

Posted in Fireplace, masonry fireplace, PriorFire Firebox, Restoration, Rosin Firebox

We upgraded the inefficient existing fireplace that the homeowners originally had to a much more efficient PriorFire/Rosin style firebox.  We also relined the chimney with a smaller 9″ flexible stainless steel chimney and insulated the extra space between the new

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Mt. Horeb SR-22 Bell Heater with black oven. Tulikivi Harmaja & 36×36″ PriorFire Fireplace.

Posted in Bakeoven, Black Oven, Cooking, Double Bell Heater, Fireplace, Heater Love, masonry fireplace, Masonry Heater, Masonry heater core, Masonry Heater Door, PriorFire Firebox, Rosin Firebox, Russian Bell Masonry Heater, SR-22 Core, Stone Fireplace, Stone masonry heater

Here are some updated final photo’s from the project down by Mt. Horeb WI.  We built one of our SR-22 masonry heating systems with a black oven and double bell heating chambers.  We also built a 36″x36″ PriorFire/Rosin style fireplace

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Gunflint Fireplace finished with local fieldstone and Gunflint slate.

Posted in Fireplace, Heater Love, masonry fireplace, Stone Fireplace, Taconite stone

We built this fireplace at Gunflint Lodge and finished the fireplace with local fieldstone and Gunflint slate.  Bruce, the owner of Gunflint Lodge gave us some creative leeway to come up with a unique design for one of his cabins.

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Fuess SR-22 with white oven and side heat battery. Finished with brick and limestone trim. Full SR-22 hybrid build.

Posted in Brick masonry heater, Chimney, Custom masonry heater core, Double Bell Heater, Masonry Heater, Masonry heater core, Masonry Heater Door, SR-22 Core, White Oven

We built one of our SR-22 masonry heaters with a white oven and 2 bells over by Marquette MI for the Fuess project.  The heater was finished with red brick and Indiana limestone accent stones.  This is the full build

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Balas SR-18 masonry heating system with oval channels, a rear facing white oven and heated bench. Finished in fieldstone, brick, and stucco. Brick was finished with clay plaster.

Posted in Bakeoven, Brick masonry heater, Chimney, Contraflow Heater, heated bench, Masonry Heater, Masonry heater core, SR-18 core, Stone masonry heater, Stucco heater, White Oven

We built this masonry mass stove down by Strum WI for one of Mark Morgans of www.bearpawconstruction.com clients.  Mark is one of the most well versed green building contractors in the US.  He teaches green building across the country and

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Casey SR-13 Top vented heater with white oven and 3 sided heated bench. Finished in 3″ concrete block.

Posted in Bakeoven, heated bench, J Loop, Masonry Heater, Masonry heater core, SR-13 core, top vented masonry heater, White Oven

We built this masonry heater over by Sarona WI with one of our SR-13 top vented masonry heater core systems with a white oven and 3 sided heated bench.  We laid 3″ CMU around the heater core and hearth.  The

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Christensen SR-18 see-thru masonry heater Finished in Custom Alberene Soapstone with a 4 sided bench

Posted in 4-sided hearth, Custom masonry heater core, Heater Love, J Loop, masonry fireplace, Masonry Heater, Masonry heater core, see-thru firebox, Soapstone, SR-18 core, top vented masonry heater, wood box

We built this custom soapstone masonry heater for a client near Duluth MN.  The Christensens loved one of the custom Tulikivi masonry heater designs that Ron Phil in MT designed but was way out of their budget.  This is one

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Culham SR-18 6-sided masonry heater with rear facing white oven and front heated bench. Finished with reclaimed brick and hand split local granite hearth.

Posted in 6-sided masonry heater, Bakeoven, Brick masonry heater, heated bench, Masonry Heater, Masonry heater core, SR-18 core, top vented masonry heater, White Oven

 

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