So you want a masonry heater?

These are the steps for planning and various options.

  1. Is this a retrofit or new construction?
  2. What is the supporting floor made from?  Will it be able to hold 5+ tons of additional weight?  Does it need re-inforcing?
  3. What square footage of home are you heating?
  4. Remember this is a radiant heat source so you will not feel the heat radiating to you unless you are in direct line of sight to the heater.
  5. Where is your chimney routed?  Is there a current chimney chase?  Where does it exit the roofline?
  6. What type of core do you want?
  7. Do you want a bakeoven?  Black or white bakeoven?
  8. What type of veneer do you prefer?