Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co (July 1996)
Paperback: 192 pages
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Masonry stoves offer good solutions to many of the problems associated with wood burning. They provide clean combustion at a high temperature, good efficiency, a high degree of safety, and little or no pollution. Masonry stoves require little care, needing to be fed only once or twice a day. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes from simple to elegant and from mad to Gothic. And, fortunately for homeowners, they are easily adapted to a variety of structures including solar designs.
The Book of Masonry Stoves represents the first comprehensive survey ever published of all the major types of masonry heating systems, ancient and modern. Detailed plans and building information are included in the book. As a complete introduction to masonry stoves, it will help many people rediscover the economic and personal pleasure of heating with wood–an old way of warming–using masonry stoves. 192 pages, 1984