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Masonry Heaters Burn Hot and Clean

If you have a large house and you want to heat with wood, you might consider building a Russian-style masonry wood stove

Posted on Nov 1 2012 by Alex Wilson

Over the past two weeks I’ve written about wood stoves and pellet heating. This week I’ll focus on another way to burn wood cleanly and efficiently: using a masonry heater.


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  1. Tulikivi
  2. Masonry Heater Association of North America

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Are Masonry Heaters a Good Match for Superinsulated Houses?

Or would this high capacity heater be too much of a good thing?

Posted on Jan 24 2011 by Scott Gibson

In New York City, it's been considered a real coup to land an apartment with a fireplace. Now, according to The New York Times, those once lucky urban dwellers are having second thoughts. New concerns about the environmental and health hazards of wood smoke, an article this week said, are outweighing the charm of those cheery winter fires.


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  1. Temp-Cast

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