Building a Russian Masonry Heater From Bricks

Building a Russian woodstove from bricks, including building a stove, bricklaying advice, firestove materials, burning in the masonry stove and building diagram.



Russian woodstove 1
The first course of bricks.
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Diagram: Marv and Margaret's Russian firestove.
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Margaret standing next to the inside portion of the stove, which was made of soft brick and fire brick. Next, a hard brick case was built around this entire box.
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Hitzer E-Z Flo automatic coal stoker, hand-built by Amish craftsmen.
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Russian woodstove 2
The five flues taking shape inside of the stove. Note the firebrick lining in the first (rear) flue.
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Starting the outside case of bricks.
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Russian woodstove 3
"Roofing" the fire box.
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The Harman DVC-500 Direct Vent Coal Stoker.
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