Masonry Heater: The Russian Fireplace

Build a stone masonry heater as a home heating device, including masonry tips.

Firebrick Flue
Smoke rises from the firebrick flue, curls down the sides, and exits from the bottom rear.
Photo by MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff
Doors for the Unit
Fred Fitzpatrick makes his own doors for the units
Photo by MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff
Each successful installation is toasted.
Photo by MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff
Brick Facade
The Fitzpatrick fireplace has a brick facade.
Photo by MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff

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