Your Cart

The Book of Masonry Stoves: Rediscovering an Old Way of Warming

The Book of Masonry Stoves: Rediscovering an Old Way of Warming

The Book of Masonry Stoves: Rediscovering an Old Way of Warming

$35.00

Lyle, David

Pap. White River Jct., 1996

Book ID: 20226

Within the past decade, millions of Americans have discovered the economic benefits and personal pleasures of heating with wood. At the same time, many have discovered that there are serious problems associated with wood heat and iron stoves: chimney fires from creosote, air pollution from poor combustion, and structural fires caused by faulty stove installation. The masonry stove, widely used in Europe and Asia for centuries, surmounts these problems. 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 austere to gothic. And they are easily adapted to a variety of structures including solar designs.

192 pp. 144 B&W photos, illus.