We fired up the new masonry mass heater for a test, and were quite excited about how well it works.
Traditional masonry heaters take hours to heat up. This variation, using our Elm wood stove, begins providing radiant heat within half an hour, and gradually stores heat in the masonry mass for release gradually as the wood stove temp is reduced.
My friend Brooke How, mason and horse shoe specialist, started work this week on a somewhat unique wood storage bin. In the coming weeks I will share photos and video on just how it works to keep wood warm and dry and more…………..
John heats his home with a combination of systems. There is the radiant Elm stove in the lower level, which also heats water in conjunction with the 2 solar panels on the South side of his house. There is also an oil fired boiler, which he uses as little as possible.
This quick video will show you how to use this handy tool.
I am proud to share a short look at Jesse James’ Elm stove. He’ll be heating his metal shop in Austin, Texas with this beauty.
Jesse James, world famous motorcycle builder and hot rod builder, has selected an Elm stove to heat his new metal shop. You will be able to see the Elm on his upcoming episodes, providing heat and a place to keep his coffee warm. He was inspired by the monster stove I built last year for a local maple syrup maker.