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The Masonry Heater

New to our lodge is a masonry heater faced in Adirondack Granite. Similar to a fireplace, a masonry heater has a firebox with a glass door where you can be mesmerized by the flickering flames. But instead of all that precious heat leaving the building out the chimney, it winds its way through a series of baffles heating the core and granite facade along the way.  The granite then gently radiates the heat back out into the room over an extended period of time. Add to this a bench to sit and warm yourself, a space underneath to warm your shoes, and a bake oven where we make flat-breads and other tempting goodies.

Click on the thumbnails below to see the evolution of the masonry heater.

Before the Masonry Heater   The Foundation   The Core   Inside the Baffle   Installing the Granite Blocks   Chimney and Chase Installation   The Finished Masonry Heater   After the Masonry Heater   The First Flatbread from the Oven

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