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The facing brick were taken from a recently demolished out building, and are 200 years old. A contraflow Takka built in Deauville QC during the summer of 1995. The chimneys connector is of castable refractory concrete. The site is situated in a small hamlet in the Massif de Megal Haute Loire, about 2 km from the ancient pilgrim road to Santiago de Compostella.

The construction articles on these pages illustrate only my own personal experience and are not necessarily proven standards employed by other stove builders.
The intention of the articles is to assist the auto constructor by providing a basic map of the trade and materials, and illuminating what has traditionally been a closed, protected, and peripheral profession.
Any feedback, positive or negative, from those who have benefited from these articles is welcome and will be posted on a linked page from the relevant article.

Marcus Flynn

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Over air conversion


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WaWaBar and Karata


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Moskitia: Field Notes


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Cleaning The Oven Of Philip Baker In Stanbridge East


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Sweet Men Of Stanbridge East


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Chimney Connection #16


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Chimney Connection #15


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Repair Detail 24 years later


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Chimney Connection #14


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Castable Refractory Concrete. Observations 20 years later.


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Observations 18 Years Later #2


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Chimney Connection #13. Masonry Heater Construction In Australia


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Chimney Connection #12


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Les Vogues Project notes


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Grind Slowly Moudre Fin in Stanbridge East


Chimney Connection #11
Observations 11 Years Later


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Chimney Connection #11


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Chimney Connection #9


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Prunet


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Supplementary Under Air


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Cookstove Construction Notes


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Observations 18 Years Later #1


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Refractory Brick for Core Construction


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Observations In The Upper Chamber


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Krestianskaya Teplushka


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Chimney Connection #10


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Chimney Connection #8


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Les Potagers


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The Oven At Doucy


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French Oven #4


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Cookstove Construction Sequence


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Martin Muñoz De Las Posadas


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Observations eight years later


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HTC: Refractory mortar and its use in core construction


Using Castable Refractory Concrete In The Field
Saône Valley - Field Notes


On The Road To Compostella
On The Road To Compostella


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Community Ovens in the Massif de Megal


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Field Notes: Savoie


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Traditional exterior oven: Brittany


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Two Exterior Community Ovens: Savoie


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Notes From The End Of The Earth: Finistere 2008


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Chimney Connection #7 Calvados


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Chimney Connection #6


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Chimney Connection #5


Using Castable Refractory Concrete In The Field
Using Castable Refractory Concrete In The Field


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Field Notes Berry 2007


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Chimney Connection #4


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Jack Arch Construction Sequence


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Seine et Marne : Field Notes 2006


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Loire Atlantique #3: Field Notes 2006


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Loire Atlantique #2: Field Notes 2006


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Chimney Connection #3


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Chimney Connection #2


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Refractory Core Construction Sequence. 2006


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Refractory Core Maine-Et Loire 2006


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White Upper Chamber Bake Oven Images 2005


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Chimney Connection #1


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Operations in Auvergne 2003


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Project St. Laurent: 18th century house


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Traditional Exterior Bread Ovens on the Azuero Peninsula, Panama, C.A. (Field notes)


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Construction Experience of "White" Upper Chamber Bakeoven Option for Contraflow Heater


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The use of masonry heaters and ovens in Belarus today

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