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Pyromasse Masonry Heaters Articles

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 builders of Finnish style contraflow masonry heaters and wood fired cookstoves.

The facing brick were taken from a recently demolished out building, and are 200 years old. 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 chimneys connector is of castable refractory concrete.

The intention of the articles is to assist the auto constructor of a masonry heater 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

Articles are listed chronologically by most recent first. Click here for Articles by Category.

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The Ruins At Puddledock


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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 Vosges Project notes


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Grind Slowly Moudre Fin in Stanbridge East


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Observations 16 Years Later


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Observations 11 Years Later


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Asturias Project Notes


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Cocina Economica


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Vislovo Teplushka


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Chimney Connection #11


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Bell Cookstove


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Chimney Connection #9


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The day I met Jean Talon


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Prunet


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Ham


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Bypass. A superfluous Complication


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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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Ondol


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Birth Of A Steam Crack


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Krestianskaya Teplushka


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Project Notes Gironde


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Chimney Connection #10


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We Are The Dead


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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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St-Elzear de Beauce


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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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Observations Five Years Later


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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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Clandestine Baking


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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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Isla De Ometepe Nicaragua C.A. : Regarding Local Ovens


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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

A contraflow Takka built in Deauville QC during the summer of 1995.

The facing brick were taken from a recently demolished out building, and are 200 years old. The chimneys connector is of castable refractory concrete.


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