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MHA News
October 4, 2014

Top 10 Articles

Best Technical Articles and Discussions

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2014 Wildacres Auction Raised $20,121.00List of Donors

MHA Heater Mason Training - - Schedule for 2014

MHA Board of Directors
2013 - 2015:

President Dan Givens
Vice President Marty Pearson
Secretary Ron Pihl
Treasurer  Doug Hargrave
Members at large Eric Moshier
Chris Prior

Executive Director - Dick Smith
MHA News Editor - Norbert Senf
Webmaster - Norbert Senf
Webmaster -
Max Edelson

Contraflow heater by Feu Vert

St. Irene, Quebec.
Bake oven, three flue chimney, heated bench. 
Black granite with 3 different finishes - flamed, polished and honed.

Visit at Marcus Flynn's house

with Aki Yoshimizu and Norbert Senf.

MHA issues timeline for development of masonry heater certification software

Precut 4" solid concrete block facing in Sketchup

HMED Workshop, Perth ON Sep 11 - 14, 2014

Contraflow heater by Marcus Flynn with Heatkit core
Contraflow heater by Marcus Flynn

Recycled Ormstown brick with Rose Arc en Ciel sandstone trim

Outdoor bake oven by Marcus Flynn
Exterior oven built in the style of Stovemaster

by Marcus Flynn

Facebook update from Hendrik Lepel

Slide from EPA presentation at AWMA conference in Montana August 7/14

"read the tea leaves"

Could you get a 65% annual return from a wood-burning boiler?

The Telegraph

bake oven by Steve Cohan
Bake Oven by Steve Cohan

Contraflow masonry heater by Marcus Flynn
Contraflow heater by Marcus Flynn

Reclaimed brick from 1900

Mobile pizza oven by Dave Wilcox
Mobile pizza oven by Dave Wilcox
NY commits $27 million to build wood heat industry

Wall Street Journal

On a recent motorcycle trip around the Gaspé penninsula, former MHA President Steve Bushway
presented Marcus Flynn with a ‘Certified Heater Builder’ pin at his home in Quebec

Stoves Competing for Spots in the Stove Design Workshop

Alliance for Green Heat announce entries

EPA Bolsters legal case for NSPS with new data

Alliance for Green Heat

Quebec offers 20% tax credit on masonry heaters.

Thanks to Marcus Flynn for the link

Russian TV kitchen

via Facebook

Greenhouse heater

by Max Edleson and Kiko Denzer

Fire Threat turns Energy Asset

Biomass magazine

From Facebook: Posted by Andrew Musiyaka

MHA Adds vBulletin Forums to website

Check it out

Cordwood Testing in a Non-Catalytic Wood Stove

Brookhaven National Laboratory, June 20, 2014

Wood Stove Politics: Democrats, Republicans and Unlikely Bedfellows

Biomass Magazine

Official MHA Submission of Comments to EPA regarding NSPS

Wildacres 2014 Report - (draft - updated on May 16)

MHA Heater Mason Training - - Schedule for 2014

Masonry heater hot water workshop with Joe Copeland, Eric Moshier and Dan Givens

Eco-labelled firebox testing update

from Boris Kukolj

First Masonry Stove in Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka pref., Japan

Martin Pearson, Jessica Steinhäuser, Brian Klipfel, Aki Yoshimizu and Kada Yuichi in Ito-shi, Japan.

Contraflow masonry heater by Marcus Flynn
Contraflow heater by Marcus Flynn

Asquith, Saskatchewan

Fireplace Retrofit by Masonry Stove Builders
Fireplace Retrofit

by Norbert Senf and Mike Payne

May 19/14: Alex Chernov (center) with Paul and Stefan Polatchek, at the ORTNER test facility in Austria.
They are building a triple skin and a double bell heater, to directly compare performance.

Pizza oven, Dalat Vietnam, sent by Tom Trout

Click for details

2014 Attendee list

MHA Annual Meeting Agenda - April 14 -20, 2014

Check out last year's meeting

Testing the Austrian Eco-firebox

Updated April 12/14 with 18 additional runs by Homestead Heat

Click for more

Masons on a Mission
Masons on a Mission

MHA asked to help build a heater on a Navaho reservation

Front row: Alex Larsen, Matt Helicke and Martin Palmer

Muskoka Kachelofen with acorn motif by Jessica Steinhauser

Heat Kit heater by Martin Palmer
Contraflow heater by Martin Palmer and Tim Murphy, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland

EPA Releases Proposed New Regulation, which includes Masonry Heaters

Masonry Heater Summary

John Ackerly, via Facebook

Observations 18 Years Later #2

by Marcus Flynn

Woodstove could save the world

Popular Mechanics

Renewable Heat NY funds 18 woody biomass projects

Biomass magazine

Measuring particulate emissions on a pellet stove with the Testo 380

(in German)

Heater build in Australia

by Marcus Flynn

The particulate emissions from all of the masonry heaters built in the U.S. in one year (about 500) equals the emissions from about 5 outdoor boilers.  The above photo demonstrates exactly why.
Based on data from the recent NYSERDA boiler field study, and research at MHA's Lopez Labs,  
Photo is from a great U.S. Forest Service article explaining NSPS

OMNI comparison data for the Condar portable dilution tunnel

This portable sampler is used by MHA's Lopez Labs
Correlation with EPA Method 5G-3 over 11 runs is fantastic!

White birch crib igniting from the side, shot at 240 frames per second.

Check out run HK-M16 - a white birch crib with side ignition and extensive video documentation

Maine Sunday Herald

Running a masonry heater emissions test

Lopez Labs instructional video - thanks to Jon Santiago for the camera work.

Masonry Heater testing at Lopez Labs
Fuel Crib testing at Lopez Labs

Updated February 3/14

Slow motion gas explosion video - mesmerizing

Update from Japan

by Aki Yoshimizu

Contraflow core with Tulikivi soapstone custom bench

Warmstone Fireplaces & Designs, Montana

Project in Vogues, France

by Marcus Flynn

Rocket Powered Kiln of Clay and Sawdust

by Kiko Denzer

Hybrid Oven

by Max Edleson

Kachelofen and Cook Stove by Jessica Steinhauser   (via Facebook)

Pisla HTT 602 door retrofit

NSPS: The Devil's in the Details

Biomass Magazine

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Gary is a P.E., an MHA Voting Member, and a partner in CrossFire Fireplaces

(Via Google Translate)

Biomass Magazine article

Wood Stove Decathlon
Testing Observations at the Wood Stove Decathlon

Particulate Sampling Comparison Testing at Brookhaven National Laboratory

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