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May 25, 2020

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Schlieren photography showing air currents, including convection from body heat.
Note that masks with exhaust valves can project exhalations up to 30 feet.

Compound cut jig for dome oven construction by Chris Springer

New: Virtual Wildacres Worshop from the Austrian Tile Stove Association

"The idea for this stove came in 1999, and a team from The Austrian Tile Stove Association helped to make this stove close to perfection." ... Austrian stove master Richard Jussel.
Richard and Thomas Schiffert
visited Wildacres in 2007.
This is the online premiere of the 3 hour video showing the complete build in a barn in Austria, prior to a workshop
presentation in Niger, Africa.
The language is German, but the visual presentation is complete.

The page for this workshop is linked on the newly  updated MHA Projects Page

Wildacres Happy Hour in the time of Corona Virus

Thanks to Jon Santiago for organizing. Check the MHA forum for future sessions.
photo credit: Stefan Polatschek

In Memoriam: Tom Stroud, Past President of MHA

Wildacres, 2008:
Tom Stroud, Senior Manager of Codes and Standards at HPBA (Hearth Patio and Barbeque Association), gave us a well received presentation on Codes, Standards and the current regulatory climate. Tom is a former President of MHA, and also chaired the original ASTM Task Group that produced ASTM E-1602.

Tom Stroud, Jerry Frisch, Albie Barden

Check out the Powerpoints from the NESCAUM Residential Wood Smoke Workshop at 2020 HPBA Expo.
TLDR: For the salient points relative to masonry heaters, check out this excerpt from John Ackerly's presentation.

The MHA Projects Page

Updated April 4, 2020

Oven building in Romania, 1942

Video 2

March16, 2020

Contraflow heater with heated bench retrofit into existing 8x8 chimney

Masonry Stove Builders

New York Times feature on Lloyd Kahn, pioneer of the green building and green architeture movements.

Cookstove Rebuild

Masonry Stove Builders

Cutting Compound Angles

by Chris Prior

History Corner:  When did the top-down burn come to North America?

Engineered HeatKit install onto a wooden floor.

Aarons Alternative Energy, Missouri

Optimization of Chimneys for Biomass Stoves

by Jason Prapas (PhD thesis, 2013)

HeatKit with facing by Owner

Custom coil system for hydronic floor heating, New Brunswick.

One of the founders of the modern brick oven artisan bread movement, Kathleen studied under Alan Scott.

Bakeoven Seminar with Alan Scott

MHA Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, March 1995

Sketchup model of Pisla HTT 602 door

Masonry Stove Builders. Click to download Sketchup model

By Marcus Flynn

45 gal drum insulated pizza oven (facebook album link)

by Michael Womersley

Collaborative for Automated Wood Heat

Slide show with amazing details of crafstmanship 

MHA News article

MHA members catalyze a stove project in Patagonia
by Jon Santiago
Facebook link to story

Mobile oven by Marty Pearson

See also: Testing an Oekosolve Electrostatic Precipitator at the 2018 Stove Design Challenge

Celebration of Life for Tom Trout

Celo, NC. September 22, 2019

Updated on September 8, 2019

Summer palace of Catharine the Great. Pushkin, Russia

Dick Smith

Albie Remembers Heikki

NESCAUM update and recommendations on EPA test methods, Feb 2019

2019 MHA Design Contest Results

Heater by Derek Kowalchuk, Fiddlerock Masonry

Wildacres 2019

Click image for full sized version.

Wildacres 2019 Photo Report

Wildacres 2019 Attendees List

Stove Drawings on Igor Kuznetsov Site

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