We have our winter’s entertainment — 4 Comments

  1. I have a bit smart wood stove for my mountain cabin (a tiny but well apportioned 64 sq ft. Like yiu, I use brick surrounds for added thermal mass and surround my stovepipe with flue liners (one horizontal with holes bored I to the back to pass the pipe, leaving a warming oven/heat dispenser). I have two layers of stamped metal firewall with spacers between set behind the wood stove also. I use homemade firebrick close to the stove and red brick on outer ‘walls’z. What a difference it makes for heat retention when the weather is zero and the winds are blowing. Ever grateful for cozy warmth!

  2. WOW…..what a neat look. It fits in perfectly with your decor.

    and, definitely it will retain the heat longer. You never cease to amaze me with your ideas.

  3. I second the great idea (and Good Looks) on the heat sink for your stove.
    Very well done.

    We hope to put in a wood stove in the near future, so don’t be surprised if your idea for the heat sink is “borrowed”. :)

  4. I love the idea of a “heat sink.” I have never heard of doing that but the thermal mass heat retention is brilliant! Thanks for sharing the creativity!