Posted on Fri - December 29, 2006

Old fireplace idea gets new life

I just ran across something I never knew before. I knew that fireplaces had to have a different design in cold places where they were the only source of heat, I just never knew what the design was. This is an old technology that shows every sign of being a classic.


It's that simple.

Turns out it is called a masonry fireplace and it harvests heat from the exhaust. Incredibly obvious when you think about it. And supremely practical.

I will have to include this in my house sketches from now on.

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