Old Stove gets new life - Port Townsend, WA
An older and large woodstove was reworked to improve it's efficiency of combustion, efficiency of heat transfer and safety. The large firebox was completely redesigned and this has resulted in incredible efficiency gains - the stove's owner reports using only 1/8th of the firewood as before!! What was previously a 36" deep firebox is now a 16" deep firebox, separated by a partition wall from a rear "bell". A masonry shell was constructed around the stove to warm room air and provide longterm radiant heat.