The Missouri Designed Masonry Stove
booklet was published with funds supplied by the U.S. Department ofEnergy. Special recognition is to be given Norman Lenhardt of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources'Division of Energy for his extensive research, drafting, and editing of the content.
Foell, IndustrialTechnology senior at Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU), refined many of the graphics in the HarrisCumputer Center at SMSU. Linn Sunderland, of Southeast Community College, Beatrice, Nebraska, alsosupplied information. The manual was conceived in response to a slow but steady increase of requests forinformation about masonry stoves ("Russian" fireplaces). General information and conceptual informationhas been available for the past few years in popular magazines. However, there seemed to be only a limitedamount
in-depth information on how to build and operate a masonry stove, even though a few organizationshave supplied information to their members.Many
these information sources have been reviewed. While these sources were helpful, they all seemed tobe incomplete within themselves, also most of the stoves (as described) were too large for most homes. Forthis reason, it was decided to try to publish a more comprehensive write-up with suggested drawings andconstruction details.PHONE: (314) 751-4000