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Efficient and reliable - uses wood for heating, cooking, and baking.

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soapstone masonry heater

Other Benefits:

pizza oven

Maintenance Requirements:

empty ashes, load with wood, wash soot off glass doors

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

added insulation, new windows

My Motivation:

benefit the environment, not freeze in my bed when the grid goes down.

Additional Notes:

My site was unsuited for solar panels as I have trees in the way. Also, the small stream was unsuited for microhydro. So, wood seemed to be the only alternative. The system is beautiful, actually.

Open House Info:

Will host an open house Oct 13, 2012.

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