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2894Masonry Heater with oven and Cook Stove Workshop Oct. 26-31 or Oct 28-31, 2012

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  • Marge Padgitt
    Sep 24, 2012

      For Homeowners and Masons

      Masonry Heaters are clean-burning heating appliances that use the
      renewable resource of wood for fuel. They are site built, with a core
      that is hand-built or pre-cast. Masonry heaters use no electricity,
      gas, fans, or duct work, and work by storing heat in a thermal mass,
      then emitting radiant heat to the living space. Find out why Masonry
      Heaters are the best heating option today! Masons, skilled homeowners,
      and contractors interested in learning new skills will want to attend
      this intensive training session.

      The Heater Mason Development Program (HMED) has proven to be an
      excellent tool to learn more about masonry heaters. The curriculum is
      designed as an introductory course for masons or homeownwers who want to
      know more about the heating appliance. This course may be used as a
      "professional credential" good towards the Certified Heater
      Mason program.

      The workshop is being held October 26 – 31, 2012 in Sullivan
      Missouri, near St. Louis. Workshop participants will learn how masonry
      heaters work, and participate in the the basics of heater building,
      hands-on heater core building, and hands-on oven core installation. A
      heated bench and wood-burning cook stove are also part of the program.
      This workshop is an approved HMED program for those wishing to become
      Certified Heater Masons.

      The class schedule is as follows:

      October 26-27: Intensive classroom training with HMED approved credit
      towards Certification (Certified Heater Mason). Heater builders who wish
      to be Certified Heater Masons can apply credits for this course. Other
      builders and homeowners are encouraged to attend in order to learn the
      basics of Masonry Heaters which is extremely important!

      October 28-29: Hands-on workshop- build a contra-flow masonry heater
      with bake oven and heated bench!

      October 30 -31: Hands-on workshop bonus- Build a wood-fired cook-stove!

      Those wishing to stay longer to assist with the exterior finishing work
      are welcome.

      The project instructors are Jerry Frisch, owner of Lopez Quarries in
      Everett, Washington, Gary Hart,owner of Aaron's Ltd. Alternative Energy
      in High Ridge, Missouri, and Gene Padgitt, Vice President of
      HearthMasters, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. All three men are
      Certified Heater Masons. Jerry Frisch is a master heater builder.

      Cost for the four-day HMED workshop is $795 for MHA Members and $900 for
      non-members, plus bonus two-day cook stove workshop. ALL 6 days!


      $400 for non-HMED participants: attend any or all days from Oct 28 –
      31- FOUR days!

      Visit www.mha-net.org or call Richard Smith, Executive Director, at
      520-883-0191 for more information or to register for the workshops.
      E-mail mha.association@...
      Website: http://www.firecrest-fireplaces.com/

      Marge Padgitt, CCS, NFI, M.A.
      President, HearthMasters, Inc.

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