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Northeast Russian Fireplace mason needed

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I live north of New York City about 50 miles. I'm building a new, energy efficient home, with superinsulated walls and a grass roof. It's going to be a model of efficiency, yet very stylish. At the heart of the home, in the basement, I have plans to put in a massive fireplace. However, I am having trouble finding a qualified mason to design and build a Russian fireplace. None of the local masons have experience with this style.

I need an experienced mason who has designed and built large, efficient, masonary fireplaces. My contractor just started the driveway yesterday, 2-16, so I will need someone within the next month or so. If you live in the NJ, NY, CT, VT, PA or ME area, please write.

You can email me at goanywhere2013@yahoo.com.

Thanks,

John

Best post what your expected (post #212651, reply #1 of 4)

Best post what your expected payout for this work is. 

I know masons in Seattle, but probably past your price range, even without travel costs? 

Try this:  Masonry Heater (post #212651, reply #2 of 4)

Try this:  Masonry Heater Association directory

http://www.mha-net.org/member-directory/

do you have a detailed (post #212651, reply #3 of 4)

do you have a detailed design? not having one would be the only reason i can see being the reason for not finding someone that can do it

John (post #212651, reply #4 of 4)

The tip to look at the MHA site is a good one.  This organization is more like the euro guilds.  I know you can find a member to vett in your area.

and do this b/4 you break ground as the key to these heaters are the heat holding mass and that requires substantial footings.

we've used our soapstone heater now for over 25 years and I can attest to its ability as both a primary and secondary heat source.

best of luck.

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