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|From: Ruby44444 (Ruby44444aol.com)|
|Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 20:11:55 -0600|
At Pioneer Valley we had a long and lively discussion about the pros and cons of a fireplace in the commonhouse--and ended up with a masonery heater with a glass door. It's a huge brick affair dominating one wall, that has a firebox that's smaller than most fireplaces, but burns very hot and very big and bright. The smoke travels through what seems like miles of ducts heating the entire brickwork, so the thing radiates for hours afterwards after one load of wood. It burns very clean for wood because of the complicated drafts and ducts. Its works very well, and certainly does warm the place, provide the "flame experience" and draw people around it, as well as being economical (we're still burning scrap wood from construction 4 years later. it's either the best of both worlds, or a watered down fireplace, depending on your point of view. I think everyone here likes it (correct me, fellow PV's if I'm wrong) Rebecca Reid
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