Hampton, New Jersey: Swedish Five Channel Masonry Heater

The kitchen view of the rear of the existing fireplace.

The family decided to renovate the original kitchen and open up the floor plan. The heater’s bake-oven and radiant heat will both warm the kitchen.

The existing fireplace is demolished and removed to a local recycling center. The fireplace’s foundation was modified to accommodate the new masonry heater . Once the foundation work is completed, a new concrete hearth pad is poured and capped with a course of firebricks.

The new masonry heater hearth pad with firebrick base course.
The new masonry heater hearth pad with firebrick base course

The double wall firebox and side channels start.

The facing brick begins around the loading doors.
The facing brick begins around the loading doors.
The brick facing continues.
The brick facing continues.
The facing brick on the rear of the heater, including the bake-oven arch.
The facing brick on the rear of the heater, including the bake-oven arch.
A view from the side of the completed brick work.
A view from the side of the completed brick work.
The first coat of surface bonding cement is applied.
The first coat of surface bonding cement is applied.
The rear of the heater after the first surface bonding cement application.
The rear of the heater after the first surface bonding cement application.
A small curing fire burns in the firebox shortly after the first coat of American Clay plaster is applied.
A small curing fire burns in the firebox shortly after the first coat of American Clay plaster is applied.
The first coat of American Clay plaster is applied.
The first coat of American Clay plaster is applied.

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