Increase woodstove efficiency with bricks and mud
This is a pretty simple do-it-yourself option for anyone interested in increasing the efficiency of an old (or new!) woodstove.
That said, a heater in the home poses serious risks â€” greater than an outdoor oven, and potentially greater than the old stove itself. But it’s not rocket science; masonry heaters were developed and designed by people who worked for love, not money (the whole story is in David Lyle’s Book of Masonry Stoves: Rediscovering an Old Way of Warming).
The videos below show (roughly) how it goes together. In addition, I’d recommend you look up the Masonry Heater Association, and Alex Chernow’s website.…