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First Permitted Masonry Heater in Thurston County

Many code innovations are not necessarily new technologies. Many are old, or even ancient methods which have proved their worth around the world, but have been supplanted in the US by manufactured products or standardized designs. Thermal mass heaters take many forms, so as yet there are no prescriptions dictating their safe and effective use, but the Masonry Heater Association (MHA) is working on it! In this case, MHA helped the owner-builder make the case using standards developed through ASTM. The owner hopes her project will be useful to anyone embarking on a similar project, or aid building officials in approving masonry heaters. Lots of supporting info here...
First Permitted Masonry Heater in Thurston County

The owner hopes her project will be useful to anyone embarking on a similar project, or aid building officials in approving masonry heaters

Many code innovations are not necessarily new technologies.  Many are old, or even ancient methods which have proved their worth around the world, but have been supplanted in the US by manufactured products or standardized designs.  Thermal mass heaters take many forms, so as yet there are no prescriptions dictating their safe and effective use, but the Masonry Heater Association (MHA) is working on it!  In this case, MHA helped the owner-builder make the case using standards developed through ASTM.  The owner hopes her project will be useful to anyone embarking on a similar project, or aid building officials in approving masonry heaters.  Lots of supporting info here...

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