|Great heater, tiny oven (above)|
Masonry heaters are designed to transfer heat for a long time; brick ovens to contain heat for a long time.
I am in the process of building both into the same masonry. However, I am separating the functions. A space behind the oven will contain the masonry heater apparatus. The exit flue of the oven will enter the upper most chamber of the masonry heater (masonry heaters often have a bypass channel). The brick oven will have its own damper. Since a portion of the masonry heater's mass is the rear wall of the oven enclosure, I have designed vents in the oven container for the periods when the heater is active.
This way, on OR the other OR both heater and oven can run when desired. This being built in a large conservatory, the moderated temperatures in winter will make Spring in January.
|The design of my oven AND heater. Firebox for heater is at left back.|