Originally Posted by spring978
I would love to have one custom buikt but will never be able to afford more than a simple basic model.
Has anyone heard of these hybrid Masonry Heaters, with the stove made of iron? The dealer is in Vermont. According to their website they can be dry stacked by "Do It Yourselfers".
I think they are made in Germany. If you could get a brand name you might be able to find a dealer closer to you.http://www.vermontwoodstove.com/hybridws.htm
“Thanks for your interest in our New Hybrid Soapstone Woodstoves. These units have been developed to provide "maximum" radiant heat storage and output, at just half the weight (1,500-2,000lbs) of our full size masonry heaters (4,000-8,000lbs). As well, the design of these units allows them to be easily dry stack pinned and assembled without mortar, by homeowners and do it yourselfers. Our Hybrid Soapstone Woodstoves utilize a cast iron woodstove core in which the wood is burned. Surrounding the woodstove core is 2 3/8" thick beautifully crafted and finished soapstone veneer. The Soapstone absorbs, stores, and radiates heat... for hours after the fire is out.”
There are 5 or 6 styles and the prices range from $5,000 to $7,000. They all put out 34,000 btus capable of heating 750 to 1000 sf.
The Palisadium is one of the lighter ones at about 1630 Lbs. It costs $5,000 but the “Holiday Special” with shipping is $6,700.00. Since the rest of them weigh a little more that suggests the minimum amount for shipping would be $1,700.00.
The planning page gives some cooking options but I don’t know if they apply to the hybrid stoves or just the regular masonry stoves.
Out of curiosity I did send them an email asking whether a concrete foundation would be strong enough, what kind of chimney is required (whether a steel pipe would be sufficient) and what, if any cooking options they come with and what they might cost.