Buckley Rumford Fireplaces
Temple Rumfords

P.O. Box 505
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360 379 2877
Jason Temple - Rumford fireplaces, Masonry heaters, Ovens and Cooktops

Jason Temple mostly buids masonry heaters but he also builds some Rumfords. And he's good at masonry design:

"Masonry usually looks best when it's designed based on compression (arches, vaults, corbels, buttresses, batter...), so my vote is corbel support. I once built corbel wing wall supports in a brick heater to support 1-1/4" countertops on the oven side. My creative solution was to start low and use the Fibonacci sequence to calculate the corbel of each course. Another idea - iron brackets made by a local blacksmith, coursed into the masonry, would also be classic!" - Jason

Left is a Rumford bu ilt with "soapstone quarried in Russian Karelia and talc chlorite in the Ural mountains. I did this Rumford from the Ural material, it's very pretty but it would not be ideal for high duty areas inside heaters. If you see a lot of green in the soapstone it's probably a talc chlorite." - Jason

See also Temple Cob Rocketstove, 2011

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