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Finnish Masonry Stove Course, February 5th to February 12th, 2010

Finnish Masonry Stove Course
Central Otago Polytechnic

Place: Clyde, Central Otago New Zealand
Time: February 5th to February 12th, 2010
Teachers: Albie Barden – Professional Mason from USA
Participants: Approximately 8. Fee approx. 1200 NZD. Food included. Does not include accommondation.
a) Freedom camping at the site. b) camping or renting a bach at the local campground. c) local hotel and motels.

Purpose: To provide a hands-on workshop for anyone interested in learning to build a Finnish style masonry stove in New Zealand with a built in heat exchanger.

Overview:
During the course, a masonry stove will be constructed with students participating in the construction. Evenings and short sessions during the days will be devoted for theoretical lectures. After the course, participants should have in-depth knowledge of the function and materials for masonry stoves, as well as basic skills to build a masonry stove.
The theory and practice of heat exchangers will be discussed. The students will also learn how to incorporate a built in heat exchanger in the masonry stove.
There will be public events and information sessions for journalist and interested parties. Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a certificate of course by the Central Otago Polytechnic.

Topics to be covered:
Basic masonry stove design
Combustion process
Ecological design
Environmental impact
Materials used
Heat exchanger physics
Using heat exchangers with the masonry stove


Questions:
Sampsa Kiuru - [email protected]
Proposed Teaching Schedule:

Friday 5th of Feb
Introduction & orientation to the site
Start work
Lunch and theoretical session
Networking event and course beginning celebration 4-5 pm
Saturday 6/02
Work at site
Lunch and theoretical session
Sunday 7/02
Work at site
Lunch and theoretical session
Dinner and evening theoretical classes
Monday 08/02
Work at site
Lunch and theoretical session
Dinner and evening theoretical classes
Tuesday 9/02
Work at site
Lunch and theoretical session
Public evening session, with open events for journalists, interested public etc.
Barbeque (open session)
Wednesday 10/02
Work at site
Lunch and theoretical session
Dinner
Thursday 11/02
Work at site
Lunch and theoretical session
Friday 12/02
Work at site
Lunch and theoretical session
Finishing the masonry stove
Conclusion of the course

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Comment by Tim Bishop on January 22, 2010 at 16:39
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