I may go the all-masonry route. What is the least-cost route to a Rumford, in labor and materials? I am looking at the instructions and plans at Buckley’s website, which use the Superior Clay Products tile throat and smoke chamber, and detail the firebox with straight-up, not corbeled, sidewalls. Looks so easy I could probably do it myself, but I’ll be busy making sawdust.
Andy Engel reflects on the price and durability of tools over the years since he entered the trades in 1979.
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