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Masonry tools trowel or float, brick-set or cold chisels Tape measure, level, etc. We have a design contest open to the public, to create a 'better' bell for the heater. It needs to works well support downdraft temperatures and look beautiful. For standard steel shipping barrels, try scrap dealers and junkyards, feed stores and commercial processors e.
Steel buckets for pocket rockets can often be had at paint stores or fireplace shops. Two more versions of the barrel: The copper version is simply a flat sheet of copper wrapped over the steel barrel. Firebrick, stovepipe, through-roof fittings, and other new stove parts: Local fireplace shops and woodstove installers are great.
It's hard to find a small fireplace shop we don't like, so far. You meet the nicest folks, who are passionate about odd things like boiler insulation. Ducting, reclaimed brick, tile, and other recycled building parts: Hit Craigslist early and often, and don't be afraid to post in the 'Wants' section.
Expect to pay for metalbestos chimney parts and other spendy-when-new items, even if only at 'scrap metal' prices. Ask scrap-metal dealers and haulers about sources, and whether you can buy from them when they get a new load.
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Horticultural or building grade are both fine; just avoid those "enriched" with fertilizers. Try to find 4 cu ft bags, nothing smaller than 2 cu ft, for the best prices. Vermiculite is a second choice you need twice as much of it, and it can't support weight.
We have had good results with a blanket or batt-type refractory insulation such as rock wool, kiln brick the lightweight stuff that you can carve with wood toolsor refractory insulation Durablanket, Duraboard. Fiberglass is not suitable for the heats involved.
Refractory insulation options can be found at fireplace shops, ceramic suppliers, a good masonry supply these insulation materials are used to back insulated chimney liners and fireplace throats. Rock wool, one brand is "Roxul" high-temp products including a greenish-grey granite batt, is sometimes sold as building insulation especially in Canada and bordering states in the USA.
If time allows, we sometimes order directly from the makers online. Western Industrial Ceramics in Oregon and California has been very helpful in the past; there are similar Eastern manufacturers.
Natural plaster colors, tints, and additives: Our favorite is Georgie's Ceramic Supply ; they cater to hobby potters and have a lot of naturally-colored clay, extenders like grog or mica, and non-toxic clay-compatible paints for surface murals.
Avoid glazes as they may be toxic, and rarely tint well if unfired. Also a great source for kiln brick, weird tools, and refractory materials. Local masonry suppliers will have concrete pigments at a fraction of the price, which are suitable for lime and clay plasters but may not be as 'naturally' sourced.
Also a good bet for lime, high-grade masonry sand, and colored sand. You can also take a suitable container to most local hardware stores and get paint pigments sold by the 'squirt' the ochres, white, and black, they are more heat stable, but you can try other colors if you like.
Ace Hardware and Do It Best stores are run by good local folks in most cases; we've had good experiences in various locations.
Home Despot and Lowes are a crapshoot; you get great expert helpers, and clueless salesgerbils, and have to watch more closely for inferior products.
But the do tend to have a little of everything. We prefer to go first to the oldest local hardware store we can find, they tend to be awesome, and they will stock the best and the cheapest decent version, no crap.
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