Back home – a stove is found for sale by two lovely ladies in Carndonagh
Heavy as heck these cast iron stoves are best manoeuvred by a car jack
Our hearth is fairly shallow so we must use the back pipe
And flue adapter – to create a sleeve between the clay pipe and the stove.
A rather large tilt in the floor means improvising with some cast iron bolts – to make a platform shoe – under which the stove’s own weight is kept steady.
This model has a handy side door for loading logs. The stove puts out 8kw of heat – ample for this space.
For the first time in (nobody remembers how many) years – a fire leaps up the chimney of this little thresher byre.
Basket by Peter O’Conor
As if that were not pleasure enough – this lovely gift arrives by way of house-warming!