I was in the kitchen, when I heard an explosion. Ash and smoke flowed through the living room. Mikayla ran to get Ron, and I walked around the stove to try and figure out what was going on.
Ron did the repair work that day, and after letting the clay dry for 24 hours we were, once again, with heat.
This is our soba, or wood stove. The extra items around it help to run the in-floor heating until we are able to install a boiler.
The soba tiles are made with open channels on the inside. The heat is stored in these tiles, and the stove radiates warmth for hours.
Ron working on the valve system which controls which rooms get warm water for heat.