HearthMasters Masonry School
Educational courses for professional masons,chimney technicians, and hearth installers taught by experts in the industry. Projects headed by master mason Gene Padgitt.
June 15-20, 2017 (6 days) Introduction to Masonry for Chimney Technicians
This class is geared towards chimney professionals who want to learn how to do basic masonry repairs that are commonly needed when doing chimney relining, minor masonry repair, and repairing or rebuilding a firebox. Participants will attend classroom courses and learn about tools and equipment, mortar, bricks, block and stone, and get hands-on experience learning how to grind and point brick masonry joints, how to repair a firebox, how to build cement caps/crowns, how to cut out and replace a section of bricks to access a smoke chamber, how to repair a smoke chamber, and rebuild several courses of brick on an exterior chimney. We will also discuss block and stone chimneys, stucco application, and other forms of masonry fireplace restoration using pre-cast kits. This class or a working knowledge of masonry is required before taking other classes. Bring your own masonry tools (we provide a list). A certificate of completion will be issued to participants who successfully complete the course. Download and fill out thisIntro_to_Masonry_Course_Registration.pdf
648.1 KB to register, pay via Pay Pal, check, or credit card. No refunds after 30 days prior to the event. This class will fill up quickly. Maximum 10 attendees, first come, first served. Regular price is $1,000, special price for first time attendees or NCSG conference attendees: $800 pp includes all lunches, handouts, a film of the project after it is completed, and a certificate of completion. CEUs for CSIA, NFI, and MHA _____________________________________________________________________________
June 24, 2017 - Building an Outdoor Fireplace
Participants will get hands-on practice building an outdoor Rumford style fireplace and learn about outdoor fireplace construction. See a completed outdoor fireplace on site, and practice cutting bricks and laying firebrick. Plans will be provided. This class is being presented by the Midwest Chimney Safety Council for members of the association. Join and register at www.mcsc-net.org.
______________________________________________________________________________2017 (6 days Date TBA) How to Build an Outdoor Padgitt Brick Oven
Hands-on and classroom study. Learn how to build an outdoor Padgitt style brick oven, build your own oven forms, and do finishing work. Includes the footing, base, wood bin, lintels, oven floor, insulation, block work, firebrick oven, twisted chimney, landing, and finish work using a variety of materials. After the oven is built we will have a pizza party at our house. $1,200 pp includes all lunches, handouts, a film of the project after completed, and a certificate of completion. Date TBA
What you will learn:
limited to ten persons. No one under age 18 please due to OSHA requirements. Masonry experience helpful. Bring your own masonry tools.
CEUs will be applied for from NFI and CSIA and will be available from the Masonry Heater Association as well.
Cost: $800 per person includes daily lunches, project handouts, film of the project, and a certificate of completion. Participants are responsible for hotel and other meals.
If interested in attending or sponsoring any class please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-461-3665 M - F 9 - 5 CST