The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 6: Structures used in Gardening

Hothouse fireplaces

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2106. The hothouse fireplace, or furnace, consists of several parts: a chamber, or oven, to contain the fuel, surrounded by brickwork, in which firebricks (bricks containing a large proportion of sand, and thus calculated by their hardness not to crumble by heat, &c.) are used; a hearth or iron grating, on which the fuel is laid; a pit or chamber in which the ashes drop from this grating; and iron doors to the fuel-chamber and ash-pit.