The Midwest Chimney Safety Council, based in Independence, Missouri, completed the installation of a high efficiency wood-burning stove and stainless steel chimney at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation August 10, 2014.
Earlier this year MCSC Vice President Steve Hoover of Lucky Sweep Services and Sales in Versailles, Missouri contacted Reservation Ranger Steve Willsie about the prospect of a charity project at the Ranger’s home at Camp Hohn in Gravois Mills. Willsie agreed that using the renewable resource of wood to heat the home was environmentally responsible and would cut heating bills.
The event also featured classes and demonstrations for the 20 gathered hearth and chimney professionals who assisted with the stove installation project. The installation was funded by industry suppliers. The Ventis Powder coated chimney and double wall connector were donated by Olympia Chimney Supply; the Heatilator Stove was donated by HMI Fireplace Shop in Osage Beach, Missouri; and the Asian Slate Hearth Pad and CO/Smoke alarms were donated by Copperfield Chimney Supply. The labor for the installation was provided by Midwest Chimney Safety Council members completely free of charge. The project was planned and coordinated by Steve Hoover.
Hoover states, “We were grateful for the opportunity to provide and install a great product for a great organization. Today’s high efficiency, wood-burning appliances operate “clean and green” with efficiency ratings exceeding 75%. Many people are finding wood heat to be an attractive alternative to fossil fuels, and we appreciate the opportunity to provide this experience for Camp Hohn.”
The Midwest Chimney Safety Council offers chimney and fireplace safety and operation classes by experts in the industry to the public and professionals. The organization was founded in 2000 and now has approximately 120 members in 13 states.Visit www.mcsc-net.org for more information