Our Kiva-Rumfords are based on our standard Rumfords. They use all the same components that our regular Rumfords do. The difference is that the Kiva-Rumford involves a rounded firebox and an arched opening.
The picture of the Small Kiva-Rumford on our website is based on our 24" Rumford. You could base you Kiva-Rumford on our 30", 36", 42" or 48" Rumford plans just as well. The sketch below shows how you might lay out the firebox and arched opening for a Kiva based on our 42" Rumford.
Because most kivas are small, we have promoted the small Kiva-Rumford based in the plan on our "plans" page. But you could scale up and base the kiva on any of our sizes as seen above.
For more precise German or Swedish masons who don't have any beer handy the shape of the arch is really an elipse, explains Craig Stiteler
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