Cracked fire bricks

Cracked fire bricks

PostBy: Stngllhm On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:10 am

So I notice I have a few cracked fire bricks in my us stove Hotblast I'm assuming its from the bigger chunks of coal I have thrown in a couple have been shaved down on there way through the door. I'm not too worried about them I figure the crack is still I tighter fit then gaps between bricks. Is this the right attitude to have towards it I figured I would just change them out when I shut her down for the season.
Stngllhm
 
Stove/Furnace Make: US Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Hot Blast 1557m

Re: Cracked fire bricks

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:14 am

u figured right, just keep an eye on em...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Cracked fire bricks

PostBy: Dennis On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:16 am

I'm sure it will be fine till shutdown,but keep an eye on them as not to let the broken one fall out.If so,just pull the coals to one side and dig the broken one out and replace.
Are they standard fire brick,if so get a few on hand.If they are angled refactory brick order them and have them ready for replacement
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

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Re: Cracked fire bricks

PostBy: Stngllhm On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:40 am

They are just standard fire bricks there are a few places in town to get them
Stngllhm
 
Stove/Furnace Make: US Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Hot Blast 1557m

Re: Cracked fire bricks

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:23 pm

I found them for $3.00 each, they came in boxes of 6 so I bought 2 of them. They are a common fire brick, I see them at the Tractor Supply store, and a Worth W Smith store, I think Home Depot might have them too. I bought my Clayton 1537G used, 8 years old. Had all the original fire bricks in it all cracked from wood abuse. Some in 4 or 5 pieces but all of them were retaining their shape and were tight. I burned my first year with it like that, then replaced them for this year. 8-)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

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