Advice On New Fire Bricks...

Advice On New Fire Bricks...

PostBy: Davian On: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:15 pm

http://www.ebcmarineandleisure.co.uk/mo ... o-squirrel

Does anyone here use vermiculite fire bricks like the ones in the link?

If so, upsides and downsides to them? I've heard they're a bit more fragile so that would be a concern as I burn both wood and coal in my Squirrel and I wouldn't want to crack them by jamming in a log.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Davian
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Morso
Stove/Furnace Model: 1410 Squirrel

Re: Advice On New Fire Bricks...

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:13 am

I never used them in brick form but I would guess they wouldn't hold up too well. For what we used it for was always behind the firebrick for added insulation & to fill voids. If coming from out of country I would make sure it's asbestos free as some places in the U.S. had high concentrations & can no longer be used, I sure wouldn't try cutting anything like that without a wet saw & mask.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Advice On New Fire Bricks...

PostBy: Davian On: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:17 am

samhill wrote:I never used them in brick form but I would guess they wouldn't hold up too well. For what we used it for was always behind the firebrick for added insulation & to fill voids. If coming from out of country I would make sure it's asbestos free as some places in the U.S. had high concentrations & can no longer be used, I sure wouldn't try cutting anything like that without a wet saw & mask.


Thanks, samhill. From that and from other stuff I'm reading, I'm just going to pay a bit more and get regular firebricks for my stove.
Davian
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Morso
Stove/Furnace Model: 1410 Squirrel

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