deepwoods wrote:By seeing the new corner bricks in place I feel more complete combustion of coal would take place due to keeping the coal crowded inward toward those round grates. It has been stated many times how the old stove builders preferred a round firepot for complete burning of coal. Those corner bricks form a near round firepot. Just my 2C.
Still looking for a decent Locke/Warm Morning. Have e-mailed 3 sellers and received NO response. I guess show & tell is not an honored practice for selling old used stoves but I would bet many have been rode hard and put away wet.
i myself feel that you are correct in your view of both the corner brick utility AND the all too common few and or poor pics offered by some stove sellers.
the good news is that once you know what you need to see and a seller doesn't provide it you can just cross them off your list.