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27000 Buck Firebox Advice

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Mutt321, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Mutt321

    Mutt321 New Member

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    I bought a 2400 square foot cedar house last year with a 27000 Regular Buck free standing stove in the basement. The house was built in 1976, and I assume the wood burner is about as old. I have been using it 24/7 this winter to supplement the oil furnace with a lot of success. I recently noticed cracks in the fire brick. After investigating, it started crumbling. What do you recommend I replace this with? The shell seems to be in great shape. Thanks...

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  2. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Most wood stove retailers will have firebricks for sale, they are nothing special and usually all the same size.
  3. Mutt321

    Mutt321 New Member

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    Thanks for the response... I've also been advised that it might be better to pour a Portland base than use firebricks. Any thoughts on this? Have a good recipe for the mix? Thanks for your help...
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    gzecc Minister of Fire

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  5. Mutt321

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    Thanks for the reply... It had two 1.25 inch pieces that covered the bottom and 4 inch high block covering both sides and the back. I'm just looking for the best solution to keep this old but good burner going. Thanks again... When I talked with the people from Buck, they pushed me towards the Portland products...

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