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any suggestions on how to replace bricks on an allnighter?

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by woodmeister, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. woodmeister

    woodmeister New Member

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    My neighbor has a mid or big moe and he's looking to replace the bricks. Anyone have any experience wirh that?

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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Are the bricks an odd size? If they are a standard size just clean the stove out really well w/ a shop vac and take a pic of how they are arranged to help putting the new ones in.

    If you can't get whatever size is in there, just have yourself a masonry blade on hand in a circ saw (I use an old one) and they cut pretty easily.

    If you take your time w/ a stone chisel, they don't split too badly either.

    pen
  3. rwhite

    rwhite Minister of Fire

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    If using a saw to cut you can soak the bricks for 1/2 hr or so in water. When you cut there won't be any dust and the blade won't overheat.
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Great idea. Never heard / thought of that one.

    Thanks

    pen
  5. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    One or two you can hammer and chisel. More than that, I use an air chisel or hammer drill. The exhaust from the air chisel really stirs up the dust / ash packed between them. Next time I'll wet it down, and remove the mud. Anything beats the taste of brick mouth.

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