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Anyone Burn BioBricks in a Jotul 602?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Charles Bourque, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Charles Bourque

    Charles Bourque New Member

    Feb 13, 2013
    Biobricks and related pressed sawdust products are widely available in my area. I'm thinking of putting a Jotul 602 in my small house, and wonder if I could burn a combination of biobricks and cord wood that I cut myself. I wonder how the bricks would fit in such a tiny stove, and if you can get several in at a time to extend reload time.

    Your thoughts or experiences would be appreciated, as I have never used such a small stove and would like the option of burning bricks in whatever stove I buy.

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  2. Doug MacIVER

    Doug MacIVER Minister of Fire

    Nov 21, 2012
    se mass
    canawick bricks in f100 all i'm using now , great burn 10hrs. not recommended by stove makers, bs in my opinion. just watch for hot overheat.
  3. Scols

    Scols Burning Hunk

    Sep 18, 2012
    Springs New York
    Just started burning Enviblocks in my smoke dragon. I only get about 6 hours out of 3 blocks but my stove is pretty drafty. I like them for a evening fire on these warmer days, but I would go broke trying to use them full time at $320 a ton. I think if you filled the stove with them you would definitely overfire.
  4. nola mike

    nola mike Feeling the Heat

    Sep 13, 2010
    Richmond/Montross, Virginia
    Over been burning a mix of liberty bricks and cordwood in both of my stoves for most of the season. Square shape makes them easy to pack into a small stove. Not great by themselves unless put on a hot coal bed--they tend to smoulder and be touch to catch. They burn hot in the 602, but certainly manageable. I'll probably get another ton next year, even though I should have plenty of cordwood .

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