I just joined this forum as I have an older pre 1980 Fisher Wood Grandpa stove that is in need of having the bricks in the back replaced. It is a great stove, the original owner and builder of this house that installed the stove had put in vents above stove which allows hot air to go up into a pipe system where a fan blows it into the second floor frontroom. I live in a two story Lindal and this stove heats the entire house in cold weather and if it is above freezing I usually don't even burn (I live in Southeast Alaska). I love this stove and it is on a beautiful rock hearth I don't want to replace it as the stove pipe on the back goes through the hearth and I think it would be hard to find an exact match. I burned it last winter with about half of the upper back bricks missing and now I notice a large greyish discoloration happening on the back. I am thinking this is not a good thing and want to replace the bricks...my question is can I get the back bricks out without taking the bottom ones out?? It looks a little daunting. There are only two angle irons in the back that hold the bricks in and two on each side. The sides are in good shape, one brick is broken and has started to come out but I think I can push it back down. The back ones are history though...they are all broken down more than half way. We bought this house 12 years ago and only fired the stove up once at that time and it was too hot downstairs for my husband...he passed away 8 years ago and with the oil prices skyrocketing I started burning wood....fell in love with the heat and the stove. I put a message (we call it muskeg messages) on the radio this am to see if anyone in town has experience in bricking or advise on doing it. I received a call from someone this evening who lives in a cabin down on the island next to the one I am on and he is coming to town tomorrow and will take a look at it. I am hopeful that he can help me out and I can get this stove fixed by winter. If any of you have done any rebricking and have any words of wisdom I would certainly appreciate them. This has been a very interesting thread.