Hard Substance on Firebrick?

firebroad Posted By firebroad, Dec 3, 2012 at 8:21 AM

  1. firebroad

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    Good, now I know what it is. Thanks, guys!!
     
  2. DexterDay

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    Here is a pic of one from today. It was much larger when its in one piece. But this shows its thickness and its always in front of the doghouse. A nickel in pic for size comparison.

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  3. madison

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    I am not a botanist. I assume that the silicas are dirt etc on the exterior of the wood - and not naturally found in trees?

    nice pic dex
     
  4. firebroad

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    Yowza, that's a big'un. But yes, that looks like the same material; so now I know what a "klinker" is:cool:. Thanks, Dex!
     
  5. clemsonfor

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    i have yet to get a "clinker" in my cat stove, i have burned everything from oak at close to 40% MC to oak at lesss than 10%. I have burned seasoned pine as well as other hardwoods including maple sweetgum, poplar, hickory, never one of those, i wonder do yall all have tube stoves?
     
  6. firebroad

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    I don't thinks so...but what is a "tube" stove?
     
  7. corey21

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    No clinkers here the last clinker i had was in my coal stove grate.
     
  8. Backwoods Savage

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    Sue, I doubt those chips in the corner of the brick are anything to be concerned with. Good luck.
     
  9. firebroad

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    Thanks, Dennis. However, it has certainly shown me not to clean the floor of the stove so "aggressively":cool:
     
  10. clemsonfor

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    The only other type EPA stoves that exist beside CAT stoves. They have air "tubes" across the top to inject hot preheated air uptop to help burn the smoke.
     

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