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  1. pellet9999

    pellet9999 Member

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    I have a Napolean and it has the lightweight panels that sit up in the top as a baffle. I dont know what that material is called but its light. Some time ago when I didnt have screen on my stovepipe ,some birds got in and got stuck
    in the stove. One of the birds actually pecked a large hole in the material trying to get out I guess. I hadnt noticed it because I dont use the house in winter anymore. It is a big hole.
    Anyway can I get some generic replacement panels of that lightweight stuff and cut them to fit up there???
    I dont want to order anything from Napolean ...I just want some generic stuff otherwise I will put firebricks up in there. Any info appreciated.

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  2. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    If you have the room you could sit a firebrick above the hole. Maybe a little refractory cement would hold the brick from moving.
  3. Oregon aloha

    Oregon aloha Member

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    I would lay fire brick all the way across that shelf if it will support them. I don't think I would glue them down as it might be an issue getting the panels out or back in when you clean out the stove.
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Fire brick may be too thick and disruptive to the flow of gases to the flue. What is wrong with getting the right replacement board?

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