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question re burning

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by co370, Oct 11, 2009.

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  1. co370

    co370 New Member

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    i just installed a used earth stove 1003c. i am anxious to start burning.. there is no firebrick inside.. i just ordered the replacement brick that goes inside... what would happen if i started a fire before the brick was installed.?

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  2. Nonprophet

    Nonprophet Minister of Fire

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    Without the firebrick you run the risk of cracking the steel panels if they get too hot--at which point you could ruin the stove if the damage was extensive. Personally, I'd wait on the firebrick.......


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  3. co370

    co370 New Member

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    sounds good.. thanks for the help.
  4. Duetech

    Duetech Minister of Fire

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    even if you don't crack the plates you could warp them so that the firebrick will not fit properly or will break everytime you accidentally chuck a piece of wood a little too hard and hit one. Bottom line is a short lived stove and one that is potentially unsafe.
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Not sure why you had to order those bricks. Hardware stores should carry them. Yes, I too would wait.
  6. Ratman

    Ratman Feeling the Heat

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    Another reason why cast iron is better.
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