question re burning

co370 Posted By co370, Oct 11, 2009 at 12:31 AM

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  1. co370

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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.?
     
  2. Nonprophet

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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

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  4. Duetech

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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

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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

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    Another reason why cast iron is better.
    :)
     
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