That would be an untested configuration and fall outside of the UL cert. I would be hesitant to do that.I didn't realize that there was such a heated debate about bricks! Has anyone replaced the OEM pumice looking firebricks with regular off the shelf high density firebricks from stores like tractor supply? Our fireboxes run much cooler than a noncat which may or may not make the insulative value of pumice more important. My soapstone noncat stove, and almost all woodstocks, have actual soapstone in the firebox.
That's a good price and source. The bricks on the sides of a princess, due to the weird shape of the steel firebox are not supported from behind. The side bricks sort of bridge that weird void created by the big mac box shape of the stove. This means that when you pack the stove full you are depending on the brick's strength while only supported on each end like a bridge. Further, stuff seems to accumulate behind the bricks in that void space. One of my side bricks up front is very broken but stays put so does not need to be immediately replaced. I pulled it out and cleaned behind it. No corrosion but lots of creosote flakes.
I’m a frugal guy but not cheap! Lots of bricks are cut in this stove so I’m not sure. In an emergency or if the virus stops all shipping this winter then yes, I would make a floor brick work.Can you take the broken bricks and swap them with floor bricks?
You know what you got to do, its waiting for you, be the first again.The end is near!
I donned my first flannel shirt of autumn today, wore it all day. The air had the little icy blades of cold air in it that go with Old Man Winter waking up.
Won't be much longer till we have a new thread going.