Fire brick in a Morso

Bruce Miller Posted By Bruce Miller, Nov 21, 2018 at 3:17 PM

  1. Bruce Miller

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    Quick question on fire brick in a Morso 2BO.
    There is none right now, I plan on putting a layer on the bottom but what about the side, should I come up one row? more?

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    The stove should have factory side and rear brick installed to follow the body contours. There is no need to add firebrick to the bottom. And there should be a brick base bottom I think. Are all of these pieces missing?

    What is the age of the stove? Does it have glass in the door or is it cast iron with no little window?
     
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    No there is nothing but bare metal, no fire brick of any sort.

    It's an older model, I believe it's the 2Bo classic. It does not have that extra door at the bottom for clean out with a shaker grate so it's an earlier model.
    I believe it to be a 2Bo because that is what is stamped on the main baffle that you can see when the heat exchanger is removed.

    All the steel seems to be in place to include the main baffle and the smaller one in the flue diverter/heat exchanger.

    No glass door and just one door as I stated above.

    Am I understanding you correctly that this stove DOES have a brick bottom and brick sides. I could probably shape the fir brick myself if need be.
     
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    There is no shaker grate on this the 2B standard. Does the door have a window?
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    This is the stove, picture pulled from the net.
    I can't find too much info on this exact model.
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    OK, that is a picture of an original 2BO. The picture I posted is from the modern 2BO. I don't know if the old model had any interior burn plates. It might be good to contact Morso and ask. Adding standard fire brick will not conform to the curved sides and is thick, limiting load capacity.
     
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    Thank you for that info, it’s very hard to find any information on this particular model.

    I will call Morsø the next business day but just asking opinion now, would you run this stove with no brick or plates.
     
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    I'd be hesitant to risk damaging the stove and would be patient. Hopefully someone will be able to answer your question tomorrow.
     
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    As my wife says about me "I don't do Patient' ;)

    So with that in mind I came up with this. Also keep in mind I don't really care about long burn times, this stove is for the garage/shop on days I have to work on my car or what ever else broke around here.
    A few hours of heat and I'll be letting it die out anyway, even if I'm in there all day that would only be a couple reloads.

    My fire brick install ( I need two more bricks for the back wall)

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    It looks like it will work if the bricks are captive and won't fall into the fire. Looks like a loss of about an inch in width of the firebox though.

    FYI -I believe having a woodstove in a garage is against code in NYS. You might want to check with your insurance company and the local inspecting authority.
     
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    Oh for gods sake I think you're right.

    Do you know if this applies to coal as well.

    On Edit; Never mind I found my answer...."All solid fuels"
     
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    Hi,

    I have the same questions like you. I have an old 1BO and the former owner had just bricks inside. Unfortunately all of them are broken. I have to repair it. The originals have only metal plates inside, as i learned the past few days. I was talking to a guy who sold theses old cast iron ovens. He said I shall put stones in and put some iron sheet on the top. Most important is protecting the cast iron itself.

    Dont expect information from morsø. No informations at all only: Sorry we are not producing these models anymore. Might be different in the US
     
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    I've had two 2BO's, no brick, no window and if you added brick to the interior you couldn't get much wood in it. That's why I went to the Harmon TL300, takes a lot of wood and easy to empty the ash.
     

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