Fisher Baby Bear stove, high density firebricks?

rayc

New Member
Feb 17, 2021
1
N.S Canada
Hi there!

I have just found myself a Fisher Baby Bear stove from the early 80s (with the cathedral door.. I've been doing some reading about it on this amazing site!). I have cleaned it up, painted it and I'm about to re-do the fire bricks, but I am unsure if high density fire bricks are safe to use for this stove. On the Manual it mentions the original stove including "Ohio Unbranded Low Duty Firebricks"... should I look for Low density firebricks? I've been having a hard time finding them near me and would prefer to use high density as long as its safe.

Thanks!
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
23,986
central pa
Hi there!

I have just found myself a Fisher Baby Bear stove from the early 80s (with the cathedral door.. I've been doing some reading about it on this amazing site!). I have cleaned it up, painted it and I'm about to re-do the fire bricks, but I am unsure if high density fire bricks are safe to use for this stove. On the Manual it mentions the original stove including "Ohio Unbranded Low Duty Firebricks"... should I look for Low density firebricks? I've been having a hard time finding them near me and would prefer to use high density as long as its safe.

Thanks!
Just standard firebrick. But be aware there are many different grades. The ones you buy at hardware stores or box stores are going to be low grade and expensive. If you have a good brick yard near you that is the best option
 

Don H

Feeling the Heat
Aug 19, 2015
283
Maryland
I buy bricks to reline my Fishers from my local building supply house that sells brick and block. The bricks are known as "Splits" and are like the ones linked above. I pay about $1.25 each.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
23,986
central pa
I buy bricks to reline my Fishers from my local building supply house that sells brick and block. The bricks are known as "Splits" and are like the ones linked above. I pay about $1.25 each.
Yeah you don't want to get full firebrick. That wouldn't work well at all.