Kent Tile Fire

tlc1976

Feeling the Heat
Oct 7, 2012
381
Northwest Lower Michigan
I had a Sherwood, which I hear is just a Tile Fire without the tiles in the side shields I loved it. My secondary chamber plate was warped a little, but not enough to affect the function.
 

Jan Pijpelink

Minister of Fire
Jan 2, 2015
1,655
South Jersey
Sold it because it got to hot?What happens when it gets to hot? Warp?
I might have gotten the one your thinking of in SJ.?? $150 ?
It was his father's. Bought it new in mid 80's for emergency's .Used it but not as the primary heat source. Stopped using it altogether in 99 and sat in the house since

Where in SJ are you?
 

PlanB

New Member
Feb 8, 2019
7
South Jersey
Good to hear. Yes I just saw your post from January about warping it and funny thing is "thats one of the post I read before going over to look at it. So I knew where to look for cracks & warping. The guy asked what I was looking for ? I said "I dont know a thing about wood stoves and from what I read online they say to "Look for cracks ,warping and rust. LOL like I knew what I was doing
I'm in EHT(egg harbor township)
 
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PlanB

New Member
Feb 8, 2019
7
South Jersey
Do you no what this piece is ? When I transported the stove I had it on its side and this came from somewhere
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PlanB

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Feb 8, 2019
7
South Jersey
And an update ,,,I didnt think Id be getting the old stove out already but I did. I'm hoping to fire this stove up tonight after work
LOL look at this thing. When I bought the house 20+ years ago this came with the house,and was in great shape. But I burned alot of mogohany,& ipe decking. I never found what size room the kent tile fire is capable of heating but I'll find out. I figure its 5 times smaller but 100% more
efficient .


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Jan Pijpelink

Minister of Fire
Jan 2, 2015
1,655
South Jersey
Do you no what this piece is ? When I transported the stove I had it on its side and this came from somewhereView attachment 241921
My stove didn't have that. I have seen a few more Kent stoves but not with that. I don't believe it belongs to the stove at all.
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
79,570
South Puget Sound, WA
Yes, it looks like a simple wire trivet, not a stove part.
 

wicksdoug

New Member
Apr 15, 2019
5
Bend OR
Hi - new to the forum. I have a Kent LEM tile fire. It looks like it needs new fire bricks - several are cracked that I can see. Any parts sources in the US? TY
 

Jan Pijpelink

Minister of Fire
Jan 2, 2015
1,655
South Jersey
Hi - new to the forum. I have a Kent LEM tile fire. It looks like it needs new fire bricks - several are cracked that I can see. Any parts sources in the US? TY
The Kent Tile Fire was designed to be used without firebricks. Can you post a picture of the stove?
 

Jan Pijpelink

Minister of Fire
Jan 2, 2015
1,655
South Jersey

PlanB

New Member
Feb 8, 2019
7
South Jersey
Yeah mine doesn't have any bricks. Pull the bricks out and see what you have.Did you buy the unit new or used? Maybe previous owner added the bricks
 

wicksdoug

New Member
Apr 15, 2019
5
Bend OR
The stove came with the house I bought - I think it's been here since the house was built in 1976 - the documentation is here, intact. I may try pulling out the bricks later this summer. Many things to do before the stove comes apart.
 
The Tile Fire LEM (Low Emissions Model) was one of Kent's later offerings, sometime around the mid-80's. In this version, the secondary burn chamber with bypass was eliminated, and the firebox was lined with proprietary cast refractory panels, which were thinner but quite a bit heavier than standard firebricks. A center bracket held the two top panels at an angle to form a north-south peak at the center. The panels were cast from Kent's own recipe, and were far more refractory than typical firebricks, creating hotter firebox temperatures and a more complete burn, resulting in a reduction of the Tile Fire's already-low particulate emissions.

Don't try to remove the refractory panels: they become quite brittle with age, and there are no replacements available to my knowledge. The cracked rear panel shown in your photo is typical, and won't have a noticeable affect on efficiency.