Kent Tile Fire

Jan Pijpelink Posted By Jan Pijpelink, Jan 9, 2015 at 2:02 PM

  1. tlc1976

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    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.
     
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    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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  4. PlanB

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    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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    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
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    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.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Yes, it looks like a simple wire trivet, not a stove part.
     
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    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
     
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    The Kent Tile Fire was designed to be used without firebricks. Can you post a picture of the stove?
     
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    Hey, Jan - here you go. Cracks in the back brick.
     

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    That is a rare Tile Fire. The one I had and many others I've seen had no fire bricks. The manual states it should be used without bricks. But I can see the brick supports in yours. Spare parts are very hard to get. I guess any firebrick will do. You can also look here: https://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/68/details/27117/Tile-Fire/27120.html
     
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    Thank you - appreciated.
     
  14. PlanB

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Thanks. Sounds like leaving it alone is the best path. It is a pretty sweet stove - throws good heat. Ty!
     

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