Bought a cabin last month and it had a wood burner. It's a 2003 small EPA Century I believe. Tried getting a fire going and couldn't get a good burn going. Wood would light but not really get going; no secondaries. Since I have a wood burning insert at home I know what it should look like. After about a dozen fires I decide to take a good look inside to see what's going on. Turns out there's NO FIRE BRICKS ANYWHERE! What? Any possibility of me damaging stove? I never really got it cranking and it didn't seem to ping a whole lot. Ordered 18 bricks from Ace Hardware. It calls for 18 inside the box and two above the baffle. Hoping those are at least in there. If not I think I have to take the stove pipe off to get to em.