New to the forums! I just got a papa bear stove from an auction in Pa through one of my friends. It is in really good shape and was thrilled to have found it. I did notice when i got it home that there are no firebricks on the sides, just the floor and rear. No brackets on the sides either. Just wondering if this was normal or not. Have read that a second row is not necessary but seems like a first row would be a good idea. IF i follow previously seen diagrams on installing the firebricks, I should have to remove the floor bricks currently installed, put the sides in and them try to reinstall the floor. Just wondering if I put the first row in with a small "dab" of high temp adhesive on the top of the bricks (as its install vertically), could I just install on top of the existing floor bricks. Any ideas would be welcome.