- Why do I need fire bricks?
They are fitted to the stove for insulation purposes, allowing your stove to burn efficently but also acting as a heat barrier and preventing the flame from reaching the steel stove walls.
- When should I replace my fire bricks?
It is a perishable item and over time will need to be replaced. For help replacing the fire bricks, please look at our video to help you remove all the necessary parts before removing the old ones and putting the new fire bricks in.
The bricks will last longer if you take good care of them. This includes burning the correct fuel and loading the fuel correctly into your stove.
- What signs should I look for to see if I need new fire bricks?
Impact or vibration can cause a crack in a fire brick eg. a door shut on an oversized log, forcing the log aginst the vermiculite board. Degradation over time will include crumbling at the edge of the board, colour variations on the surface and in some cases cracking from wear and tear.
Although it is not aesthetically pleasing a cracked or slightly damaged board will not have an detrimental effect on the operation of the stove.
- How can I make my bricks last longer?
We have a few tips on how you can make your bricks last longer:
- One of my fire bricks is broken/damaged. Should I replace a single fire brick or the whole set?
When your fire bricks need replacing, we recommend buying fire bricks in sets for the following reaons:
Bricks are available on their own, should you wish to only purchase a single replacement brick.