When to replace firebricks

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Caution Replacing Fire Bricks can be Tricky.

If you Believe that your Fire Bricks need Replacing.

Source New Bricks. 

Call Us and Book a Sweep.

We will be Happy to fit them For Free.

The firebricks in a stove reflect heat back into the fire which allows for a hotter, cleaner burn but these are wear items and will need replacement from time to time.

Example 1

Firebrick can remain in place

If a brick is well supported on three edges then it can remain in place.

Example 2

a single hair line crack fire brick  not a problem

As a general rule a single hairline crack is not a problem.

Example 3

Fire brick missing piece time to re place

Replace if it looks like it could fall into the fire.

 Example 4

Firebrick you can see the stove wall replace

Replace if you can see the stove wall behind.


Wood burning – sweep every 3 months in use.

Smokeless – sweep every year.

Coal- Never burn coal in a stove with a liner.

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