Replacing firebricks on Fisher woodstove : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I need to replace the cracked firebricks at the back of my Fisher woodstove that I use to heat our place. I got the top cracked pieces out, but theses firebricks are wedged in very tightly, in a vertical position, between the back of the stove and the horizontly lying fire bricks on the floor of the stove. Can anyone suggest how I can get these bricks out an how I get the new ones in, without having to replace the bricks on the floor. Please hurry, winter is coming!

Perry in Canada

-- Perry (, September 02, 2001


are they just cracked,,or is some peices missing? if just cracked,, leave them in till they start falling apart. would be easier to replace then

-- stan (, September 02, 2001.

I don't remember the order my husband did it in, but we pretty much took the ones on the bottom out and put the ones in the side s in and replaced the ones on the bottom that were broken. I don't remember if we did sides or bottoms first, but they all just lifted out and all just went back in, with new ones replacing old. It is a Fisher too.

-- Marcee King (, September 02, 2001.

Where did you find firebrick? I have to get some for my 1918 round oak wood/coal burning cookstove? Any info would be appreciated.

-- evelyn (, September 03, 2001.

Fire brick are available at a mason supply store. Some stoves have molded brick I have had good luck with castable refractory caried by some mason supply stores or McMaster Carr catolog on line.

-- (, September 03, 2001.

when we replaced the fire brick in our old stove, went to a brick yard ,where they make it. I think it would be more reasonable, price wise. This was otto's brick and tile works in PA. Lexi

-- Lexi Green (, September 03, 2001.

Most retailers that sell wood heaters sell firebrick. We get about $1.50 each. They can be easily scored with a saw with a masonry blade and then split to fit your stove if it takes an odd size. A lot of stoves require the brick to be installed in a particular order so you might have to remove others to get at the broken ones.

-- jz (, September 09, 2001.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ