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Old 12-22-00, 08:13 AM
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In my new home I have a heatelator fireplace with just a metal box. My question is, should this box be lined with firebrick to increase the heat output or what is the function of firebrick.
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Old 12-22-00, 09:43 AM
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Blaine,
A Heat-A-Lator-type firebox is usually double-walled steel that circulates air between the steel walls (either by blower or convection) to give you heated air back into the room.
It takes cooler air in near the floor, and blows it back out heated at the top. It doesn't need firebrick.
Firebrick is needed in a conventional masonry fireplace to withstand direct fires.
Enjoy your fireplace. Merry Christmas!
 
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Old 12-22-00, 10:44 AM
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Hi both you guys,

I must be bored because I am replying, yet know nothing factual about firebricks. lol I just wanted to complete Old Guy's thought that he started.

"Firebrick is needed in a conventional masonry fireplace to withstand direct fires"....without cracking and crumbling.

Am I right Old Guy? Seems like someone told me firebrick is baked at a higher temperature or some such thing, than regular patio brick.

And a Merry Christmas to all !

Mark
 
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Old 12-22-00, 05:52 PM
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Hey, Mark!
You're right.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
 
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Old 12-23-00, 06:15 AM
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Old Guy, Mark, Thanks for taking the time to answer my queston on firebrick. Seasons greetins to both of you.
Blaine
 
 

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