Firebox – fireclay, fireclay substitute, vermiculite, fireclay mortar and fireplace discs
The firebox of a fireplace or stove consists of firebox panels . These mainly consist of fireclay or vermiculite (chamotte substitute) .
These firebox plates are wearing parts, like the tires in a car. With new fireclay or fireclay replacement panels ( vermiculite ), you can quickly and easily replace defective panels. Fine hairline cracks are not yet a problem. However, if these cracks become larger and holes appear, you must act and replace them.
Vermiculite panels are usually just clamped or inserted into the firebox , fireclay bricks are more likely to be walled in with fireclay mortar. Look inside your fireplace or stove and try to restore the firebox to the way the manufacturer intended.
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