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fair enough.  i broke a glass this winter gone....screws holding it were too tight (not my fault...i couldn't get them out), and my baffle has a little warp too.  Although it was a cheapish replacement and the warp probaby speaks as much to the quality as my treatment.  although like you i agree, run a stove hard and clean, but unlike you i stick to wood.  I reckon its coal that causes most of the over fire damage.  i think you'd have to really go for it to do damamge to a small stove with wood....do a hot reload and leave the air open and it will go very very hot but small stoves will burn though the fuel so fast i decent stove will survive fine...unless you do that repeatedly all day long!

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On 13/06/2019 at 22:28, Steven P said:

....suspect the fire bricks wre half caused by PET coke, the latest one is caused by the old grate moving and warpng as it fell apart - but the baffle plate, defenite caused by it getting hot

 

I do prefer to run it full on rather than ticking over - it appears to keep cleaner that way

Don't most stove manufacturers advise against burning PET Coke? (it voids the warranty)

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