Fireplace Refractory Panels
If you have a prefabricated fireplace, commonly known as a factory-made fireplace you have refractory panels on the sides and bottom of your firebox. These panels are made to withstand heat and add strength and durability to the fireplace. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) the firebox refractory panels should be replaced when a nickel on end can fit into the crack or when the surface is abraded more than ¼”. Original manufacturers panels are the best option for replacement. When not readily available Lindemann has the best options available including Skamol Vermiculite panels, a customer favorite.