This tub is something all wood-burning stove owners should have in the shed or under the sink. It’s so versatile, handy and effective that it makes sense to have it on hand to use whenever it might be needed.
It is, of course, fire cement.
Fire cement has a lot of uses that make it a tremendously helpful item for a wood-burning stove owner to have at their disposal.
For instance, fire cement can be used to:
- seal the gap at the stove collar and at the stove adaptor during stove installations
- fix cracked firebacks
- fill any other voids or cracks in high temperature environments.
So, if you spot any holes appearing in your stove body – either caused by rust that has been allowed to spread, impact damage or by the cast iron panels moving apart slightly due to the high temperature – you can fill the gaps with fire cement, which can withstand the heat the stove generates.
That allows for a quick and effective fix to keep your stove working efficiently and prevent any smoke or harmful gases seeping out into your home. Your appliance will be sealed once again and you can rest assured that you’ve sealed it with a material that is designed for that very purpose.
The fire cement featured in this article is available ready-mixed in the tub, which means you can just concentrate on quickly and easily applying it to the surface in question.
[NB. The fire cement featured here is black, so that it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb when applied to a wood-burning stove. When applying fire cement to a surface that isn’t black, you might prefer a tub which comes in regular cement colour.