fireplace with sand

Va, United States   

We have our wood burning stove inserted in fireplace.

We found sand on ledge inside. Does it need sand in there inside the fireplace?

Because we just bought this house stove was already here too and we cleaned fireplace and flu out and found this.

I thought sand was only for gas.

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by ChimneyChick | June 09, 2015 ChimneyChick's avatar
Midland, Ontario

some stove manufactures used to put sand in the bottom of the firebox as a heat holder, new stoves now have firebrick to do that job.
Without more specifics it is hard to determine. Do you now th make and model of the insert??

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