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    Hargrove Replacement Fireplace Refractory Panels - 24 inch X 40 inch - Set of 2

    List Price: $489.99
    Sale Price: $399.98
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    • 24 Inch (height) X 40 Inch (width)
    • Set of 2
    • Engineered for extreme heat
    • For use in prefabricated and zero clearance fireplaces
    • Panels are 1 inch thick
    • Can be cut to fit sizing requirements
    • Can be used as an original thickness replacement for left, right, or back panels
    • Can be used as a replacement hearth floor panel, in conjunction with shims
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Hargrove
    Part Number: 42440
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CPF-42440KIT


    • 24 Inch (height) X 40 Inch (width)
    • Set of 2
    • Engineered for extreme heat
    • For use in prefabricated and zero clearance fireplaces
    • Panels are 1 inch thick
    • Can be cut to fit sizing requirements
    • Can be used as an original thickness replacement for left, right, or back panels
    • Can be used as a replacement hearth floor panel, in conjunction with shims
    • Tapered on one edge for a finished look when used as a left or right panel
    * Please Note: Curing instructions are available for download in the manual below.

    *Also Note: This item is not returnable unless it is defective or damaged in transit.

    *Please Note: This item is custom made by the manufacturer and can not be cancelled or returned once the order is placed.

    These replacement fireplace refractory panels (large brick pattern) are engineered for extreme heat, have excellent thermal properties, and can be used in prefabricated and zero clearance fireplaces. Panels are 1" thick, and can be cut to fit sizing requirements. They can be used as a left, right, or back panel, and are tapered on one edge for a finished look when used as a left or right panel. The 24" x 40" replacement refractory panels come in a set of 2.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    26 Questions & 30 Answers
    from Bay Point CA asked:
    November 8, 2019
    Will this work for fmi36c?
    1 Answer
    These panels will work with any prefabricated wood fireplace when the existing refractory panels measure less than or equal to the width and depth of these panels.  
    Submitted by: Will M. on November 8, 2019

    from Colorado Springs asked:
    November 1, 2019
    Will these replacements work for model #HS36 fireplace?
    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, we do not have the manufacturer-specific panel that you are looking for, but we do offer some universal refractory panels that will work for your woodburning fireplace.  Please see the following links:

    One 24"h x 28"w Panel 

    Two 24" h x 40"w Panels

    These panels are about 1" thick and can be cut down to the size you need with a masonry blade or tile saw.  They are suitable for use as side, rear and floor panels inside any manufactured woodburning fireplace. 
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 1, 2019

    Ellis H.
    from Gray, GA asked:
    October 31, 2019
    What is the weight of each panel?
    1 Answer
    These panels weigh about 85 lbs each.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 31, 2019

    William F.
    October 16, 2019
    Do such panels exist in 3/4" thickness at all?
    1 Answer
    We apologize, no, these panels are not available in 3/4-inch thickness.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 16, 2019

    from Fredericksburg, TX asked:
    October 14, 2019
    Will this work for a Superior BR-42?
    1 Answer
    Yes, these panels will work as replacements for your BR-42 model.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 15, 2019

    from Atlanta, GA asked:
    September 26, 2019
    I have a Majestic SH42 with propane gas. Which panels would I use for hearth and back?
    1 Answer
    They are no longer available but you can check out our universal refractory panels by clicking here.
    Submitted by: Kathy O. on September 26, 2019

    Jim F
    from Newtown Square, PA asked:
    June 25, 2019
    Can the Hargrove Replacement Fireplace Refractory Panels - 24 inch X 40 inch - Set of 2 be used as the ceiling of an outdoor wood burning fireplace?  
    1 Answer
    No, these panels are only intended for use as a back, side or floor panel inside a manufactured woodburning fireplace. 
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 25, 2019

    James J
    from Seattle WA asked:
    May 2, 2019
    Are these panels suitable for a natural gas fireplace floor?

    Are they available in white?

    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, we do not offer universal gas panels in white, nor do we have gas versions of these panels. 
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on May 3, 2019

    Pam U
    from Saxonburg, PA asked:
    March 31, 2019
    Can these be used over existing metal firebox?
    1 Answer
    These can indeed be used for an existing metal firebox.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on April 1, 2019

    from Shreveport, LA asked:
    February 6, 2019
    Whst is the best way to clean the panels to restore to original color?
    1 Answer
    You can clean the creosote with AW Perkins Chimney Creosote Remover. The panels will never be 100% as before, this will help keep the much cleaner.
    Submitted by: Owen O. on February 6, 2019

    from Charlotte, NC asked:
    February 12, 2018
    Can these be painted? What do you guys recommend to paint them with?
    1 Answer
    You can indeed paint these panels using a high temp paint. Based on your needs, I would suggest the Stove Bright Flat Black Paint - 43205.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. W. on February 13, 2018

    from Yorktown Heights, NY asked:
    December 20, 2017
    When I am ready to cure my panels do I light the fire right on the new panel or should I use a grate?
    1 Answer
    You will want to use your grate when curing the panels.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on December 20, 2017

    Joseph P
    from Lower Alabama asked:
    December 13, 2017
    What size are the bricks in the pattern on the panel?
    1 Answer
    3" by 8"
    Submitted by: Owen on December 14, 2017

    from Dallas, TX asked:
    October 11, 2017
    Does it come with the clips to install them?
    1 Answer
    This does not come with clips.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on October 11, 2017

    from St. Louis, MO asked:
    October 10, 2017
    Can I just lay this on top of a current bottom panel, which has a small crack, but seems structurally sound? Or, do I have to remove all the panels to get to the bottom?
    1 Answer
    This would require replacement of the hearth panel. The panel should not simply be placed atop a broken panel.
    Submitted by: Will M. on October 10, 2017

    from Castro Valley, CA asked:
    August 23, 2017
    Can the Hargrove refractory panels be used outdoors, where they'll be exposed to the elements?
    1 Answer
    Yes, they would work fine in that application.
    Submitted by: Owen on August 24, 2017

    from NJ asked:
    December 15, 2015
    Can these Hargrove replacement fireplace refractory panels be used for the floor of the fireplace?
    2 Answers
    These panels can indeed be used on the floor of a fireplace. If you have the manufacturer name and model number available, I can search availability of direct replacement panels from the manufacturer as well.
    Submitted by: Chris C. on December 15, 2015
    Yes - I used these panels to replace sides, back and floor of my discontinued Marco fireplace. I needed to buy the 2 panel set plus the 1 panel to do so. Remove and use the existing panels as templates for the new. Use a good masonry blade on a circular saw and be sure to support each side of the cut to avoid any cracking or breaking near the end of the cut.
    Submitted by: Sean on December 15, 2015 from NY

    from Colfax, CA asked:
    October 17, 2015
    Once I cut these Hargrove replacement fireplace refractory panels and install them, do the seams need to be sealed with anything?
    1 Answer
    The edges do not need to be sealed. It is actually best to leave the edges as they are in order to allow for some movement that will occur as the result of expansion and contraction.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore on October 19, 2015

    from Salisbury, NC asked:
    October 13, 2015
    Can these be cut down? What is needed to do so?
    1 Answer
    These panels are meant to be cut by the consumer. They can be cut using a circular saw with a masonry blade.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on October 13, 2015

    from Lewes, DE asked:
    December 16, 2014
    Can we use these panels to cover up the firebirck?
    1 Answer
    While this is not their original intended purpose, the panels could indeed be cut to fit for this application. The panels are usually held in place by retaining brackets in a prefabricated fireplace, so you will need to use refractory mortar to secure them for a masonry application.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore on December 16, 2014

    from Linden, NC asked:
    November 13, 2014
    How heavy are these refractory panels?
    1 Answer
    These panels weigh approximately 85 pounds each. There is a small bit of variance in each casting and batch of cement that will effect weight slightly.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore on November 13, 2014

    from Baltimore, MD asked:
    August 23, 2014
    What color are these panels?
    4 Answers
    The panels will arrive as a medium grey color and will lighten slightly as they cure.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore on August 25, 2014
    Light grey.. (smooth) dried concrete color.
    Submitted by: Daniel L. Mills on August 25, 2014 from Trenton, S.C.
    The panels are grey. Similar to a primer paint grey. I've attached a picture of one of the panels I received.
    Submitted by: Richard on August 26, 2014 from Chesapeake, Va
    The panels are a light gray color very close to what is pictured.
    Submitted by: Glenn on August 27, 2014 from San Francisco

    from Acra, NY asked:
    November 14, 2013
    Can these panels be used on a wall behind a wood burning stove?
    1 Answer
    No, these panels are only for use inside manufactured woodburning fireplaces. However, please see our Hearth Boards and Stove Boards for some options for wall protection behind your stove.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on November 14, 2013

    Steve E
    from New Jersey asked:
    June 10, 2012
    Can I use this refractory panel also as the hearth (bottom) panel for a wood fireplace?
    1 Answer
    Yes, indeed you may use this item as a hearth panel for your woodburning fireplace.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on June 11, 2012

    from Bristol, TN asked:
    March 29, 2012
    Can these panels be used in a vent free gas log fire box?
    1 Answer
    Actually, these are refractory panels meant for use inside woodburning fireplaces.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on March 30, 2012

    from CA asked:
    December 4, 2011
    What other materials would I need to install these panels?
    1 Answer
    They should be cut to fit together inside your firebox and secured with clips that held the previous panels. If your firebox does not have clips, you may be able to fabricate some to hold these panels in place. If you use adhesive, when the heat causes these panels to expand, they will crack.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 5, 2011

    Customer Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (37 of 37 responses)
    By Anne from San Antonio, TX on October 16, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Solved My Problem!
    Our chimneysweep said our fireplace wasn't safe to use, as the back and bottom panels were cracked beyond repair. He quoted me $700 for the repair and told me he couldn't actually do the repair for TWO months.... so after searching online I found these replacement panels. They arrived in just over a week, delivery was perfect! No damage what so ever. I spent $15 on a diamond blade for my circular saw and I was in business. The blade made clean cuts. It was loud & dusty & sparks flew, but installation went without a hitch and the fireplace looks brand new. I highly recommend these panels.
    By Marty F. from SC on August 1, 2019
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Perfect solution
    I was delighted to receive this product. It's perfect for our fireplace repair.
    By John from Austin, TX on February 24, 2019
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Easy install
    Easy to install and easy to cut with a diamond blade on a rotary saw. Looks very nice in the fireplace.
    Pros Easy to cut. Looks very nice.
    Cons None.
    By Alan from Woodside, CA on December 12, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Excellent product for fireplace replacement
    These panels were delivered in front of my garage in perfect order. They are now looking great in my fireplace.
    By JT from Greenville, SC on April 26, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great product
    Shipped withpanels standing up and secured to a pallet system, no damage. The panels were as advertised, heavy and well made. They were easy to cut with a diamond blade and installed with just moving back metal tabs. I was going to paint the panels flat black, but once they were installed the grey looks fantastic as is.
    ProsShipped very well. Easy to cut and install.
    By James S. from Hudson, Fl on February 20, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Hargrove Replacement Fireplace Refractory Panels - 24 inch X 40 inch - Set of 2
    It came on Time, Was in perfect shape, Had several questions, they were answered very quick and the people were very pleasant and friendly, 5 Star service all around.
    ProsAll the above
    By Carla from North Carolina on February 20, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Refractory panels
    Arrived on time. Securely shipped. No damage. Cut to fit was simple. Looks great. Time will tell on durability. Pleased with purchase so far.
    By Brian T. from Thibodaux, LA on February 17, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Replacement Fireplace Panels
    Received fireplace panels in one piece after the first ones either were broken or lost.

    Cut was pretty easily done with the right blade. Getting all the metal back in place was the hardest part of the project.
    ProsDelivered to doorstep....no problem.
    ConsNone really.. Just have to take your time!!
    By TennesseeBIGfoot from Murfreesboro, TN on January 16, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    First Timer Install
    I researched, I asked questions here on the web site, got the answers I needed, so I ordered this 2 pack of Refractory Panels. The order was filled within a day and on my way. efireplacestore sent various emails keeping me informed of the delivery process. FedEx called for the delivery appointment, driver was great, backed his tractor right in my driveway ( which they do NOT have to do, since this is a curbside delivery), we unloaded the very well packaged skid right into the bed of my pick-up! ( The weight on the shipping ticket was right at 200 lbs. ) Our fireplace insert was very simple to disassemble, laid out the old Hearth onto one panel and traced it, same with the 2nd panel to do the back. I used a circular saw, with a carbon blade ( available at any home improvement store ), It WILL get dusty when you cut the panel, so wear some type of mask/bandana when cutting. Reassemble in reverse (Hearth/Back Panel/Side Panels ).
    Pros1. efireplacestore was quick to answer any emailed questions 2. delivery process was smooth and simple 3. product is heavy/durable 4. with a little research, YOU CAN DO THIS!
    ConsWhen cutting, makes alot of dust, please use a mask or bandana......that's it!
    By David from Sedalia missouri on December 26, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    hargrove universal replacement panels
    The Hargrove Universal Replacement Panels are the ultimate choice for replacing your damaged panels. These panels are great for those, including myself, who do not have the make and model of their fire place. They are fitted by cutting with a masonry blade on a circular saw. There is a lot of dust, so I recommend safety glasses and a dust mask. The panels cut easily. The shipping packaging is good. BE SURE TO INSPECT THEM PRIOR TO ACCEPTANCE.
    By KJG from Munhall, PA on December 14, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Good Product
    Arrived in 10 days. Undamaged. Had no problems cutting (used a grinder with masonry wheel. Cut was really clean. I would recommend this companies products.
    ProsCut clean and easy
    ConsWish I could have purchased a 3'x2' panel ended up with extra odd sized panels.
    By Dean from MI on November 20, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Fireplace Panel
    Received in a timely fashion with no damage.
    By John from Cornelius, NC on July 7, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Good Experience
    I have a 40 year old Majestic fireplace and the Backwall refractory was cracked and needed to be replaced. eFireplaceStore offered an acceptable replacement. Delivery was prompt and the price was acceptable. Good experience.
    By Daniel from ME on May 12, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    They Weigh A Ton and Come on a Pallet
    Be prepared at delivery
    ProsCan be cut to size for the bottom of my fireplace
    By Darryl from AK on February 21, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Excellent Quality, Fast Service
    I found the refractory panels to be of excellent quality and I received them quickly after ordering them. The website was easy to navigate and clear.
    By Kristin from Colorado Springs, CO on October 19, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Product
    Easy to cut and install. Looks really nice!
    By Linda from CRYSTAL RIVER on May 26, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Quality Refractory Panels, fast ship
    These panels were ordered to replace old cracked panels in a Majestic fireplace unit. They were shipped very quickly and came well packaged; wrapped in plastic and thick cardboard sheets between each one, strapped upright on a very sturdy pallet. Delivery personnel were very gracious to unload them from the tractor trailer (no loading deck).
    The panels are exactly as described and were expertly cut by my son using the old panels as a template and utilizing a grinder with a diamond disk. They fit perfectly into the fireplace and the entire thing looks like a new unit. No fire has been set in the fireplace as of yet but there are instructions for curing the panels and that needs to be done to insure good service from the panels.
    ProsExactly as described. Shipped quickly and securely. Cut to size easily using proper tools. Looks great in the fireplace.
    ConsNone so far
    By John from Martinsburg on March 22, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    without a flaw
    Everything about this purchase went without a flaw, from ordering to shipping, Even my contractor had no problems with it either. I would recommend this company and this product again.
    By Joseph B. from New York on October 15, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Fireplace refactory panel
    No problems with ordering or installatiion
    ProsEasily cut with proper tools, install was easy. Helpful instructions with curing walls before use
    By Stefan from Cape Cod on February 26, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Fireplace refractory panels
    Everything worked out great! Got the panels within one week from ordering, measured, cut and replaced with a help from a friend, and got brand new looking fireplace. Hargrow pannels seem much more durable and substantial then the original pannels I had in the fireplace. All in all, by going the self installing route I have saved 1K, and as a bonus, I had enough of the pannel material to refurbish the base.
    ConsThe panels are hard to cut and definitely require use of a protective glasses and a breathing mask. There is a tones of a fine cement dust, so cut away from the house.
    By Ernest from Jacksonville, Fl on February 19, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Perfect fit (with a little trimming)
    Our order arrived very quickly and the way they packaged the 2 panels there was little risk of shipping damage. The manufacturer of our fireplace insert went out of business years ago so after a few hours of research this product was the best/cheapest choice. Glad we went with this product and company, would highly recommend buying if you are in the market. Install is quite simple with even rudimentary skills. Be sure to follow the break in advice they have listed here for these panels.
    ProsPerfect fit for any insert (3 sides) Free shipping! Quick order processing and shipping. Excellent packing.
    ConsNot enough material for a bottom insert.
    By JLF from Jacksonville, FL on December 18, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    very easy to cut and install. It look very nice.
    I placed an order on Monday, I received my shipment on Wednesday. Very fast shipping very well packed. I have a very nice looking fireplace. The price is so much better than having it repaired or replaced. I LOVE IT.
    By Jack from Jacksonville, FL on December 4, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    went together easily
    My fireplace looks wonderful. The shipping was extremely fast, I ordered on a Monday an it was delivered on Wednesday the same week. I pulled out the broken panels piece them together and used them as a cutting template. Everything went together easily and very well.
    By Leslie from Menlo Park, CA on September 19, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Looks Great
    I needed to replace the bottom and rear firebrick liner or refractory on my old Temco Woodburning Fireplace.Temco no longer exists so I found this on line and ordered it. It arrived no problem and I hired a chimney cleaning company for $350 to install it as they had to cut the panels to fit my fireplace and its a messy job that I didn't want to deal with. I was a little worried that the panel would look different than the existing refractory but the approx. 2"x8" size of brick matched great and the cement grey color also worked well. I also was concerned about that the new panels may be too thick to fit in place of the old but the 3/4" fit perfectly. In fact these panels seem much stronger than the old. I am very happy with the outcome.
    By Beverly from Columbus Ohio on September 8, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    great looking panels and A+ on Customer Service
    I order these panels for a fireplace that is no longer made. I am flipping a house and did not want to put a new fire box in the brick panels were cracked I needed them quick for a closing within a week so I called them to see if I could get them quicker.....the guy called me back said I could have them Monday or Tuesday at the latest. Very nice to have great customer service on the phone. I would order this again!
    Prosquick and the panels look great
    By Kathy from mountains of N.C. on March 7, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Just What We Needed!
    We have a Marco fireplace, which is no longer in business, so finding firebrick panels we thought would be impossible. These worked perfectly! You get two panels, which we needed two, so one we used on the back (and have enough left to do a side if ever needed) and it pretty much took a full panel to do the bottom. They are fragile but we bought a blade for our SKIL saw to cut them. Had no problem or breakage. May seem a little $$$ but worth it. We use our fireplace daily during the Winter months. The panels aren't as thick as the Marco panels and they don't have the wire mesh embedded. We'll see how they hold up.
    ProsPrompt delivery. Packaging prevented any breakage. Easy to cut (with the right blade). Did the complete removal and install in 2 hours max. This store is very good with sending emails regarding information to let you know everything about their shipping, being prepared for delivery and how the panels are to be treated. That info is valuable.
    ConsThey're expensive and you can't buy just one.
    By Troy from Illinois on December 22, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Good Company
    Got my items and had no problems.
    By Jeff from Basking Ridge, New Jersey on March 11, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Customer Service
    First set I received was cracked, but had no hassle refusing. Company reshipped replacement set very quickly. VERY SATISFIED!!!!
    ProsHigh quality product.
    By Joel from Canyon Lake CA on November 13, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Replacement Fireplace liner
    As advertised. Showed up quick, cut to size, works great!Thanks
    By Rod from San Francisco on May 15, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Good Product
    Used to custom build a firebox, easy to cut with a diamond blade.
    By Shedman from Redwood City, CA on March 19, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    By CT D. from Central Connecticut on February 21, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    DIY refractory panels
    Panels were exactly as described. Shipping and delivery was quick. The freight company arrived when they said they would and the panels were very securely attached to a pallet. No damage at all during shipment. The panels were very easy to install...Just lay the old panel on top, trace the shape and cut with a circular saw with a masonry blade. I removed the old panels and had the new ones installed within about an hour. Just be sure to do your cutting outside away from the house. Like all masonry projects, there is a good deal of dust when you cut. I recommend the panels and this store to anyone looking to save some money and get a quality product.
    ProsQuality of product, fast delivery, great customer service
    ConsWould like more sizes, I had to buy 2 panels and had a good deal left over.
    By Oleg from Atlanta, GA on February 11, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great customer service
    Purchased both panels, first of all - the best pricing, second - super fast shipping, great communication, customer service willing to go an extra step to make sure, you get a best service. Thank you. Very happy with the product.
    ProsQualitty, fast shippng, great service.
    By John from Rolla, MO on February 7, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Hargrove Replacement Fireplace Refractory Panels
    The rear refractory panel in my zero-clearance fireplace sustained normal wear and tear damage due to years of fireplace use. After scouring the internet for a replacement panel for this particular fireplace, I discovered that the fireplace manufacturer of my fireplace had gone out a business. This is not uncommon for older fireplaces.I checked around in my town and couldn't find any fireplace store who had replacement panels. I asked the chimney sweep who cleans my chimney and he told me that needed to get replacement panels and that he would cut and install them for me. My fireplace has a back, two side, and a floor panel. Four total panels. I only had damage to the back panel. After surfing the internet I stumbled across what I thought was the best deal for these replacement panels at e-Fireplace Store.com. I sent them a few emails and made a call or two and decided that the best deal for me was to order their 24X40 set of 2 panels. I planned to have my chimney sweep guy cut what I needed for this job and save the leftovers for any future replacement. There's free shipping on the set of 2 panels, which is a "significant" savings on the cost.I ordered the panels and it took about 2-3 weeks to receive them. That seemed a bit long, but I suppose they make the panels once they're ordered. The panels arrived in an 18 wheeler truck, so plan to have an 18 wheeler in your driveway, or if that won't work as it didn't for me (I live very rural and up a long narrow driveway), be prepared to have the driver meet you somewhere, and bring your pickup truck. The panels were expertly packed on a pallet. As packed, they're pretty heavy. Be careful once they arrive because these panels are fragile. They will break. Take the damaged panels out of your fireplace and use them as your cutting template. The old panels are probably held in with clips. Mine were. It took my fireplace guy about 15 minutes to do the entire operation. He used a "diamond blade" on his saw to cut the panels. It worked good. Do NOT use a standard saw blade.Once installed, don't light a full fire to your fireplace. New panels must first cure and expand to the heat gently before they're completely ready for a fire. This takes about three hours. I used one of those match-lit logs you can buy at any Walmart. They don't produce extensive heat, they burn for about three hours, and they're easy to monitor. Once that part's complete, fire away. I'd also be careful not to over burn the first time. In other words, keep your wood OFF the panels and don't light a bonfire to your fireplace.All in all I'm very happy about these panels. The eFireplaceStore.com folks will replace them if they arrive damaged, and mine refract the heat as designed and has been durable up to now. We've been using the fireplace daily for about a month since we had the back panel installed, with no deficiencies noted. I suppose the only downside to buying refractory replacements is the cost. They're not inexpensive, but they're worth the expense if you rely on your fireplace to provide heat during the winter months. I rate eFireplaceStore.com and these panels with an "A" and would not hesitate to recommend this product to a friend. Good luck!
    ProsEase of cutting, the customer service I received from eFireplaceStore.com, free shipping
    ConsCost. Seems high when you compare it to buying a $250 TV. Go figure, but they're expensive everywhere.
    By larry c. from katy, TX on December 9, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    replacement panel
    relatively easy installation with basic tools. much cheaper than local chimney repair supply houses.no complaints
    Proscost ease of cutting
    By Rick from Denton , Tx on November 25, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great value, great service
    I had 2 bad panels so I opted for the set of 2 24 x 40 panels. To my surprise they were shipped by truck and not FedEx or UPS. The way they were wrapped and palleted made it so that nothing could be stacked on top of them so damage is almost impossible. The trucking service called my cell phone to let me know they were coming. "A WEEK EARLIER THAN ESTIMATED" which was fantastic. And to top it all off. I got 3 panels cut out of the 2 pieces,both sides and a back . And still have enough left over to make 1 more if anything happens.I priced in stores and they are really expensive so if you don't mind cutting them you save a lot.
    ProsEasy to cut "if you don't mind spending $24.00 on a diamond blade. $300.00 cheaper than buying precut. Trucked instead of using OOPS or FEDERAL DISTRESS. Plenty of product to do the job right.
    By Mike L. from Largo Florida on October 22, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Replacement Panels
    I bought two panels to replace my old fire place with. The panels where easy to cut down to the proper size with a concrete metal saw blade. make sure you wear a dust mask. ran it 3 times now and no cracks
    Proseasy to cut down to sizes
    Consshipping to longer then I hoped

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