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Old Kiln tile/brick

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  • Old Kiln tile/brick

    The Tile plant in town closed down this year & a local surplus / hardware store bought all the tiles from the kilns. I'm wondering if they'd be a good firebrick to make a barrel style oven. They're approximately 20x20. I'll try to get some pics of them in the next couple of days.


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    Re: Old Kiln tile/brick

    You will need to check what nasties were fired in the oven in the glazes, heavy metals etc.
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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      Re: Old Kiln tile/brick

      Based on what I can find they used Water based glazes since the mid 1990's...... I'd think the blocks have been replaced in a commercial application since then. I think I might get one of those instant lead tests & try swabbing the blocks first....... (I know lead isn;t the only concern.

      I pic of them can be seen on the bottom of page 5: (Listed as refractory trays)