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  • Pricing firebrick

    I live in San Diego, CA and the local Brick store is selling Fire brick for $1.35. Is that a good price? I'm Planning on a 42" Pompeii Oven. I start digging today!

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    Sounds about right - I paid $1.44 ea.

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    • #3
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      I found prices in AZ ranging from $1.37 to $1.50. You've found a reasonable source.
      Nikki

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      • #4
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        Yep, sounds about right. $1.35 in Wisconsin too.
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        • #5
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          Yes, once you get out of fireplace land, firebricks become sort of a specialty item.
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          • #6
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            I lucked out on my firebrick. My local suppler, within a couple miles, has them for $1.50/each. I found a place about 15 miles away that looks like you took a trip back in time. They were selling them (full low duty solids) for $.95 each. It was worth the extra travel to get them there. I'm in Western Pennsylvania.

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            • #7
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              WOW!!! I get them here in South Carolina for between .70-.88 a piece. Maybe I should start exporting them to the west coast, huh

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              • #8
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                I would be most of the firebrick is made on the east coast and the differeneces in cost is the shipping. I found them here in NY state fo $1.25.


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                • #9
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                  $1.25 here in little old Rhode Island!!
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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Modthyrth View Post
                    I found prices in AZ ranging from $1.37 to $1.50. You've found a reasonable source.
                    Hey Nikki,

                    Where did you get your brick at? I have been doing some shopping around also and have not been able to get them for less than $2.

                    Ray

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                    • #11
                      Re: Pricing firebrick

                      Marvel Masonry Supply has the best price, $1.37 each.
                      Marvel Building & Masonry Supply

                      But Arizona Brick Source, while they have the highest price of $1.50, has hands-down the best customer service. They don't usually carry Heatstop 50 (nobody does around here) but they called around and found a supplier and are special ordering it for me. It's coming from one of their main suppliers, so they're not even charging me extra for shipping. Great service and one-stop shopping--that's worth the extra $26 it works out to for me.

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                      Nikki

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                      • #12
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                        You guys are pretty fortunate in the US and A, we pay $3 per in Aussie.

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                        • #13
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                          $1.75 in Central Oregon for full size.
                          $1.00 for splits

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                          • #14
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                            The only fire bricks made in South Aus is $5 per brick and they can't or won't ell you their composition.
                            That's why I went secondhand at $1 each!

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                            • #15
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                              Northwestern Minnesota: 2.07 - full; $1.71 for splits.

                              I really thought that with the amound of fireplaces in this part of the country they would be much cheaper.

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