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Old 12-01-2008, 06:22 AM
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my 42" was finished with 240 to 270 bricks(it depends on how much you waste and how you cut them)...but i also lost count, i did build my chimney with them as well.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:36 AM
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I called 16 masonry suppliers in the Washington, DC area. L.C. Smith Brick in Alexandria, Virginia had the cheapest low-duty firebricks in the area: $1.10/each. Unfortunately they did not have Heatstop...
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:34 AM
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$1.10 sounds like a pretty good price. I have found them in Dallas for 1.20. How many you need is also dependent on how you are going to cut them. If you plan on tapering the bricks to minimize the amount of mortar you have to use, you will need more bricks but less mortar. If you are just going to do half bricks with a minimum of cutting you will use fewer bricks but a lot more mortar. Given the price of mortar versus fire bricks, I will probably do some amount of brick tapering. I am figuring on 275 firebrick for a 42" oven, but that is pretty much just a guess.

I like Bonita's idea, of just getting a whole pallet, since I am planning a fireplace too. That would also have the advantages of not having been picked over and would given you a large number to chose from when looking for those perfectly sized and flat bricks for the hearth floor.

Travis
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:38 PM
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I am a newbie that is about to embark on the Pompeii. I also live in San Diego where did you get your firebricks?
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:30 AM
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Mikeye, I live in North County and found them for .95 in San Juan Capistrano. Its only 25 minutes from me. RCP in Chula Vista has them but I think they are about 1.24.

Mark
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:20 PM
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Thanks I thought RCP. They give contractor pricing on alot of stuff I'll check them out
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:37 AM
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$1.10 sounds like a pretty good price. I have found them in Dallas for 1.20. How many you need is also dependent on how you are going to cut them. If you plan on tapering the bricks to minimize the amount of mortar you have to use, you will need more bricks but less mortar. If you are just going to do half bricks with a minimum of cutting you will use fewer bricks but a lot more mortar. Given the price of mortar versus fire bricks, I will probably do some amount of brick tapering. I am figuring on 275 firebrick for a 42" oven, but that is pretty much just a guess.

I like Bonita's idea, of just getting a whole pallet, since I am planning a fireplace too. That would also have the advantages of not having been picked over and would given you a large number to chose from when looking for those perfectly sized and flat bricks for the hearth floor.

Travis
Did this. 618 bricks at $0.70 per brick. The only bad thing about a whole pallet is some will be cracked in the middle etc. The plus side is I have another 615 to choose from... Also transporting 618 bricks sucked! I did it all in the back if my nissan titan, hand loaded them one by one into truck in about 5 loads. Took about 4 hours for all trips, load, unloading, and purchase. 150 delivery fee scared me off. Bricks were in Round Rock, TX.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:14 PM
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does anyone know of a good source in northern california(sacramento)?
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:38 AM
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Check out the dealer locator on Superior Clay's website. It lists several options for Northern California.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:17 AM
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thanks for the lead... I'll check those out.
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