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Telmah 05-21-2013 07:53 PM

Too dirty?
 
The previous owners of the house I am about to buy have used hundreds of fire bricks as pavers for paths. They have been in the ground for 7-10 years. Can they be cleaned up and used in an oven? Any recommendations on how to clean them?

SCChris 05-22-2013 08:34 AM

Re: Too dirty?
 
Wash and scrub and then dry them. Are they really firebricks?

Chirs

jeeppiper 05-22-2013 11:28 AM

Re: Too dirty?
 
they are probably red clay bricks, not fire bricks.

SCChris 05-22-2013 11:39 AM

Re: Too dirty?
 
Jeep, That's my bet too.. But just in case..

Chris

brickie in oz 05-23-2013 01:03 AM

Re: Too dirty?
 
Pictures, we need pictures. :)

nissanneill 05-23-2013 04:14 AM

Re: Too dirty?
 
Easiest way to clean any "dirty" bricks is with a pressure washer with a wide adjustable p]spray rather than a pencil jett them drain and then mortar them into place.

Neill

Telmah 06-03-2013 01:34 PM

Re: Too dirty?
 
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Definitely firebricks, yellow with clean, sharp edges. Tough too, a 1000lb limb from a locust fell and drove several 2-3 feet into the ground, I haven't found any broken pieces yet..
I am trying to attach a picture now... Here goes.

michelevit 10-15-2013 03:51 PM

Re: Too dirty?
 
if you already have a pizza oven, cook them!
The high heat will clean them nicely. Make sure they are dry.

Tscarborough 10-15-2013 05:12 PM

Re: Too dirty?
 
You don't need an oven, just build them into a very loose pile and build a fire on top of them.

Telmah 10-23-2013 08:03 AM

Re: Too dirty?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tscarborough (Post 163667)
You don't need an oven, just build them into a very loose pile and build a fire on top of them.

Thanks! Great idea. Don't have an oven yet, but I do have a couple of campfire rings, and can make a makeshift fire pit or kiln-like structure...


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