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dlebla 06-18-2010 06:33 AM

Used Firebrick
I have come across used firebricks for free. Only problem is that the corners are not square. Since I need to cut the firebricks in Half anyways can I use the new cut side facing into the oven so it would look nice and square? I know in the free directions is says to place cut side out. Not sure if this would break down the bricks faster or anything else that might affect the oven. I would still buy new bricks for the oven floor. Thanks for any help you can give as I need to decide if I want the bricks soon!

imgroovin 06-18-2010 06:04 PM

Re: Used Firebrick
shouldn't make a difference in strength... just cosmetic.

GianniFocaccia 06-18-2010 11:14 PM

Re: Used Firebrick
This topic has been discussed previously and the consensus was that the 'factory' finish is really no better than a fresh-cut side. For pictures of an excellent build employing a fresh-cut interior dome see Les' Build.

dmun 06-19-2010 02:58 AM

Re: Used Firebrick
Since bricks fire from the outside in, the outside tends to have a harder and more durable surface than the cut interior. In modern brick kilns that difference is minimal, but I'd still use the factory edge if I had it. That said, free is free, and a fresh cut edge would remove any nasties the brick had been exposed to it it's previous life. I'd go for it.

nissanneill 06-19-2010 03:35 AM

Re: Used Firebrick
go for it, with the cut side into the oven. This surface is going to be coated with carbon anyway and after a few uses, who looks at the inside of their oven for aesthetics anyway!


KraemerBAC 06-19-2010 08:00 AM

Re: Used Firebrick
I agree...Go for it the bottom half of my oven is made up of used bricks


dlebla 06-20-2010 11:58 AM

Re: Used Firebrick
Thanks everyone for responding. I went and got the bricks and some are chipped, but Not that bad. I counted them up and there were 260 full bricks and a few broken ones. I'm going to get new bricks for the floor so I should have more then enough when I start.

Grame 07-05-2010 04:22 AM

Re: Used Firebrick
I agree with KraemerBac

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