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V-wiz 02-28-2013 12:50 AM

Concerning Fire Clay & FireBricks
 
Hey fellow builders. I stopped by the local building supply store and came upon this fireclay, is this the right stuff?

http://i47.tinypic.com/244xjc0.jpg
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Also came across these firebricks, they are called Pacific Clay, they are the cheapest firebricks produced. I know members have used these bricks but after looking at them they dont look like something id like to use, its very porous, lots of small holes, many cracks. What do you guys think. FYI the Alumina content is 21%


http://i45.tinypic.com/346utk7.jpg


Now here is a picture of another brick i have at home. I think its Muddox, and has 27% Alumina


http://i46.tinypic.com/x9bnk.jpg

brickie in oz 02-28-2013 01:57 AM

Re: Concerning Fire Clay & FireBricks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V-wiz (Post 146623)
its very porous, lots of small holes, many cracks.

Now here is a picture of another brick i have at home. I think its Muddox, and has 27% Alumina

First off shrink your pics to 800 pixels wide, that way they wont run off the screen.

The fire bricks you show have all the faults in them that are in the brick you have at home. :confused:

Tscarborough 02-28-2013 06:06 AM

Re: Concerning Fire Clay & FireBricks
 
The brick are wire cut and while usable, they are not the best.

V-wiz 02-28-2013 08:17 AM

Re: Concerning Fire Clay & FireBricks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by brickie in oz (Post 146624)
First off shrink your pics to 800 pixels wide, that way they wont run off the screen.

The fire bricks you show have all the faults in them that are in the brick you have at home. :confused:

You need a bigger screen then? Lol i wanted the photos large so you can see the detail in the brick.
What do you the bricks i have at home?

V-wiz 02-28-2013 08:18 AM

Re: Concerning Fire Clay & FireBricks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tscarborough (Post 146632)
The brick are wire cut and while usable, they are not the best.

I would say so also. I think i will pass on them. Would that be the correct fire clay?

Tscarborough 02-28-2013 09:16 AM

Re: Concerning Fire Clay & FireBricks
 
I couldn't find any data about it at their website, but it looks like fire clay (not refractory cement).

V-wiz 02-28-2013 10:12 AM

Re: Concerning Fire Clay & FireBricks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tscarborough (Post 146640)
I couldn't find any data about it at their website, but it looks like fire clay (not refractory cement).

Thanks for looking into it.

UtahBeehiver 02-28-2013 12:18 PM

Re: Concerning Fire Clay & FireBricks
 
I used this exact product and like Tscar mentioned it is fire clay. I have a msds for this product. I'm traveling and can send later if u need it

V-wiz 02-28-2013 10:36 PM

Re: Concerning Fire Clay & FireBricks
 
Good to know Russell thanks.

david s 03-01-2013 04:28 AM

Re: Concerning Fire Clay & FireBricks
 
In Australia the bricklayers clay that is sold for that purpose is not fireclay. It only contains around 10% alumina. A true fireclay as supplied by a refractory supplier is high in alumina and designed for high temperature use, and way more expensive than the cheap bricklayers clay. However, because we only fire to around 500C probably any powdered clay should be OK.


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