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Old 01-30-2013, 05:57 PM
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Smile concrete fireplace - outdoor

Hi, I am in the process of building an outdoor fireplace but am struggling to get the dimensions i would like out of bricks and wondering if i can build a fireplace entirely out of reinforced concrete by making my own mould/formwork. Part of my thinking is to eliminate the need for firebricks to reduce costs.

Does anyone have any experience with a smiliar project?

I am also unsure if concrete can handle the temperatures in an outdoor fireplace?


Any advice appreciated
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:13 AM
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Concrete explosively decomposes at fire temperatures, so you can do it but it needs to be lined with firebrick up to the damper.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:55 PM
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Why don't you really save money and time. Make a fire pit!
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:51 PM
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Thanks for the advice stonecutter, i am a novice at this.. Do you think a fireplace made out of refractory concrete without rebar in it will hold together with out cracking? I had planned on building the form work and pouring it in 4 seperate pours

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Old 02-17-2013, 02:06 PM
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I think it needs to be in segments (pre-engineered cracks). A monolithic refractory structure is almost certain to fail.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:20 PM
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I think it needs to be in segments (pre-engineered cracks). A monolithic refractory structure is almost certain to fail.
What he said.


It would be helpful to you if the segments had a lap joint to help lock the segments together.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:20 PM
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Hi, building a fireplace on your own can be rather difficult. you can go for a firepit instead its easier, less costly and takes less time.
Two posts and two links to your company selling patios and related stuff.

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Maybe they wont notice?
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:31 AM
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i think its more convenient to build it out of brick rather than concrete, it doesn't perform in high temperatures
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:02 PM
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I was wondering if you could get away with using thin bricks
and high temp mortar to build an outdoor insert
when using a propane firelog set and make the block fireplace
ventless????
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