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Old 05-21-2013, 08:53 PM
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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?
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:34 AM
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Wash and scrub and then dry them. Are they really firebricks?

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:28 PM
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they are probably red clay bricks, not fire bricks.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:39 PM
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Jeep, That's my bet too.. But just in case..

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Pictures, we need pictures.
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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.

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Old 06-03-2013, 02:34 PM
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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..
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:51 PM
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if you already have a pizza oven, cook them!
The high heat will clean them nicely. Make sure they are dry.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:12 PM
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You don't need an oven, just build them into a very loose pile and build a fire on top of them.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:03 AM
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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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