R. Johnson Posted February 6, 2009 Share Posted February 6, 2009 Hi, folks. I've looked around a good bit for this info and can't find it, here or elsewhere, so I hoped someone might have an easy answer: I answered a Craigslist ad for "free firebricks." Not ready to build a forge yet, but the day will come, so I thought I might get while the getting was good. Thing is, I don't really know what I have. I see reference to light- and heavy-duty fire bricks and I understand the difference, but these seem to be something between the two. They're about 4x8x2.25 inches, porous, white, and a very fine-grained compared to standard clay bricks as I'm familiar with them. Each weights just over 4 pounds. They came from a fireplace chimney, where they surrounded a terra cotta flue. Can anyone guess whether I'm dealing with some kind of fire brick, or whether these are just standard bricks? If nobody knows for sure, is there a way to test? I've got several hundred of these, so I'd sure like to put them to good use. Thanks! Randy Johnson, newb -Randy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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