fire bricks

wlf89 Posted By wlf89, Sep 16, 2011 at 1:57 AM

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  1. wlf89

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    i am having trouble finding fire bricks for my king wood stove its probly around 25-30 yrs old and i am only able to find one place that sells them and they are 18 something apeice :mad: does anyone know where i can get some cheaper they are 10x4 3/4x 7/8. or is there anyway i can make me a mold and pour my own if so could someone tell me how i am pretty good at that kind of thing i just have never messed with high temp cement or anything. i seen some refractory cement would that work to make me some? thanks for the help.
     
  2. MeLikeUmFire

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    Try a cement products place...thats where I found mine... Cheap...they even cut them for me
     
  3. kettensäge

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    I replaced the bricks in my insert last week. The original size is no longer available. I got 10 4 1/2 x 9's at tractor suppply for 2.99 a piece. Cut them with a brick hammer.
     
  4. pen

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    A fiber masonry blade for a circular saw also works for cutting them.

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  5. wlf89

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    do you mean u cut one for the corner or what because the brick you bought are littler height and width.
     
  6. kettensäge

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    I had to cut some both in length and width to cover the bottom of the firebox. There was no way to cover it using a pattern that didn't require cutting the new bricks.

    Originally there were 6 equally sized bricks covering an 16x25 area. I now have 3 1/2 rows almost 3 bricks wide.

    There is a bead of weld in the corner, between the bottom and the side wall. I cut the bricks a little short so they wouldn't rest on the weld. I figure the 1/4" gap there will fill with ash and not cause a problem.
     
  7. CamFan

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    The brick you bought at tractor supply what was the thickness? The bricks talked about above were an odd size, I never heard of them. We have the 4 1/2x9x1 1/4. these were always called a half brick by the supplier.
     
  8. kettensäge

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    4 1/2 x 9 X1 1/4"

    Qty: 10

    Same thickness as what I removed
     
  9. glenlloyd

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    They carry them at Menards, boxed quantity of six 9x4.5" size, Vogelzang brand, $11.49 per box.
     
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