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Firebricks? How much do you pay?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Corie, Jun 27, 2006.

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  1. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    After spending A LOT of money on steel, ceramic insulation and cast parts, I don't feel like spending another 90 dollars on firebrick. The only place online I've been able to find firebrick is woodmans and they're getting 32.17 per case of six and I need twelve, so with shipping it ends up being like 85 bucks. Seems like an awful lot for a bunch of bricks. I'm getting in touch with a couple local dealers and a few from home that usually take care of me, but I was wondering what you all expect to pay for these?

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    That pricing is nuts. I bought a dozen at the local stove shop for a buck and a half apiece last year.
  3. Eric Johnson

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    Go to a lumber yard and tell them you want firebrick "splits." Those are basically half bricks (the same size as a regular brick, but half as thick). They run a couple bucks each.

    That's unless you want something really special and exotic. For that, you have to go to Firebricks of Hollywood.

    You may not get the joke, Corie, but I'm sure BB does.
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    That place sells bricks that would make a stone mason blush!
  5. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    haha, ya know, I do live with my fiance and believe ME she knows what malls have fredericks of hollywood. It's a shame I can't find one with a firebricks of hollywood! hah



    I'm not looking for anything exotic here, just standard split firebricks. All the exotic stuff was easier and CHEAPER than this. The 2400 degree ceramic blanket insulation was 8.95!!!! So if anyone needs to replace the insulation in their stove, I've got a great srouce that will sell in very small quantity. And it's a higher quality than the OEM stove stuff.
  6. Todd

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    Did you check places like Home depot, and Menards? They sell them pretty cheap, but they may be out of season.
  7. elkimmeg

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    I get a couple of common fire brick and cut them in half with a wet saw If you can't find half bricks
  8. HarryBack

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    "splits" should be less than 3 bucks at any masonry outfit...we sell lumber, ours are $2.79US each
  9. wg_bent

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    I replaced a couple in the Oz this year and they were about 3 bucks a peice. I thought that was kinda steep especially when I look at what some of the masonry heaters would cost me to build (if I were building one)...By the way, is it essential to use firebrick in an out door fireplace?
  10. elkimmeg

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    I never looked for code concerning outside fireplaces. Personally I would use them as common
    brick is not kilmed to withithstand the potential heat. Its not a safety issus but protection that the heat does not crack
    the bricks
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    I think they *might* be there to prevent warpage of the steel under the potential heat conditions that can be prevalent in those things.
  12. velvetfoot

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    I bought some at a brickyard.
  13. minesmoria

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    My pacific energy stove use these light weight bricks, not the heavy fireplace type of bricks.
  14. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    I replaced the light (and fragile) bricks in my old Quadrafire with the heavier fire bricks.
    It seemed to work okay to me.
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    Did you replace them all? You see any difference in the stove's characteristics? I did a couple (two center on bottom) in my Osburn. The new one's are like 3 times heavier. The elm I was burning left a deposit on the old ones that eventually caused them to come apart. I'm hoping the new ones will hold up better. I do wonder if I should replace all of them though.
  16. velvetfoot

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    Yes I replaced them all. I saw no difference at all, but maybe it's something you wouldn't notice right away anyhow. The new ones were yellow-ish as opposed to the grey popcorn-like originals. I used a cheap abrasive blade on my crappy table saw for the custom cuts.
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    Check with a Kozy Heat Dealerthey should have them for $2.00 each part #300-601
  18. kregars

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    I just bought full height and half height. Fulls were 1.90, halves were 1.25 (plus tax for both). This is in Southern MD (stamped Maryland on the bricks..guessing local produced).
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