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Old 05-17-2020, 06:21 PM
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I have a lot of used firebrick taken from old boilers when my dad used to remove them 20+ years ago. (He been gone twenty years ago last week). Theses have mostly been out side in various piles subject to the elements.

I believe they’re still good, but reading in another thread recently, seems it would be good to hear them up slowly to drive out any moisture, otherwise they might explode?

I am thinking about putting an ad on FB marketplace and see about selling them. Was wondering if it’s would be a viable product, and make sure they could be safe to use again.

Was thinking about asking $1 a brick. Is this a good price? A quick search on line shows about $5- 12 buck a brick. Don’t know if I would have any interest, but would like to move some if someone could use them. I probably will never need as many as I got. I will save some of course, for future forge.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-17-2020, 08:58 PM
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You need to heat them up slowly when brand new anyway. It would just take longer to dry them out than when brand new.
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I was in need of a few of these brick for a forge update. Ended up making my own with Aircrete, Pearlite and waterglass.
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I haven't bought any for several years but I think brand new ones were less than $2 a piece through a local builders supply. I definitely didn't spend $5-12 on them. I went to a place that sells masonry products though that had them in pallets, I am sure if you look them up at a blacksmithing supply or some of the online stores like that they are marked up quite a bit, or have shipping built in.

You can probably get decent money out of them if you find the right idiot
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