What is fire brick?

Answer Fireplace construction calls for more than ordinary masonry. Fire bricks are designed to take the intense heat from fireplaces, furnaces and similar environments.MaterialsFire bricks are constructe... Read More »

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How to Mortar Fire Brick?

Fireplaces can reach temperatures of up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. When this happens, the gas inside the fireplace looks to escape. In well-mortared fireplaces, gas only escape out the chimney. Fi... Read More »

What Is Fire Brick for Soldering?

Soldering is the process of using heat to join metals with either a soldering iron or a soldering torch. Both soldering tools require that you work on a fire-safe surface. Fire brick (also called f... Read More »

What is fire brick made of?

Fire brick is composed of silica and alumina, with the percentage of each ingredient varying to provide different brick densities. The amount of alumina affects maximum optimal heating temperatures... Read More »

What kind of mortar do you use on fire brick?

You should always use firebrick in the construction of any indoor or outdoor wood-burning fireplace and use a non-water soluble fireclay compound as the mortar. Burning wood creates intense heat th... Read More »