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Where can I find firebricks?

I've been to two Ace Hardwares and a Lowes and cannot find firebricks. I was planning on using them to raise my grid to the felt line. I have several regular bricks laying around, but I'm not sure what they're made of, and a bit nervous of using them in the Egg. I think they might be clay, but not positive.


  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i would not put any bricks that were not bought as firebricks in your egg. i think they explode with alot of heat. i'm not sure on how big of an explosion you know nothing that you could watch on  fourth of july but maybe big enough to chip the inside of your egg. i would look for a fireplace store. some of the larger ace stores carry them but they usually have to have a large firplace/ buck stove department. i tried the big box stores several years ago but have not looked in awhile.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,837
    All long as they've been "fired" you should be ok.
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,356
    Look for a masonry supplier. Someplace that sells bricks, tile floors, chimneys, fireplaces, etc.
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,737
    Being here in Florida there are not many fireplaces, but got some from a pottery art store several years ago.  look in yellow pages for pottery/ceramics suppliers.  Also they are a great source for plate setters and  round pizza stones.
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 1,833
    gdenby said:
    Look for a masonry supplier. Someplace that sells bricks, tile floors, chimneys, fireplaces, etc.
    Yep.  Bought mine at a Homebuilder supply store here in Cincy.  They're cheap, only about $2-2.50 a piece.
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,152

    Go check at a brickyard. Fireplace stores are a huge ripoff - $6-7 per split firebrick vs. $1.17 for a full firebrick from a brickyard. 

    Regular bricks will be okay for lower temps (400°F?) but may  explode at higher temps. I think you can also order split firebricks for a reasonable price from and have them delivered to a store near you. Rutland used to make split firebricks, packed 6 to a box for ~$2.50 per brick.

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  • You can order them from Ace. I paid $20 for a box of 6 yesterday.


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  • Menard's has them for $11.00 for 6 bricks by Rutland.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,187
    Home Depot close by? They have fire bricks. 
    Also, maybe because we have more fireplace stores here in the GWN, but usually the fireplace stores will sell and split them for less than the big box stores. 

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  • HDmstngHDmstng Posts: 149
    I found some at Menards.  There were maybe 6 or 9 in a box for $11.  
  • Most refractory brick is rated to 3000 degrees and they do not explode.  You have to go to a brick supply outlet.  They are cheap.  I paid $1.75 each for 2" x 4" x 9" bricks.  They will outlast and out perform any stone on the market.  They come in several different sizes and thickness.  I also have some 1" x  4" x 8"

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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,489
    I have been using regular commercial/residential bricks for over a year with no problem on very high temp cooks. Have even thrown them down in the hot coals to burn the grease off. I got mine off the side of the road but they are very inexpensive and available almost everywhere.

    I have never heard of a brick exploding.
  • I ordered mine off the website for ACE hardware and they will ship for free to a local store.  It was the cheapest place I could find them.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
    I just use regular bricks.  Low to medium fired bricks are already fired to between 700 and 1400F.  I wouldn't recommend cast cement bricks.
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  • Second the Menards suggestion.  Just bought the same ones for $11 for 6.   They are in the fireplace section and come in a box.
  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 751
    A welding supply store will have true fire bricks. Fire bricks are used on welding tables and will handle temps to the 4000 degree range.
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  • I've been using regular bricks w/o problems just because I couldn't find fire bricks. Will try welding supply store, good idea.
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