engineering bricks - fireproof?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by nokd, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. nokd

    nokd New Member

    Hello,
    Does anyone know if engineering bricks are suitable for use near fire? I want to build something outside to have a fire in but didn't want to use concrete blocks. It'll only have logs in it. Ta
     
  2. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    for use NEAR a fire perfectly ok

    as a fire back or fire surround my head says use fire bricks
     
  3. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    my head says this on the basis that fire bricks are made for the purpose
     
  4. Swiss Tony

    Swiss Tony New Member

    The engineering bricks I put at the side of my BBQ to support the grille have cracked and broken.

    The conclusion I draw from that is that they are not fireproof.
     
  5. Mr GrimNasty

    Mr GrimNasty Active Member

    So they are fireproof, just not very resistant to thermal cracking.

    Mr pedantic - really.
     
  6. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    So they are fireproof, just not very resistant to
    thermal cracking.

    Mr pedantic - really.




    Huh. Pedantic ?


    Here is your answer. ALL bricks are fireproof. NOT ALL bricks are ' thermally resistant' to cracking.



    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  7. Here is your answer. ALL bricks are fireproof.

    Mr. HandyAndy - really

    My kid's Lego bricks aren't fire proof ;)
     
  8. sammy toaster

    sammy toaster New Member

    far from pedantic you were reared!
     
  9. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Here is your answer. ALL bricks are fireproof.

    Mr. HandyAndy - really

    My kid's Lego bricks aren't fire proof ;)




    I would suggest then, that you do not attempt to build a working barbeque with them! :(



    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  10. Swiss Tony

    Swiss Tony New Member

    I hate to throw a spanner in the works, so to speak, but the bricks did catch fire, and the cracks came from me hitting them with a hammer.

    Hope that helps to clear any confusion.
     
  11.  ASBOhoodie

     ASBOhoodie New Member

    but the bricks did catch fire, and the cracks came
    from me hitting them with a hammer.



    don't you think a fire extinguisher would've been more suitable?
     
  12. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    I hate to throw a spanner in the works, so to speak,
    but the bricks did catch fire, and the cracks came
    from me hitting them with a hammer.

    Hope that helps to clear any confusion.



    But was it the bricks burning, or the fat and barbequed food that had accumulated that was burning ?


    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  13. Mr GrimNasty

    Mr GrimNasty Active Member

    I hate to throw a spanner in the works, so to speak,
    but the bricks did catch fire, and the cracks came
    from me hitting them with a hammer.

    Hope that helps to clear any confusion.

    Ah, then they must have been Chinese bricks imported by s/fix. ;)
     
  14. Swiss Tony

    Swiss Tony New Member

    Ah, I think you are trying to make me look stupid.

    I don't cook meat on the BBQ. I only do beans. I had some BBQ beans once at KFC, and have been trying to recreate that cardboard taste on the BBQ.

    I noticed last time I spooned the beans onto the grille, that the bricks supporting the grille were glowing red hot and smoking. In order to put the glowing embers out, i hit them with a hammer.

    Result was broken engineering bricks, BBQ beans with a cardboard taste, and a nagging from the missus about the beans being too hot.

    Now I go to Macdonalds for their spicy Mc'chicken burger and everyones happy.

    Admin, please edit me today. I miss you. xx
     
  15. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

  16. ­

    ­ New Member

    And why do you need a spanner when doing a BBQ?
     
  17. Herr Trigger

    Herr Trigger New Member

    its in case of stray fish
     
  18. ­

    ­ New Member

    Of course, I should have known.
     
  19. Swiss Tony

    Swiss Tony New Member

    Can I just check your not my missus in disguise?

    The spanner was to open the tin of pilchards which also went on the BBQ to go on the toast from the toaster.

    So how did you know it was for the fish, which when we couldn't find the tin we thought had gone (a)stray

    Is it still halloween? Its all too spooky for me. My missus won a Halloween competition and she didn't even have a mask.

    * Admin, your turn
     
  20. oliver1234

    oliver1234 New Member

    Can I just check your not my missus in disguise?

    The spanner was to open the tin of pilchards which
    also went on the BBQ to go on the toast from the
    toaster.

    So how did you know it was for the fish, which when
    we couldn't find the tin we thought had gone
    (a)stray

    Is it still halloween? Its all too spooky for me.
    My missus won a Halloween competition and she didn't
    t even have a mask.


    * Admin, your turn

    They wouldn't let my missus enter, they told her it was for amateurs only
     

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