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Subject:
Re: Danger, Will Robinson
Response To:
Re: Danger, Will Robinson ()

Patrick Chase
To Steve's point about explosions: IIRC bricks don't typically do that because their manufacturing (firing) process drives off most of the retained moisture. It's certainly known to happen with concrete though. When I said "disintegration" in my previous post I should have noted that the motive force for that is moisture, and that if there's enough moisture and/or heat then it can happen VERY rapidly.

PS - I'm not a masonry expert by any stretch. Caveat emptor, all advice is worth what you paid, etc. With that said, unless you *are* one I strongly urge sticking to fire bricks.

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