Glenn Herbert wrote:Pottery supply stores would be another place to look if building supply places are coming up short. "Aluminum firebrick" may be confusing them, as the correct term would be "high alumina firebrick", and you don't really need special firebrick, ordinary firebrick will work.
Fallon Wilson wrote:Hi Steve fellow South Ontarian here. you will want permission to access those sites, I live in the area and it may say "abandoned" but it doesn't mean "unowned and un-guarded". There should be signs up with company name etc to call if you want to ask for permission to take a bucket or two of clay. You can also try asking various art depts of college/universities if they have any scrap clay. tell them what you are using it for and they should be able to help you out You can also get clay powder from art supply stores, might have to shop around for good pricing but might be worth it. I found barrels on Kijiji from a guy along number 6 going into Hamilton from the 401, spent like 10$ per barrel.
Roy Hinkley wrote:The stuff around Hamilton is probably good stuff. There used to be a brick factory along the 403 south of Waterdown. I think the old chimney is still there and can be seen from the highway. The "clay pit" (farther east and north of the 403, near Waterdown Road) was a common party place for kids (back when I was one). Thick sticky red clay, not the kind of thing you want to get stuck in (don't ask how I know this).
A couple of years ago I saw you could order cases of fire brick online for pretty cheap from Home Hardware and pick it up.
Greetings to you locals. I'm in Burlington now, bought property near Fergus.