Went to the big city of Spokane Washington yesterday. Found over 200 of these old clay bricks ,cleaned of mortar , for $75. They came home with us in the back of the subaru.
I'm thinking of a large rocket stove/ masonry heater for my shop!
Cruising craigs list this morning and found this add from Clarkston ,Washington (6533298289) 1200 cleaned reclaimed soft red brick $500.00 wow! Clarkston is only 4 hrs from here but there is like 4 pallets of them. Too many trips in the subaru... sue b really didn't care for hauling 200 bricks .... Oh well there are some new ones up in hot springs for .20 each discount if you want bulk... hmmm only 1.25 hrs to hot springs even if they are new hard bricks...
Good prices , ya they usually run about 250 pcs per pallet. The Subaru would probably like a trailer . I use a short steel trailer all the time pulled by my 05 Durango with 314,000 km on it. Once its on pallets nice to get them loaded and unloaded mechanically.
I palletize everything which saves a lot of time and energy . Skid steer loader with forks and bucket best investment ever.
Around here it .70 $US ( $1.00 cad) for reclaimed brick , so you should buy as much as you can. They're not making any more of those. Too bad 1000's of tons have been dumped in landfills already. Brick and stone can be reused forever !
Below is my rig. 8x5 1.3 ton( I put bigger tires and springs so it carries 2 ton easily) Note the quality of that quartzite slate . The straight 5" wide pieces are used as waterboards on window sills. Also freshly split granite for step risers and sand ready to mix with portland.
Scored again today! 200 brand new bricks .20 each $40.00 well spent! Several pallets of them were slowly tipping over and sinking in the mud. Originally purchased to build a house, plans changed and there they sit. I would like nothing more than to get them all! However I'll be happy with what I have for now and hope he has some left if I need more.
In preparation of my project I have organized all my old clay brick , my new clay brick and several stacks of firebrick.
Good work man, brick never goes bad ! reused for centuries ! Keep em going !
I spent today picking pavers onto pallets for future repurposing ! I hose them off as I go so that they are ready for use. All masonry products should be recycled, not discarded. There is something to be said for the Permanence of inorganic materials !
A few years ago now, I saw a craigslist ad for free bricks. A mason was working on a renovation of a century+ building that involved cutting new windows into the old brick bearing walls, and couldn't bear the waste of good brick. He said there were dumpsters full of brick that went to the landfill before he placed the ad. He would have taken them except that he couldn't store them. I picked through the dumpster at night (in a back alley behind the building), and filled my van with a full load of a couple hundred bricks several times, and ended up with probably enough bricks for the non-core parts of two RMHs each for me and my best friend.
Another craigslist ad netted two overfull van loads of firebrick, unused but slightly dirty and mossy, for about $1.25 each. You can see some of the spoils in my RMH build thread.
Good heavens! What have you done! Here, try to fix it with this tiny ad: