People have been asking me how to find used brick for building our DIY pizza oven plan, so as I just found some more brick today, I can share with you how to do this.
The best way is to look around for construction demolition projects going on in your area. Ask you friends if they know of any work being done. I was lucky today to walk down the block to find a crew taking down a brick wall of a building. They were happy to get rid of some brick.
Used Brick sits well in those plastic organizer crates, but make sure they aren't the cheap flimsy kind.
Perfect reason to ride your bike around, so go look into construction dumpsters and find used brick.
If there aren't brick buildings near you, check out Craigslist. You'd be surprised how had a pile of brick that they want to get rid of.
You will probably pay more for clean brick, so keep in mind when you want to clean brick and when you to just pay for brick that has already been cleaned.
The issue of using used clay brick has been debated quite a bit. I have used it for several pizza ovens and I am fine with it. You can make your own choice. For pizza, we are not heating up the brick for hour after hour to build heat, we are creating a space to hold fire for a short period to cook some dough and cheese.
How do you find used brick? Let me know below.
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