Think about it have you ever seen a fireplace with the same brick on
the inside as used on the outside? They don't do that because the
firebricks are cheaper or because they look better. They do that
because it gets really hot and the firebricks will last.
If you plan on using it a lot and want it to last then line it with
firebrick. If you only plan on using it a couple of time a year and
don't mind replacing it soon then just use any old brick. Or just use
stones. If you want to make a nice one here are a couple of plans
I used regular brick. I had a fire going for over a day. The bricks started
exploding, with several bricks raining down on my neighbors house &
vehicles. The old guy came out because he thought it was hailing, he got
beaned on the head. The EMS transported him to the hospital, he had a
So no, I wouldn't use any brick.
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