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  1. Ok, so here is my plan, based on ya'lls great guidance - dry brick tiles thoroughly Find a low fire glaze Fire at a low fire temp any suggestions on a kiln that is in the less than $800 range that you would recommend for experimentation? Recommended low fire glaze and low fire temp?
  2. Wow, you guys are so well versed. I am in Atlanta Ga. I was slicing old vintage bricks - bricks that are probably 100 years old. Many people like the face of the tile as is. After reading so much feedback- I'm thinking the more modern three holed brick may be the best candidate for experimentation, and I now see that it is essential that they be "dry" - however they are stored outside, and they were on the exterior of a home. A company does this application into brick tiles currently, but they get brick tiles new, directly from the manufacturer. Check out "www.fireclaytile.com" I was hop
  3. Wow, thx for the tips. Is there a lab that could test the variety of bricks I have to test what temp it had been fired to? I tear down houses built across the ages, so I wouldn't be able to pinpoint a manufacturer. If the brick can't be pinpointed, could I take my chances and do a low temp fire for a long duration? If so, would any type glaze be recommended? Or type of kiln for experimenting? Thanks again for all tips!
  4. Is it possible to glaze the face if an existing reclaimed brick? Brick is approx 60 years old, solid, made of clay. Is there a specific type of kiln, heat, glaze? Is there a danger in firing a brick of which content is unknown? I am a demolition contractor and simply obsessed with trying to make use out of the thousands of tons of materials (bricks). I have been "slicing" the bricks, making "tiles", but now want to apply glaze.
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