A typical insulating firebrick weighs about 2 lbs, compared with an 8 lb standard duty firebrick.
How Much Does a Fire Brick Weigh?
Fire bricks, also known as refractory bricks, are a type of brick used in the construction of fireplaces, kilns, furnaces, and other structures designed to handle extreme temperatures.
Fire bricks are made from refractory ceramic materials, such as alumina and silica, that can withstand temperatures over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit.
These bricks are denser and thicker than regular bricks, providing superior insulation and greater resistance to heat. Fire bricks are also used in insulation and other high–temperature applications.
So, how much does a fire brick weigh? Generally, fire bricks weigh between four and five pounds per square inch. This means that a fire brick measuring 8“x 4“x 2“ would weigh approximately 11–14 pounds.
This weight can vary depending on the materials used to make the brick and the size of the brick itself. Fire bricks can be larger or smaller than the 8“x 4“x 2“ size, so the weight will vary accordingly.
In addition to the weight of the brick itself, other factors such as the type of mortar used to join the bricks and the type of insulation used to cover the bricks can affect the overall weight of a fire brick installation.
Mortar and insulation can add several pounds to the