Wildcat Creek Brick Company

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Back outside. 3-26-09

With the warmer spring weather Ive had here, I set up my brickmaking outdoors to increase output.

By stockpiling clay and sand in bigger piles, I can mix up more and larger batches for the presses.

I have made alot of progress on the chimney base since the last post. I am nearing completion of the flue and base. Im starting to form up the chimney stack now. This is were its gonna really take shape!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Construction update 3-20-09

Poured some concrete for the bottom of the flue passthru and ash chute. It is a concrete made with sand and gravel from a closeby creekbed. In the mix is a portion of clay. The idea being to give it some ability to resist the heat of the gases as they pass thru the flue.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Furnace update for 3-06-09

Ive enjoyed the warmer weather and made some big progress. Poured the top concrete slab for the furnace.

Ive also added to upright slabs at the chimney base to help support the weight of the coming brickwork.