Primitive Technology: Brick Firing Kiln

Primitive Technology: Brick Firing Kiln - building a brink firing kiln from scratch.
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I built a kiln from bricks for the purpose of firing bricks. I started by using a brick mold made of fired clay from a previous video and made bricks from clay. The bricks were allowed to dry and were then transported to my hut using a brick carrying harness I made from cane and a piece of wood. They were dry stacked onto the wall of the hut to keep them out of the rain while waiting to be fired. I then constructed a brick kiln using mud as a mortar for adhering the bricks together. The kiln had 2 fireboxes side by side and was of the updraft kiln type. The kiln was open at the front and back so it could be stoked from these areas. This gave a more consistent firing I found then a kiln only with firebox opening at the front. I put 40 un-fired bricks into the kiln and fired them for 2 hours 30 minutes. All the bricks were fired sufficiently. I then tested an un-fired brick and a fired one by putting them in water. The un-fired brick dissolved quickly while the fired one survived completely intact. The test was a success. My only issue is the bricks are a little weak due to the clay they're made of. I'll look at refining clay or finding a better source somewhere in this area.
About Primitive Technology:
Primitive technology is a hobby where you build things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. These are the strict rules: If you want a fire, use a fire stick - An axe, pick up a stone and shape it - A hut, build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without utilizing modern technology. I do not live in the wild, but enjoy building shelter, tools, and more, only utilizing natural materials. To find specific videos, visit my playlist tab for building videos focused on pyrotechnology, shelter, weapons, food & agriculture, tools & machines, and weaving & fiber.




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  • If enjoying watching that fire roar at the end was wrong, then I don't wanna be right.

    Rob MaiRob MaiDitë më parë
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  • The recent Australian wild fires appear to have been less of a tragedy around Far North Queensland (where Primitive Technology's property is located). Can anyone confirm all is Ok over there?

    AlexKasperAlexKasper4 ditë më parë
  • 2:04 (slap in my ear)

    AlexKasperAlexKasper4 ditë më parë
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  • So thats where the fire came from...

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  • My lisdexyc ass: *BiG FREAKIN' KiLN*

    raezadraezad7 ditë më parë
  • Does the kiln fall apart/ need extra maintenance after rain? (asking cuz if the mud mortar )

    Clear SilverClear Silver7 ditë më parë
  • Finally, I found you again. So many impostors.

    Perpetual StudentPerpetual Student8 ditë më parë
  • This is somewhere in an Australian Forest ! Australia is still fighting Fires !! Coincidence !!?? I think not

    GX BiboGX Bibo9 ditë më parë
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    Stewart GoodwinStewart Goodwin9 ditë më parë
  • isnt this guy in australia?? how is just just out in the bush starting fires right now

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  • What are you using now to record with? would really really like to know. so clear and awesome xoxxo

    Miss HelenaMiss Helena9 ditë më parë
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    crope J.Ocrope J.O9 ditë më parë
  • Good stuff keep it up. Let me guess; pigmys raised you in Papua New Guinea (that is supposed to be funny). I have read several slurs in the comments. Let’s hope those dummies don’t wish they had paid more attention, in a few years when they are killing friends and neighbors over a cup of water. Maybe we should all think about what would happen if we lose the electrical grid in this country. How much would someone pay for a roll of toilet paper or a box of Pampers?

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  • Only one word adequately describes this video: amazeballs

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  • He build all of his construction without and modern tools like any other primitive videos

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  • When you cant afford minecraft

    Jared CollinsJared Collins11 ditë më parë
  • Turn on captions, it will describe what he is doing

    Abhinav ChandaAbhinav Chanda12 ditë më parë
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  • Guys turn on closed captioning

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  • この人、炉ばっかり作ってないか?

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  • 8:32 You might be the only one to show this! Why it needs to be "cooked" (at least, I have never seen it somewhere else) This is what is very nice on your videos, you show the purpose... Big thumb up!

    Patrice LabordaPatrice Laborda13 ditë më parë
  • You should make an iron axe hammer and chisel out of iron pills

    Christine HayduChristine Haydu13 ditë më parë
  • You should build clay houses for the homeless... Just an idea

    YEET MetzYEET Metz13 ditë më parë
  • brick firing kiln? hows kiln gonna get a job now?

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  • Good job 🤘🏼

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  • the first person part of the vid was so cool!

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  • What if it rains while you're building the kiln? It will get dissolved before you even had the chance to fire the bricks.

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  • forest type video originator.

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  • Why did one of the bricks disintegrate in the water?

    nellies11nellies1117 ditë më parë
    • nellies11 he was showing the reason for why you need to fire clay bricks, or anything made of clay, before using it. The unforced raw clay brick dissolved back into clay as it hadn’t been hardened. The fired brick retained its composure and structure due to being toughened in the heat

      M1SSION101 • 12 years agoM1SSION101 • 12 years ago16 ditë më parë
  • re: finding another source of clay: We have good clay here, you just need to refine it. (mine it out, soak it down to slurry, filter it through several stages of filtration to remove impurities then air dry it.) I thinking there would probably be a way to filter it efficiently and in your own style through a hand made sluice box with plant fiber for matting after the riffles.

    NoisesNoises18 ditë më parë
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  • Can make all of that ut cannot make a pair of shoes. I would also cut good path as well from one spot to a other

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  • Can someone give me a scientific explanation for this? 9:05

    Hameed HusseinHameed Hussein22 ditë më parë
    • @Noises Thank you sir

      Hameed HusseinHameed Hussein18 ditë më parë
    • Sure :) He is demonstrating the difference between a kiln fired clay brick and a raw clay brick. The raw clay brick, when exposed to water, just turns back in to clay. Any structure built of unfired clay bricks would not last the first decent rains of teh wet season. The brick which was fired in the kiln no longer soaks up water and maintains it's structure even after being soaked in water for a few hours, simulating days of heavy rainfall. The smart thing he did was use the unfired clay bricks in the dry season to make a kiln so he could have bricks that will survive when the rains come. The next level of improvement to this process is to glaze the bricks with a waterproofing coating.

      NoisesNoises18 ditë më parë
  • So You Made... a fire? What’s the point of that?

    Double extra large FryDouble extra large Fry22 ditë më parë
    • Double extra large Fry it’s not just a fire it’s a thing called a kiln. It traps the heat in better and you can fire clay in it

      M1SSION101 • 12 years agoM1SSION101 • 12 years ago16 ditë më parë