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Liquid brick

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Lay out a square or other desired shape of hollowed firebricks, all of which have hooks on the inside surface. To these, attach a heavy duty latex membrane which can be inflated like a balloon to the required dimension. Carefuly pour on the liquid brick from the top, and smooth it evenly across the entire membrane, finishing the lower edge to encapsulate the fire bricks. Allow to dry for 2-3 days. If satisfied that the green brick structure is sturdy, slowly release air from the membrane and remove it. The final stage is to add coals to the hollows under the firebricks and let the heat slowly bake its way up the structure for the final firing. Doors and windows can be cut out afterwards in appropriate locations.
Phrontistery, Jul 28 2012

Ceramic houses http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Ceramic_houses
There is another guy who used wood for heat. [baconbrain, Jul 28 2012]

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       I don't understand why there are both hooks and inflating.   

       I do know that there is a recently-developed technique for firing clay houses from the inside (I'll see if I can find it on the Internet). [ ]
baconbrain, Jul 28 2012
  

       [baconbrain], there are three things described here. One is firebrick with hooks, for the building-foundation. Another is a membrane that is attached to the hooks and is inflated, forming the building-shape. And the third is the liquid brick that coats the membrane.   

       Some more details about that liquid brick could be appropriate. If too runny, it won't make a thick coating over the membrane, for example.
Vernon, Jul 28 2012
  

       I think they call this stuff 'clay.'
RayfordSteele, Jul 28 2012
  

       Thanks, [Vernon]. I see it now---a foundation, an inflatable dome, and clay to coat the dome.
baconbrain, Jul 28 2012
  

       ^. [+] though apparently baked'ish.   

       In the WP entry they object to oil-firing. Electricity is non-locally polluting and a third the cost of oil.
FlyingToaster, Jul 28 2012
  

       I should have called this 'Briquid'. Or maybe not.
Phrontistery, Aug 01 2012
  
      
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