Respecting the fire

People seem to take fire a little too much for granted these days. Even though it has been around for centuries and we all love sitting next to a fireplace on a cold winter evening, certain rules must be observed nevertheless. For example, when it comes to the contraction stage, one needs to use purpose-made refractory materials.
Even though our dependence on fire is now less significant than ever before, there are still many people using all sorts of furnaces or fireplaces.


fire cement

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Given that, they must observe at…

Given that, they must observe at least the most basic safety precautions dealing with fire and fire-related risks and dangers. First of all, though, one must bear in mind the fact that even a typical home fireplace generates extremely hot temperatures which often exceed 1000C. Therefore, a fireplace unit has to be ready to take the temperatures and that is why it needs to be made of fire cement (vitcas.com). Using regular cement is totally unacceptable and it can lead to serious life-threatening dangers.

fire cement

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Fire cement, on the other hand, was especially designed to provide a quality joint between the bricks. What’s more, the cement in question forms a very special bond with the bricks actively protecting them from breaking and cracking.