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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  • 腰が痛くなりそうですが良い仕事してますね♪ Goodです=3

    Mocking69Mocking69پیش 3 ساعت
  • Take this guy to 4000bc with a modern knife and a pallet of MREs, archaeologists will find a City with trade to Asia

    Anikii KardiaAnikii Kardiaپیش 3 ساعت
  • This dude will be the only one who survives when the shite hits the fan

    Rambo JamboRambo Jamboپیش 4 ساعت
  • اتابع مقاطع الرجال ذا قبل لا انام عشان يجيني نوم ، اللي معي لايك😂

    Musaab AlotibiMusaab Alotibiپیش 5 ساعت
  • Hope you haven’t been affected by any of the bushfires mate!!

    TheBeardedOneTheBeardedOneپیش 5 ساعت
  • Está tan bien explicado que no hace falta el habla en los vídeos.

    fabfabپیش 5 ساعت
  • The fire kiln stuff is really cool.

    vf12497439vf12497439پیش 5 ساعت
  • Can u make a fridge 😅😅

    Nurhuda IsmailNurhuda Ismailپیش 7 ساعت
  • Almost 10M subscribe!!

    Nurhuda IsmailNurhuda Ismailپیش 7 ساعت
  • This guy has to be in northern queensland with making these kind of fires

    DashboardJesus999DashboardJesus999پیش 7 ساعت
  • this video is amazing in case i got isekai'ed

    SkaZot ZenTyrantSkaZot ZenTyrantپیش 8 ساعت
  • You built something to make fire to avoid blisters. Why aren't you using it?

    GMMVNETGMMVNETپیش 8 ساعت
  • No modern technology. But, still uses a camera.

    GMMVNETGMMVNETپیش 8 ساعت
  • Dont you think you should clear all the leaves and sticks around the area before having a fire that size? There are bushfire happening in qld and nsw atm and this kid is out there playing minecraft...

    Amanda KissenhugAmanda Kissenhugپیش 9 ساعت
  • crazy how clean the bricks came out thats a good kiln

    FauxtoolFauxtoolپیش 9 ساعت
  • i would love to see this done in a more temperate forest like in northern america

    FauxtoolFauxtoolپیش 9 ساعت
  • Wat does he use to make these bricks dirt clay like wat does he do to make these bricks !?

    ps4playerps4playerپیش 10 ساعت
  • this nigga playing Minecraft in real life

  • Pretty awesome

    christopher alexanderchristopher alexanderپیش 12 ساعت
  • How many cameras have you melted?

    JeebaJeebaپیش 12 ساعت
  • Why where only the bricks on the top burnt and blackened?

    SirBillyGoatSirBillyGoatپیش 13 ساعت
  • You should figure out a way to make some kind of wheelbarrow (with all that hauling you do).

    Rhett PrestwichRhett Prestwichپیش 13 ساعت
  • You really need to meet senku 😂👌

    reinier santosreinier santosپیش 16 ساعت
  • For all you guys wondering, his real name IS John Plant

    irrelevantirrelevantپیش 16 ساعت
  • About time John built a WOMAN out of Clay so he make some Babies !

  • with no shirt or hat, do you get sunburned

    Andrew StanleyAndrew Stanleyپیش 17 ساعت
  • Can you imagine the crew and cast of Naked and Afraid coming across this guy in the middle of the forest not knowing he was going to be there 🤣?

    ZachasunoZachasunoپیش 17 ساعت
  • I love the chest camera. Please use this technique in all of your videos. I would really like to see it more often!!!

    Dylan LyallDylan Lyallپیش 17 ساعت
  • when you find out everything was shot on set

    Joel IsacJoel Isacپیش 18 ساعت
  • full blown 1st person game mode, nice!

    Da OsDa Osپیش 18 ساعت
  • Do you know Russian?

    Илья СлесарьИлья Слесарьپیش 20 ساعت
  • This is e slang.

    Zysz 400Zysz 400پیش 20 ساعت
  • Fun fucking tasig.

    Zysz 400Zysz 400پیش 20 ساعت
  • Head Cam 03:15

    Meeru SaysMeeru Saysپیش 21 ساعت
  • I like how you showed the whole point of making the kiln, making the bricks water resistant. Nice touch on the POV cam as well

    William NoulletWilliam Noulletپیش 21 ساعت
  • Forgot to turn on captions cuz I was so into the 60fps

    karimbulldogskarimbulldogsپیش 21 ساعت
  • Where I used to live people add a little bit straw and cow dung to the clay. They make a similar kiln but don't make as intense a fire and they let the bricks roast all day or more.

    hamnosehamnoseپیش 21 ساعت
  • Same old stuff again. You clearly have no intention to develop your channel beyond building huts and furnaces. What a disappointment

    Ismail KassabiIsmail Kassabiپیش 22 ساعت
  • God, his arms really do just keep getting bigger each episode.

    Daryl PowellDaryl Powellپیش روز