Masonry Products & Supplies
Salmon Bay carries masonry products and supplies for the Masons and Masonry Restoration contractors of the greater Seattle area. While we are not a Brick Yard or Brick supplier we do carry many of the difficult to find products needed for residential and commercial masonry projects. The homeowner/DIY’ers can also locate products and materials for their uses, conveniently located at our Ballard location. Among the products we carry are; Natural Stone Veneers, Concrete Blocks (CMU), Clay Flue Liners, Fire Brick, Chimney Caps, Refractory Mortar, common Type S & N Mortars, Masonry Cleaning, Restoration and Waterproofing products. We also handle a line of cast iron Clean-Out and Ash Dumps for masonry fireplaces. No need to drive a great distance, if you are a contractor, work or live in Seattle and need any of these assorted Masonry Products & Supplies….just come to Salmon Bay.
Natural Stone Veneers
Salmon Bay is pleased to represent Natural Stone Veneers International, in the Seattle Area. Based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Natural Stone Veneer’s produces a real stone product which is lighter, easier to install and ultimately less costly than traditional stone facings. The beautiful, durable natural stone veneer is produced with patented machinery, which cuts natural stone into slices of 1 to 1-1⁄2 inches in thickness. The aesthetics of real stone with less weight and bulk of full thickness stone.
Salmon Bay stocks “Standards” in; 4 X, 6 X and 8 X 8 X 16 sizes of Concrete Masonry Units (CMU). These blocks meet ASTM C-90 which is the standard for masonry production specifications in the United States. We also stock ½ block, ½ high, and Bond Beam as well as solids in; 2 X & 4 X 8 X 16. We do not stock split face or retaining wall block.
Clay Flue Liners
Salmon Bay handles a complete line of vitrified clay flue liners (aka flue tile, chimney tile, chimney liners) in the most common of sizes…. ranging from 8 X 8 to 16 X 16 all of which are 12” tall. They are manufactured to meet ASTM standard C315.
Amerimix offers Masonry Cement Mortar Mix in Type N and S compressive strengths. Preblended for consistency, Amerimix mortars offer increased workability and yield compared to field mixed mortar. Amerimix mortars are also formulated for extended mortar board life so less retempering is required.
Our selection of Chimney caps includes Stainless Steel and Cast Concrete. Our stainless steel assortment is designed to fit the tops of various sized clay flue liners. The sizes run from 9”X 9” to 17”X 17”. The outer frame of these caps fit over the outside edge of the flue liner and can be adjusted to fit tightly with SS bolts.
The Penny Lane chimney caps are produced locally and are distinguished by the shinny penny cast into the top of each lid. There are two sizes of caps available; 12” X 12” and 12” X 16”. They are very popular around Seattle’s north end neighborhoods due to their rustic aesthetic appeal.
Firebrick or refractory brick are blocks of refractory ceramic material used in lining furnaces, kilns, fireboxes, and fireplaces. A refractory brick is built primarily to withstand extremely high temperatures, but will also have a low thermal conductivity for greater energy efficiency. Full firebrick are 9” × 4½” × 2 ½” with firebrick “splits” being half the thickness @ (1 ¼”). Spits are often used to line wood stoves and fireplace inserts.
Vestal manufacturing is the world’s largest producer of cast iron dampers, cleanout doors, ash dumps and fireplace grates. Salmon Bay stocks Vestal Cleanout Doors in 8” X 8” and 8” X 10” sizes, as well as their standard brick sized ash dump door for the inside of the firebox.
“Cow Bell” and Brick Vents are also available at Salmon Bay, in addition to; common Brick ties, Chimney Seismic Straps and galvanized Ladder Web for reinforcing the mortar joints in CMU.
Sairset is a general purpose refractory mortar, which can be used with Firebrick or any where a good high temperature refractory mortar is needed. It comes premixed in a wet form and is air-setting. It is a high strength, high temperature mortar with a maximum service temperature 2900 F. We sell it in 15lb plastic tubs
Fireclays are so named because they are refractory (resistant to heat). Fireclays fuse at about 2732° F and are a buff to brown fired color due to the presence of some iron. A common recipe for making a refractory mortar using Fireclay is: 10: 6: 2: 3 – Sand, Fire Clay, Portland cement, and Lime. Salmon Bay sells Fireclay by the pound or in a 50lb bag.
Ciment Fondu® is a hydraulic cement with an alumina content of approximately 40%. Composed mainly of calcium aluminate, Ciment Fondu® is ideally suited for refractory and numerous construction applications. Despite 16% iron oxide content, Ciment Fondu® is suitable for refractory applications where iron oxide can be tolerated (non-reducing atmospheres). A basic refractory mortar recipe is: 1 part calcium aluminate 3 parts sand & 1 part fire clay (1/4-1/8 lime optional)