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  • Mortar recipe

    Hi all, looking for some mortar recipe advise.... I have the refractory cement and sand but don't really know what ratio to mix them... This would be used to hold the bricks together.

    Secondly, I then need a recipe for the mortar with added perlite, to clad the brick dome.


    Regards
    Phil

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    Re: Mortar recipe

    Originally posted by fourlambs View Post
    Hi all, looking for some mortar recipe advise.... I have the refractory cement and sand but don't really know what ratio to mix them... This would be used to hold the bricks together.

    Secondly, I then need a recipe for the mortar with added perlite, to clad the brick dome.


    Regards
    Phil
    For mortar use 4:1
    For cladding are you trying to add it for strength and thermal mass or for insulation?
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      Re: Mortar recipe

      Originally posted by fourlambs View Post
      This would be used to hold the bricks together.
      Or apart?.....

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        Re: Mortar recipe

        After the dome is built I will cover with ceramic blanket then the mortar + perlite blend, it is this blend that I am unsure of.

        Thanks all...

        Phil

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          Re: Mortar recipe

          Originally posted by fourlambs View Post
          After the dome is built I will cover with ceramic blanket then the mortar + perlite blend, it is this blend that I am unsure of.

          Thanks all...

          Phil
          For the perlite insulation layer you want to use plain. Portland cement (refractory mortar is much to expensive) and perlite at 10-1 or 11-1 you will need about 3 parts water to mix it. It will perform better if you can get some vermiculite to mix in at near 50-50 with the perlite but it is not necessary, should you get some vermiculite keep the overall ratio of 10-1 insulator to Portland.

          It will want to slump and Behiver used a curved trowel and a form to follow - he made them up to work it and it seemed to be a good way to go
          Last edited by mrchipster; 08-06-2013, 06:12 AM.
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