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  • Some questions about the isolation

    Hello,

    i am from Germany and i have some questions about the isolation.

    1. Vermiculite, which they are selling here in germany, is a stuff for: botanical, firecracker e.t.c.
    Are there differrent types of vermiculite, or is it the same vermiculite you are using?

    2. Vermiculite Cement mixture:
    Is it nescessary to use a special fireproof cement for the vermiculite-cement mixture, or can i take the usual cement like i used for the baseplate

    3. Between vermiculite/cement mixture and firebricks
    Can i use sand, between vermiculite/cement mixture and the baseplate-firebricks.
    If yes, what kind of sand ? And how many inches high must it be?


    hope you understand me :-)

    kind regards

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    Re: Some questions about the isolation

    Hi maurilein, welcome to the forum!

    Whereabouts in Germany are you?

    1. The Vermiculite for botanical use will be fine for your oven.

    2. You can use regular cement... but make sure you use cement, and NOT concrete or mortar, which are premixed products with sand/gravel mixed in.

    3. You're supposed to use fireclay and sand... but I used just sand and some dust I got from cutting the firebricks. Any clean sand will do. You just need to put a thin layer of sand on, maybe 1 cm, to even out the Vermicultite layer and so that you can tap the bricks into a level position.

    Originally posted by maurilein View Post
    hope you understand me :-)
    No problem ... but if you have any translational issues during your build, I'd be glad to help out. I've been through the whole finding-the-equivalent-German/Swiss-product thing here, and its not always easy.
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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    • #3
      Re: Some questions about the isolation

      Hoi Frances,

      thank you for your answer.

      I live near the swiss boarder.
      We are neighbours

      Allschwil --> Bad Säckingen ... 37 minutesd by car.


      channi dir mol allüte ?

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      • #4
        Re: Some questions about the isolation

        which grain size from vermiculite i have to use?

        0 - 5 mm
        5 - 10 mm
        2 - 3 mm


        ???

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        • #5
          Re: Some questions about the isolation

          I think most people use the 2-3 mm. Due to some misunderstanduîng I actually ended up with the 5-10 mm... but that also works perfectly well.
          "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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          • #6
            Re: Some questions about the isolation

            Hey Maurilein, I must be really slow, but could you use any leftover materials?

            I've still got these and a couple of firebricks:
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f40/...iles-3134.html

            You'd be more than welcome to them, just let me know.
            "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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            • #7
              Re: Some questions about the isolation

              Hy Frances,

              i will call you soon...

              - My dome will be 105 cm inside.
              - The isolation under my firebrick will be a 8 cm vermiculite/cement mixture.
              - When the dome is done i will make a wall around it. Inside i fill out also with Vermiculite.


              What do you think, how many Liters of Vermiclite i will need +-
              Are 2 x 100 Liter Packs enough ?

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              • #8
                Re: Some questions about the isolation

                - The isolation under my firebrick will be a 8 cm vermiculite/cement mixture
                102mm (4") of vermiculite cement is recommended. If you are space limited, go with the refractory insulation boards like cal-sil or mineral fiber board.
                My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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                • #9
                  Re: Some questions about the isolation

                  Hi,

                  there is no space limit. The cement-boardplate is not finished, i will do it on this saturday. If 4" for the vermiculite-cement are recommended, i can do it.

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