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Cut face inside? Mortar under floor bricks? And what belt to sand with? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Cut face inside? Mortar under floor bricks? And what belt to sand with?

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  • Cut face inside? Mortar under floor bricks? And what belt to sand with?

    Hello, Noob here. Is it okay to face the cut side of the bricks towards the inside of the oven? Since there is no difference between the outer surface and the inside of the brick, it shouldn’t matter?

    Also, why not just mortar the bricks down to the vermiculite hearth?

    And finally. What do I use to sand down the floor? A belt sander, but what kind of belt?


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    Re: Cut face inside? Mortar under floor bricks? And what belt to sand with?

    Another Texas Oven...welcome

    Most don't face the cuts to the inside for both consistant aestetic reasons to duribility reasons. Do some searches on the forum, there are some long discussions on that subject.

    Most do not mortar down the first corse of brick to allow the dome some movement. If its anchored to the floor it could cause more cracking as the dome will want to swell when it hits high temperatures.

    Most spend a lot of time on the floor leveling so they don't have to sand it. If you do have a high spot, some have hit those areas with a grinder or sander. You'll have to get a coarse belt with the black aluminum oxide grit.

    I've said a lot of most as there are several techniques you'll find here. Do as much research as you can and pick what you think will work best for you. Good luck.