web analytics
Pre-mixed mortar? Anyone? Anyone? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Announcement

Collapse

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.
See more
See less

Pre-mixed mortar? Anyone? Anyone?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Pre-mixed mortar? Anyone? Anyone?

    Anyone have any experience with this mortar? It's pre-mixed and is over $100 a pail. I scored 3 pails for cheap from a guy who builds Crematories.

    Name:  782e58e9309f0e96e68ce7b7a694b7e3.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  1.01 MB

    He had a few other types of mortar that I didnt buy but still could later:
    Name:  82c96d1b8779d09dcee0f17f30fb9699.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  1.27 MB Name:  c4f3f35858148b17c16b2b0f8840d51b.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  1.36 MB Name:  e5c5e77fb5dc1edd98d0460bf44e8a2b.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  1.26 MB

    I also got a whole box of Insul 19 FB. Its 1" so I guess I can stagger and stack?
    Thanks in advance!
    My build documentary page:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/1011587...iredOvenBuild#


    Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain

  • #2
    Re: Pre-mixed mortar? Anyone? Anyone?

    I didn't use the pre-mix. There was some chatter a while back and the bottom line was that it is not recommended. Hopefully one of the refract guy's will chime in. The blanket is good, just stagger and stack as you have mentioned.
    Check out my pictures here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

    If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Pre-mixed mortar? Anyone? Anyone?

      Where in the world did you get that?

      Are you building a cast oven? That is a castable refractory, not a mortar. You will not be able to use it as a mortar, as it is, basically an epoxy and has an exothermic set.

      I won't say it won't work, but you will have issues making it work building a normal oven. I may be interested in a swap to try it as a castable, though.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Pre-mixed mortar? Anyone? Anyone?

        I got it from a guy who builds Crematories who had and overstock. I know
        took a chance buying it. He thought it would be OK but I had not read of anyone using it so I was curious about the "food" application. No big deal if I cant. Being near Austin, where did you find your materials? MPI on Todd Lane has some refractory mortar and Fire Bricks. Going to go look soon. Not pinching pennies on this project, I want the best materials I can get, too much work to not get the best stuff possible,, within reason.
        My build documentary page:
        https://picasaweb.google.com/1011587...iredOvenBuild#


        Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Pre-mixed mortar? Anyone? Anyone?

          That is where I work, although mostly at the North store. It is food safe, but the set time is very short. You would have to mix an amount to lay each brick basically. Physically it is inside the envelope, practically, not really. I do want to build a cast test oven, so we may be able to work something out.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Pre-mixed mortar? Anyone? Anyone?

            Wow what a coincidence! I've been buying my AC equipment from a place right across from MPI on Todd Lane for 20 plus years. I dont think MPI has been there the whole time but as I started thinking more about bricks and masonry products that place stood out to me now after driving by it hundreds of times. What kind of fire bricks do they sell? oh and I have about a hundred dollars invested in those three bucketsif anybody is interested in them locally
            My build documentary page:
            https://picasaweb.google.com/1011587...iredOvenBuild#


            Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain

            Comment

            Working...
            X