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Can I use this board for the Hearth? - 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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Can I use this board for the Hearth?

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  • Can I use this board for the Hearth?


    I am wondering if I can use this board from McGills Warehouse as the Insulation part for the hearth instead of the vermiculite.

    McGills Warehouse Online Department Store,

    Do I only need one case of the 2 foot by 3 foot boards? (One case seems to be 3 of these boards for $97).

    Thanks so much for your help!


  • #2
    Re: Can I use this board for the Hearth?


    those boards look good to me. If you only buy one case you will have a base that is 2 inches thick which is probably fine. Good luck!


    • #3
      Re: Can I use this board for the Hearth?

      Have you done a "refractory materials" search in Calgary? I did a quick one and at least a couple place popped up, one was a ANH supplier which is a large one here in the states. Might be less expensive than shipping from Calf.

      Link to my Picasa Album


      • #4
        Re: Can I use this board for the Hearth?

        For less than $93 plus shipping I would think you can source vermiculite and portland locally. A 4" of 5-1 vermiculite/portland cement mix will provide the same amount of insulation as 2" of CF board.

        For what its worth, I bought my CF blanket from McGills and honestly, it was the dirtiest, creepiest retail establishment I have ever dealt with, ever. If there were dead bodies hidden in the corners of their dark 'warehouse' I would not be surprised. I felt strangely fortunate to escape out of there with my life.The refractories McGills sells are admittedly not high quality, but they do work.


        • #5
          Re: Can I use this board for the Hearth?

          Those are low density fiber boards . I purchase allot of refractory from them. I have used that fiberboard in one of the kilns I build for my shop.
          it is not very strong as it is low density kind of soft and spongy