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No fireclay? Options for setting floor.

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  • No fireclay? Options for setting floor.

    I'm about to set my floor onto the vermicrete base. Standard procedure is to put down a bed of sand and fireclay to support/level the firebricks on the base.

    I'm getting lazy, though - I've sourced everything I need except for the fireclay. For that, I'll have to make a 2-1/2 hour drive into Minneapolis (Smith-Sharpe). Everything else I can get local, or can get easily shipped.

    Should I make the trip? Or should I set with a mix of sand and portland (OK, then I know I can't get them up) or with Heatstop mortar? Or are there any other options?

    Thanks!

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    Re: No fireclay? Options for setting floor.

    Someone else posted this question a while back. I suggested using the residue left from cutting the bricks. That should work well for the purpose of leveling.
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    • #3
      Re: No fireclay? Options for setting floor.

      That's what I did. It worked ok for leveling, I don't know if there are any problems yet (not done with my oven).

      Mike
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      • #4
        Re: No fireclay? Options for setting floor.

        Whats wrong with sand for leveling, its not like you need a 10mm bed joint.
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        • #5
          Re: No fireclay? Options for setting floor.

          Any powdered clay should do becausee at the temps we fire to there is no danger of the clay melting. Sand on it's own may shift with ant activity but mixed with clay becomes somewhat more physically stable.
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          • #6
            Re: No fireclay? Options for setting floor.

            Originally posted by david s View Post
            ant activity
            You have ants in your oven?
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            • #7
              Re: No fireclay? Options for setting floor.

              If you haven't used your oven for a fair time all sorts of cReepy crawlies may decide to make their homes in it.
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