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Castable Refractory Cement Question - 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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Castable Refractory Cement Question

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  • Castable Refractory Cement Question

    Hello. I have a question about using castable refractory cement. I am trying to cast a base for a small homemade oven. I was planning on putting some 1/2" hardware cloth in as a re-inforcement. The base will be 1" thick. Is it OK to use the hardware cloth? Or, will the rapid and extreme temperature swings with expanding metal crack the concrete? I am using "Rutland Castable Refractory Cement" for this project.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.


  • #2
    Re: Castable Refractory Cement Question

    The standard reinforcing for castable refractory is stainless steel needles (melt extract fibres) you may be able to use something else, but remember that heat accelerates corrosion.
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    • #3
      Re: Castable Refractory Cement Question

      Thanks for the reply!