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    Hi there I am trying to get info about the insulation blanket, I am building an oven with firebricks and will put a layer of high heat mortar outside the dome for insulation and then a layer of cement, i was reading about this blanket can you tell how it is installed and is it a good idea to put between after i put the layer of high heat mortar and before the cment? Or can i get your advise please

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    Re: Insulation blanket

    Hi Polo,

    What type of insulation did you use under the hearth or floor? High heat mortar is not insulation, I hope you know that.

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    • #3
      Re: Insulation blanket

      Originally posted by Polo1523 View Post
      Hi there I am trying to get info about the insulation blanket
      Polo - the blanket goes on the outside of your dome (firebrick) for insulation

      I am building an oven with firebricks and will put a layer of high heat mortar outside the dome for insulation and then a layer of cement
      No - the mortar is used for construction only (brick glue)

      You add the cement (stucco) over the blanket to cover the dome.

      Start a new thread called Polo's build - post ALL your questions there and we can walk you through this.
      Last edited by Les; 03-21-2013, 10:24 PM.
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        Re: Insulation blanket

        Well on the floor its just the cement base, and then the Firebricks with High heat mortar, unfortunately I am getting all the knowledge until now that I am reading the forum.

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        • #5
          Re: Insulation blanket

          OK Les, I will start a new thread, just one more question, after the blanket its installed, will the cement stick to the blanket easily?

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          • #6
            Re: Insulation blanket

            Originally posted by Polo1523 View Post
            Well on the floor its just the cement base, and then the Firebricks with High heat mortar, unfortunately I am getting all the knowledge until now that I am reading the forum.
            This is wrong. You need insulation under the firebrick. Also, do not mortar the floor - let it "float". Is it to late to re-do the floor?
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            • #7
              Re: Insulation blanket

              Originally posted by Polo1523 View Post
              OK Les, I will start a new thread, just one more question, after the blanket its installed, will the cement stick to the blanket easily?
              I built my shape from rebar and chicken wire and filled the void with portland/vermiculite. I believe some have wrapped the blanket with just chicken wire and applied the stucco to that. Anyone that went that route, please jump in here.
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              • #8
                Re: Insulation blanket

                No LEs not too late, I can re do the floor no problem, I am getting the board, and the blanket, question, do you know if I can get those in a store in San Diego? that will be faster for me to get it, if not I will order them here in Fb

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                • #9
                  Re: Insulation blanket

                  I don't know if it's available in San Diego. Where are you located in Mexico? Also, you will be glad that you re-worked the floor. These things are amazing if insulated properly.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Insulation blanket

                    I am in TJ Mexico right accross the San Diego Border, but I go to SD twice a week, so no problem, I guess I will order from Forno Bravo the Insulation material, I already have a couple of guys taking out the bricks, and I also had extra Fire Bricks so no problem there, thanks so much for your advise, hopefully this oven will turn out to be great, Saturday I will take the time to post pictures in a new thread and let you know with the progress of the WFO.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Insulation blanket

                      If the insulation board i get from forno bravo is not enough to cover the floor can i use the insulation blanket to finish covering the floor?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Insulation blanket

                        Originally posted by Polo1523 View Post
                        If the insulation board i get from forno bravo is not enough to cover the floor can i use the insulation blanket to finish covering the floor?
                        No.
                        The blanket is too compressive.
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