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  • Using regular mortar on entry way

    I have six bags of refrax to do the dome for a 42" oven, the arch and entry way. I fear I will run short so I was thinking of using the refrax on the first 6 inches or so into the landing and then switching to regular mortar. Anyone see a problem with this (my first attempt at bricklaying). And or any alternate tips for stretching the refrax or is six plenty?

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    Re: Using regular mortar on entry way

    Hi jcg31
    I built my whole oven using a Portland cement, fireclay, lime and brickie sand in 1:1:1:3 and will build my next ove using the same mix. It is very sticky and no cracking and a hell of a lot cheaper.
    I see no problems with your mix but I would adda little lime and fireclay to make it a little more workable.

    See:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...-4-a-2045.html

    for the early build.

    Neill
    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


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    • #3
      Re: Using regular mortar on entry way

      Thanks Neill, great suggestion. I have a problem finding fireclay in my area, but having just cut about 200 firebrick I have a couple buckets of firebrick dust. Do you think I could substitute the firebrick powder for the fireclay in your recipe?

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      • #4
        Re: Using regular mortar on entry way

        You probably would be OK using a regular mortar for the entry but it would be better if you had some fireclay in the mix.
        Rumford Dealers
        This is a site that lists Rumsford dealers in WI and I could not imagine them not having fireclay. Maybe there is one close to you!
        Best
        Dutch
        "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. " Charles Mingus
        "Build at least two brick ovens...one to make all the mistakes on and the other to be just like you dreamed of!" Dutch

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          Re: Using regular mortar on entry way

          No worries,
          I didn't use my brick dust but I bought 5 X 25Kg bags of fireclay and only used 1/2 bag. Plenty to spare. You might even crush up some of the smaller offcuts or a little more with the least amount of efforet. It only makes the mortar a little stickier and also bulks it out a little but alsdo adds some of the refractory characteristics.

          Neill
          Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

          The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


          Neill’s Pompeiii #1
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
          Neill’s kitchen underway
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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