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  • HELP!! I need boards!!

    I took 2 weeks off to work on my oven, starting this weekend, and I just found out that FB is completely OUT of FB Boards, and they won't have any for a couple weeks!!! If anyone has any extra boards or has a source for something similar that can ship for a relatively close price please let me know! I really really REALLY didn't want to go the cottage cheese route..

    this sucks.. totally ruined my day..
    Shay - Centerville, MN

    My Outdoor Kitchen/Pompeii WFO Build...

  • #2
    Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

    Vermiculite is cool.
    This may not be my last wood oven...

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    • #3
      Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

      I got some for use in a door from a local refractory supplier...you might start doing some googling...
      My Oven Thread:
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...-oven-633.html

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      • #4
        Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

        I got 2 1/2 inch HW insblock14 from Kraemer Gunnite in south Jersey, near Philly. It's heavy to ship, but their price was considerably lower than the Harbison Walker dealer near here.
        My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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        • #5
          Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

          I have decided to use Mineral Wool (stone Wool) boards.http://www.roxul.com/files/RX-NA-EN/...80-3-10-09.pdf
          They are excellent insulators, strong, cheap and easily available. Under my 39" oven I will be able to insulate 6" thick for $90

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          • #6
            Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

            You don't think 1200F is a bit low?
            Shay - Centerville, MN

            My Outdoor Kitchen/Pompeii WFO Build...

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            • #7
              Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

              Hey Blacknoir,

              I am really sorry that we ran short on FB Board. I feel terrible. The container arrived at the port in NorCal today, but we have to allow time for customs and local delivery.

              Marina is going to give you a call first thing in the morning, and I think we can arrange quick delivery from one of our U.S. producers. FB will pay for all the expedited shipping -- we just want to get it to you, so you can enjoy your "vacation".

              Stay tuned. I think we can make this work.
              James
              Last edited by james; 06-25-2009, 10:22 PM.
              Pizza Ovens
              Outdoor Fireplaces

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              • #8
                Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

                Shay,
                I picked up a 3 cu. ft. back of vermiculite yesterday( and a bag of portland 94#) and plan to shape my outer dome. I also plan to use it around the chimney to help stablize the flue.

                In total I will have used 4cu.ft. and (4) 3 cu.ft. bags ( for a total of 16 cu.ft.) at a cost of around $65 for the vermiculite, and then at least 2 bags of portland at around $20.

                I had misgivings about the portland/vermiculite mix when I first used it ( a 2.5" layer under my entire oven) but quickly found it to be a very interesting building product.

                Certainly you can build your entire oven with scratchy ceramic fiber boards and blankets ( oh man, if you think fiberglass is bad to handle...) but the vermiculite has been so useful in filling and insulating, staying in place, etc.

                So, I must re-iterate, vermiculite is cool.

                Lars.
                This may not be my last wood oven...

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                • #9
                  Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

                  James, that sounds great! Thanks for the help!!
                  Shay - Centerville, MN

                  My Outdoor Kitchen/Pompeii WFO Build...

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                  • #10
                    Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

                    Just talked to Marina and I should have my boards by Wednesday which should work perfectly since I have a massive cold today and will be getting nothing done.. Thanks James and Marina!!
                    Shay - Centerville, MN

                    My Outdoor Kitchen/Pompeii WFO Build...

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                    • #11
                      Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

                      Phew.

                      Get better and look forward to some hard work!
                      James
                      Pizza Ovens
                      Outdoor Fireplaces

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                      • #12
                        Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

                        Blacknoir,
                        My understanding of these things is that there is always a "safety factor" built into ratings like these and the mineral wool boards wont turn to pumpkins at the stroke of 1200. Anyway I believe my oven temp should rarely ever exceed 950 -1000 degrees. Seemed to me that rather than overcompensate with ratings, for the money, overcompensating on thickness of insulation was preferable.
                        I guess I will be the proverbial Guinea Pig and report back of success or failure
                        (cross your fingers that it will be success)
                        FYI I am also planning on using mineral wool batts 1' thick over the dome.
                        Good luck to you

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                        • #13
                          Re: HELP!! I need boards!!



                          Well...
                          MyRoxul Rockboard 80 was delivered and it would be much better named spongeboard.

                          I do not recommend this product.
                          I guess I am scrambling to send it back and find a quick local replacement ASAP as I have taken off next week to work on this.

                          Help!! I need Boards!! LOL

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                          • #14
                            Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

                            I found this:

                            Utah Refractories Corp
                            2200 North 1100 West
                            Lehi, Utah 84043
                            United States

                            Website: www.utah-refractories-corp.com
                            Phone: (412) 851-2430
                            Fax: (412) 851-2425

                            I could not get the website to work.
                            My Oven Thread:
                            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...-oven-633.html

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                            • #15
                              Re: HELP!! I need boards!!

                              Thanks!
                              It also looks like Harbison-walker has a place out here. So I will probably be ok

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