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Thickness of Hearth - 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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Thickness of Hearth

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  • Thickness of Hearth


    I've search for this but can't find anything, so just want to double check. Is 3.5" thick enough for the concrete hearth? It'll be reinforced with rebar and will have the fibre board on top + oven and housing. By my reckoning this could be:

    300 bricks for housing * 2.5kg = 750kg
    150 fire bricks for dome and floor (guess similar weight) = 275kg
    ? bricks for chimney (yet to be designed)

    So guess would want strength for 1.5t to be sure. Any thoughts? Have enough concrete to make it upto 5" thick if required (presumably the extra weight of the concrete is better rather than stressful on the bricks below?).


  • #2
    Re: Thickness of Hearth

    Originally posted by GeorgePalmer View Post
    Any thoughts?
    Its all about the span as to how thick the concrete is, the bigger the span the thicker it should be.
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

    My Build.



    • #3
      Re: Thickness of Hearth

      It's 1.6m x 1.6m with a triangle (0.95x0.95x1.35) cut out the corner, for the classic corner design.