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Using Tapered #1 Arch Fire Bricks???

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  • Using Tapered #1 Arch Fire Bricks???

    Anyone ever use this brick to build the dome of the oven? It looks like the layout would build a perfect 44" oven with a 16" dome height. My thoughts are to use the pre-cut taper to set the shape of the dome and cut the side tapers to fit the circle of each course.

    Thoughts or experience with this???

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    Re: Using Tapered #1 Arch Fire Bricks???

    It looks like this was posted about a year ago now, I just found some #2 arch firebricks for a steal on craigslist. The bricks weigh 6.5 lbs each, so hopefully they are a good type, I'm guessing the #2 is a more pronounced taper?, 2 1/2" down to 1 3/4". Just wondering if your project worked out for you and if you have any advice? Thanks!


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      Re: Using Tapered #1 Arch Fire Bricks???

      It looks like the layout would build a perfect 44" oven with a 16" dome height.
      Shouldn't that be 22" dome height?
      The refractory company which made the bricks I use are now making bricks like those to suit a dome of 1M - too late for me though. I would say you can't go wrong.
      Link to my WFO build