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Granite and Marble as building bricks - 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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Granite and Marble as building bricks

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  • Granite and Marble as building bricks

    I have a idea to use Marble and / or Granite as bricks to build my entire oven.
    I have acumaleted almost enouth of both to use either one or both together.
    What do you guys with a bit of experience think?

    I plan to use the lighter marble, becoase its lighter and easier to cut and handle, its rather good at withstanding high temperatures, and it looks marvelous. It contain huge amounts of silica witch is good for conductivity and heat absorbing qualitys.

    I have already cutted a bit of both and saw the mortar sticks well to it.
    I think it will work marvelous. Brick sizes about 20 X 20 cm and 2.5 or 3 cm thick.

    Anyone tried this maybe?

  • #2
    Re: Granite and Marble as building bricks

    Granite and marble will work, but both crack when heated to temps a WFO will produce and will not last very long. Soapstone is the only stone recommended for an oven. If you can acquire firebricks, that would be much better than marble or granite. If you cannot acquire firebricks, maybe you could build a cobb oven made of clay. Good luck!


    • #3
      Re: Granite and Marble as building bricks

      Marble will turn to dust very quickly in a WFO.
      The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

      My Build.



      • #4
        Re: Granite and Marble as building bricks

        Thank you for the warning!
        It would have been lots of work going to waste.

        Guess I have a new bathroom to tile....


        • #5
          Re: Granite and Marble as building bricks

          Granite and Marble is usually intended for kitchen interiors to make it look elegant but I think not a good thing to use it for oven and I do agree what GianniFocaccia says.
          Sharon Stone