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  • Rough count of Firebricks for 42" oven

    I'm assuming that being such a common size to build there is a pretty good idea of how many firebricks are necessary to complete a 42" dome. I am in planning phase, and thought I should check here before ordering.. I tend to buy overboard because I use them for the next project, but a rough idea would be good.

    Thanks MAtthew

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    Re: Rough count of Firebricks for 42" oven

    Download the FB plans, they are free and have been used enough to have a pretty refined count.

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    • #3
      Re: Rough count of Firebricks for 42" oven

      About 200. Depends on if you taper them.

      dusty

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      • #4
        Re: Rough count of Firebricks for 42" oven

        You could also try deejayoh's calculator, which will take tapering into account: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f28/...tor-18131.html, which will give you a rough count of the needed bricks. Add a couple dozen more bricks on top of what the calculator says so that you have enough for your entry and vent. I used nearly 200 full bricks for my 36" oven (including the floor and vent), but I tapered my arch and dome bricks.
        My build: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/3...-dc-18213.html

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        • #5
          Re: Rough count of Firebricks for 42" oven

          No its late, but for what its worth I bought 250 bricks and used most of them. Good luck
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...s-i-18098.html

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          • #6
            Re: Rough count of Firebricks for 42" oven

            I came in around 275 - a ton of scrap...
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            • #7
              Re: Rough count of Firebricks for 42" oven

              I used 280 with a a 1/2 ton of scrap and 1/2 ton of fireclay.
              Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
              Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
              Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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              • #8
                Re: Rough count of Firebricks for 42" oven

                I used 280 and tapered all of the dome bricks with the exception of the soldiers..

                Chris

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                • #9
                  Re: Rough count of Firebricks for 42" oven

                  Gudday
                  42in Dome only (entrance commons) not tapered basic cuts only...count 165

                  Regards Dave
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                  • #10
                    Re: Rough count of Firebricks for 42" oven

                    210 and counting on my 36". I think I'll need maybe 10 more before I'm done, but I have a good many scraps lying around.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Rough count of Firebricks for 42" oven

                      I used about 235 firebricks for 46" oven, All tapered.

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