web analytics
Installing Insulation Board - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Announcement

Collapse

New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

Forno Bravo
See more
See less

Installing Insulation Board

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Installing Insulation Board

    I am building a 42" Pompeii WFO using the plans that FB provides. The plans go into detail with the Vermiculite method and applying a thin underfloor paste for the cooking floor. It also shows a insulation board placed on top of a wet hearth. My hearth is dry. MY QUESTION: If your hearth is dry and your using insulation board, is it OK to just place the board down and then place the 18" x 18" bricks on top? This means that the igloo is just "floating" on top of the hearth and there is nothing sticking it in place. I guess the weight would keep it all in place but not sure how to proceed. If I need to level things what should I do in this situation. I hope the board comes very flat??????

    Greg

  • #2
    Re: Installing Insulation Board

    Greg,

    You can level the board using some dry clay and a notched trowel. You may have to shuffle them around a bit to get it level. Just sit the floor tiles on top - trust me, it will not go anywhere.
    Check out my pictures here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

    If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Installing Insulation Board

      I did the same all dry and my floor bricks were suprisingly level

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Installing Insulation Board

        The problem is that the firebricks for the floor are often of an uneven thickness. The clay layer under them (wet or dry) allows you to achieve a flat floor surface. Usually the mix is a 50/50 sand, clay layer.
        Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

        Comment

        Working...
        X