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  • do I need a thermo blanket?

    I've completed the dome of my oven and ready to insulate it. In the plans for the oven it says to use 4-6 inches of vermiculite concrete, while others on the forum seem to be using thermo blankets with the vermiculite.

    Is it ok the use just the vermiculite concrete?


  • #2
    Re: do I need a thermo blanket?


    You just have to use more ....

    No biggie!
    My thread:
    My costs:
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    • #3
      Re: do I need a thermo blanket?

      I, too, used the blankeys. Got 'em from our beloved forno bravo store for a very reasonable price. I bought two rolls. Covered the dome three to four times. In Sacramento, vermiculite is @ $21 a bag. The blanket insulates better and costs about the same. I can retain enough heat to cook two days later.



      • #4
        Re: do I need a thermo blanket?

        BUT if you can't get hold of or afford the blanket, Vermiculite will also do a good job.
        "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)