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  • Type s or Refractory Mortar

    Oven has been built and fired about 15 times. Last fire was roaring. I was wanting to put a thin layer of mortar on the outside of the dome to take care of a few areas that leak smoke. Does it matter what type of mortar I use such as a Type S or should I use a refractory mortar?


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    Re: Type s or Refractory Mortar

    I'd go with the refactory mortar - it'll get hot on the outside of that dome, once you get the insulation on it!
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)



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      Re: Type s or Refractory Mortar

      Originally posted by Frances View Post
      I'd go with the refactory mortar - it'll get hot on the outside of that dome, once you get the insulation on it!
      I concur with Frances...the FB recipe uses more of a type N mortar which would be best for the near vertical surfaces outside the dome...
      "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. " Charles Mingus
      "Build at least two brick ovens...one to make all the mistakes on and the other to be just like you dreamed of!" Dutch


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        Re: Type s or Refractory Mortar

        Thats what i thought. Thanks. Probably will make some following the recipe. Probably will need to do a slow cure of the oven again since the bricks are going to soak up the moisture from the mortar. Tom