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    I built my oven using 1 portland cement, 5 lome (sand with clay) and 1 lime. I also used second hand red bricks from a fireplace/chimney. It has been over a week and the dome still smells of mortar. Was this mix and seconds bricks OK?
    Last edited by The Darling Dome; 09-15-2011, 12:25 AM.

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    Re: mortar mix..

    Not unless that is all you had available.


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      Re: mortar mix..

      This mix was recommended by Jussell Jeavons (he wrote a book on ovens) and I assumed it would all be good. Russel recommended brick sand, however all I could get was lome which is a reddish type sand that contains clay which should help to stop too much cracking. I was more worried about the portland cement after reading about the need to use refractionary.


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        Re: mortar mix..

        Your mix is essentially the same as the home brew lots of people have used. The loam you used probably contains a fair amount of bacteria which may be contributing to the smell. This will simply burn away once you start firing. I wouldn't be worried at all by a smelly mortar.
        Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.


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          Re: mortar mix..

          Sounds good then. Thank you very much for the reply.