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    Hello, I'm at the point on my oven that i'm building the vent arch and chimney. I was wondering if it would be ok to use standard masons mortar for the vent arch and chimney? I used heat stop in the dome and everything. The vent arch i was thinking doesn't have a direct flame therefor wouldn't be as hot. I look forward to any opinions. Thanks!

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    It may get hotter than you think. Did you save any firebrick dust from your dome build? If so, you could substitute that for fire clay to make "homebrew".
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      Re: Vent Arch Mortar

      Thanks for getting back to me, i didnt save any dust from cutting the bricks. I looked on the materials appendix on the forno bravo website, and for the vent arch and chimney it says standard mortar. I just wanted to check before I went ahead and used it. My oven would only be occasional use. I won't be using it every day.


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        Harvest the brick dust when you cut your chimney bricks. Otherwise, a bag of fireclay costs around $9.


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          Originally posted by GianniFocaccia View Post
          Harvest the brick dust when you cut your chimney bricks. Otherwise, a bag of fireclay costs around $9.
          And you'll have an extra 75 pounds of it forever
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            Re: Vent Arch Mortar

            I just used a ready mixed bag of mortar. The arch bricks do not get that hot, however i did place a piece of fibre glass rope as a heat barrier between the two arches.

            My bricks are made from pumice and I can easily place my hand on the top of the dome when the interior is around 400 degrees C.