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Tiggi 01-24-2013 06:13 PM

Bricks vs Mortar
 
Hi all,

Been reading this forum for a while now and thank you all for the great inspiration. I am planing to start my first build this spring so you'll see lot more of me. For time being I only one question, or more like series of em regarding one topic. Is it possible to build a dome using a mortar (fire mortar, refractory mortar,...etc) instead of bricks? What would be downside of it and would it perform as good as brick dome?

My idea is to create a mold out of sand and use the mortar to create a dome, either single peace or break it down into sections. I would use the steel reinforcement into the construction just to give it extra strength.

david s 01-25-2013 11:35 AM

Re: Bricks vs Mortar
 
Yes there is plenty of info about cast ovens here. Try searching for cast ovens or castable refractory.

Tiggi 01-28-2013 11:46 AM

Re: Bricks vs Mortar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by david s (Post 144543)
Yes there is plenty of info about cast ovens here. Try searching for cast ovens or castable refractory.

I've read lots of post on this subject and definitely interested in building my oven this way. From what I can tell it's lot faster, easier and cheaper. One thing that I am not clear on is the performance of the castable ovens compared to brick ones? Does anyone have any research on this?

deejayoh 01-28-2013 12:06 PM

Re: Bricks vs Mortar
 
If you are thinking about casting an oven, check out IronPony's thread. This is probably the nicest cast oven I have seen. Were I to do this over again, I would think about using that approach

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...old-18287.html

Tiggi 01-28-2013 06:59 PM

Re: Bricks vs Mortar
 
I just ran into this product
Castable Refractory Cement at Menards

Has anyone used it before?

Castable Refractory Cement by MEECO'S Red Devil
Quote:

Create custom cement shapes to replace worn-out firebrick or fill large holes or cracks in masonry fireboxes with Castable Refractory Cement

Castable refractory cement
Ideal for casting into custom shapes
Use to replace worn-out firebrick
Dry material that mixes with water
Chemically sets and dries rock hard
Can be cast in irregualr shapes
Fill large holes/cracks in masonry fireboxes
Can be used as a solid stone bed
May be used in outdoor fire pits
12.5 lbs. casts a block 12"x12"x1-1/4"
Light brown when cured


Dimensions:
Ship Dim: 11.0 x 11.0 x 11.0
Shipping Weight: 25.0 lbs

bricky 01-07-2014 08:10 PM

Re: Bricks vs Mortar
 
did you use this product?

Tiggi 01-09-2014 06:03 AM

Re: Bricks vs Mortar
 
yes I did, it worked great.


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