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Old 05-15-2010, 08:56 AM
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Hi Turkey,

Im planning on just building the pompei. Still got a lot of work to do to get the back garden ready in terms of retaining walls and leveling the ground. Hoping to start in June. By an adobe oven, do you mean like a barrel?

Cheers Ross
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:05 AM
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Default Re: Firebricks in Britain

i did mean like a barel but that seems to be less in favour in here, so now considering a pompei, but I am trying to work out how much it will cost and what can be done on the cheap,

I think I like the idea of using old red clay bricks instead of firebricks, but it just seems that each part is a sourcing nightmare, i cant just pop out and get some rebar, which is how alot of these builds seem to make it appear.

Hopefully I can get an idea sorted and try to cost it out toget final approval from the forman (other half)
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:40 AM
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i hear ya! The leader of the opposition has sanctioned very limited spending (why are you building an oven outside when we've got one inside). I've managed to source my old pressed red bricks from the freebies section on gumtree. My neighbour reckons he can lay his hand on some rebar for me. But at the moment im no where near laying the foundations. The section of my garden where i am going to build it is on a slope, so im levelling that off. But im so busy at work at the moment that im only really managing to work on it on Sundays, so progress is slow Good luck sourcing
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:25 AM
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I am looking for some pressed reds, but tbh I dont seem to see so much and what I do see is quite expensive here round london as they are "victorian" and "reclaimed" and I think any building work is often forced to use these by the local council so very much a sellable product :/

I suppose most will be half bricks in the dome so I could use ones that are advertised for hardcore, I will step up my searches for rebar tho, I found some on ebay but didnt really want to spend alot on it, especially in postage which is where many internet finds fail with this kind of project.

I am also looking for some insulation blanket, or more info on it (so searching here alot) as it seems key to cutting the size down which I really need to do, as my garden is pretty small.

good luck with the levelling, that sounds back breaking.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:31 AM
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When i was searching on the internet for bricks i was puzzled that the reclaimed ones seemed quite expensive down south. Now i know why

I'll be using the fire blankets more than the vermiculite cause im short for space too. This place seems to sell it at a fairly reasonable price Ceramic Fibre Blanket 25mm
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:53 AM
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I got the bricks from Vitcas- very helpful, for the floor I used old floor pamments and they work really well.
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