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Old 08-16-2011, 08:59 AM
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Thanks Shuboyje! I'll let you know. I'm just starting to gather materials. Can the FB board that is used in the build, can it be found here locally or is that an "FB" Item.

You may be able to find Refractory board locally as calcium aluminate board or actual FB board from a FB dealer.

FB refers to Forno Bravo
IT refers to Indespensible tool
HD refers to Home Depot
HF refers to Harbour Freight Tools
There are lots of other acronyms people use but this is a short list of the most common TLA's

TLA - Two letter Acronym for Two letter Acronym.

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:07 AM
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Harbison Walker in Romulus near the airport carries any refractory insulation you could ever want. If you are willing to do the labor and go the cheaper route of using perlite and Portland cement to cast an insulating concrete hearth instead I can point you to sources for perlite as well.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:29 AM
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Chip - Thanks for the TLA Glossary LOL. It does help (can you see the light bulb over my head) when I read through the threads!

Thanks
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:32 AM
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Shuboyje - Thanks for the information. At this point I'm not sure what pros & con would be! I'll have to do some searching in the forum!

Stay Tuned!
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:07 AM
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Mike - After reviewing your foundation build, it never occurred to me to build the foundation below the frost line! More to think about!!!

About how many blocks did it take to complete your foundation to ground level?

Thanks

Dan
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:23 AM
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Daniel & Betsy,
I'm in the Oakland county area, and I am in the process of building a 48" wfo. I got my fire board at GM Refractory in South Lyon. The fire brick and mortar at Glen Geary in Waterford. Best price I could find. (they also do an occasional wfo demonstration).
I am hoping to finish my dome this weekend, but you never can tell with our weather...
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:33 AM
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Hello To everyone! I'm Back!!!!!

Well I have finished our Bathroom remodel, longer than I thought as usual! I am ready to get started on my oven. I have the permits in hand and I am ready to put the shovel in the dirt. I think I'll start a new thread to show my progress as I go along. I have Miss Dig coming out on Monday to check for any underground utilities. My luck I'll put the whole neighborhood in the dark! LOL

Until Monday!!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:18 AM
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Good luck! Hope you make some progress before the snow flies!!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:24 AM
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I know!!!

I am going to do my best. If it doesn't work out it will have to wait till spring

I have to pour footings for the foundation 42" deep! Per city code!!! Oh well what can you do!
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