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Old 03-20-2012, 02:39 PM
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Hello to fellow AZ oven builders. I also live in Mesa and have just started my wood fired oven. I've got the foundation poured and picked up the blocks for the stand last week. My oven is being built in an area that is near center in the back yard and is 18" down from the rest of the yard with retaining walls and a patio stone floor. We did that two years ago in anticipation of either a fireplace or a WFO because our HOA limits the height of a chimney. I'll have a total of 9' of height to work with so should be OK if I use a large enough chimney opening. This forum and the Forno Bravo documents have been tremendously helpful.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:19 PM
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I just picked up my blocks today from Marvel. Fire Brick seems a little steep thier so I'm looking into finding a better price. Let me know what you find. I usually am only home once a week so hopefully I can find time to knock some of this out. I live at Brown and Gilbert
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:40 PM
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Fire brick at Home Depot is 1.49 ea - that is actually cheaper than at Phoenix Brickyard (I-17 and 7th Ave). I was fortunate enough to score my dome brick for free.

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:55 PM
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Fire brick at Home Depot is 1.49 ea - that is actually cheaper than at Phoenix Brickyard (I-17 and 7th Ave). I was fortunate enough to score my dome brick for free.

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FWIW, all fire brick are not equal. Any brick will do for the dome, but the floor makes a better surface with uniform bricks with as few cracks (in the bricks) as possible.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:48 PM
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If I bought the good stuff for the floor and the the HD stuff for the dome would that matter, or should I stop being cheap and just buy the good stuff already?
Everyday I'm on this project it's getting bigger. Now its a BBQ/Pizza oven area, but it's gonna rock!
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If I bought the good stuff for the floor and the the HD stuff for the dome would that matter, or should I stop being cheap and just buy the good stuff already?
Everyday I'm on this project it's getting bigger. Now its a BBQ/Pizza oven area, but it's gonna rock!
After using recycled bricks for the dome and new bricks for the floor, I discovered that bricks are a small part of the overall cost. Put new bricks (large bricks if you can find them) on the floor and the bricks for the dome can be new or recycled. Some here are very concerned about kiln bricks which could have, (unspecified), harmful residues on them.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:27 PM
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Sounds good. Not trying to be cheap, as you know this project is anything but..
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