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hmc3142 05-27-2010 05:14 AM

Help with insulating the base
 
hi everyone, can someone tell me how I insulate the base of what a round wfo will be sitting on? What order and how many inches. For instance, from the bottom up, you put cement, then what is next layer, then next , then next until you lay your firebrick oven floor. Thanks so, so much!

fxpose 05-27-2010 11:39 AM

Re: Help with insulating the base
 
Here ya go:

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...load-1674.html

dmun 05-27-2010 02:27 PM

Re: Help with insulating the base
 
In brief, the oven rests on a reinforced concrete slab, four inches or so. On top of this is your insulation, either four inches of vermiculite concrete, or two inches of refractory insulation board. If using vermiculite, a leveling mixture of sand and fireclay is put down, then the firebrick floor. Most everyone lays the firebrick flat, for two and a quarter inches.

hmc3142 06-03-2010 05:23 AM

Re: Help with insulating the base
 
Hi Dmun...Thanks for the great advice. I want to insulate well and not skimp on any conditions. Can you please tell me how you would insulate the firebrick dome in the order that it goes and how many inches of the insulation. Thanks so much!

Eric Pfeifer 06-13-2010 07:47 AM

Re: Help with insulating the base
 
I insulated my base with one inch of percrete on top of the structural slab, plus two inches of FB board. A full hot burn at equilibrium on my oven does not get the opposite side of the structural slab more than about 100 or so degrees--basically a hot Minnesota summer.

hmc3142 06-13-2010 01:57 PM

Re: Help with insulating the base
 
Hi Eric,

Is percrete perlite and concrete? FB board is what kind of board? Thanks so much!

dmun 06-13-2010 04:53 PM

Re: Help with insulating the base
 
Quote:

Is percrete perlite and concrete?
Perlite (or vermiculite) and portland cement. The perlite is a lightweight aggregate, not a concrete additive.
Quote:

FB board is what kind of board?
Refractory mineral fiber board. I used insblock19. There are lots of brands, and a more expensive alternative, calcium-silicate (cal-sil) board.

Eric Pfeifer 06-14-2010 09:26 AM

Re: Help with insulating the base
 
Dmun beat me to it! Best wishes on your build!

hmc3142 06-14-2010 11:41 AM

Re: Help with insulating the base
 
Thanks everyone for all of your great help! Mina


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