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Old 03-07-2009, 06:03 AM
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Might see if i can get thinner firebricks which i would assume would be cheaper.
Unfortunately they will likely be more expensive...at least they are here...for us they end up to be about twice as much for the "splits"
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:32 AM
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after much reading on the net I have found that i can use dry pressed clay bricks. because it will not be subject to the same intens heat that a pizza oven is you can use the pressed clays instead of firebricks, this is what all older fireplaces are made from.

ordering a bunch of them tomorrow and then next weekend construction of the fireplace begins
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:54 AM
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If it does crack or spall, you can always get the cast-iron fireback later.
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You might want to look into a cob or clay oven instead of brick if firebricks are to expensive. I will be using firebricks for the floor and a clay dome myself since a 100lb bag of clay is less then 20 dollars and firebricks are 1.50 each.

I also am planning to have a fireplace under the oven for non-oven nights and that will require firebrick and high temp concrete/mortar so my budget can not take more for the oven. :}

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Would old fire bricks from an internal fireplace from a 1920s bungalow be suitable for pizza oven?
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Would old fire bricks from an internal fireplace from a 1920s bungalow be suitable for pizza oven?
Youll get more response if you start your own thread rather than tacking your question onto the end of a 2 year old thread.
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Well I have finally finished my fireplace . I ended up using mainly leftover bricks from the pizza oven and I went to the place that sells refactory stuff and they had a bunch of damaged 300mmx30mmx50mm bricks which I bought and used for the top part and roof of the fireplace. Lit it up last night and even though the outside temp was 30c it still drew really well and the only time it puffed smoke was when a stiff breeze blew.

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