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Old 08-16-2011, 04:12 PM
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I have checked with local masons and potters. It seems ther is only one source of firebrick in the Us A company in Ohio and they make only 26% alumina brick. and only in a few sizes aroun 8-9.5" by 2-4" by 4 - 4.5".

I wish FB woudl sell their bricks esp the 12x12. or sell a kit that is in the 27" range. 36" is just too big for our needs - more wood wasted heat and polution. longer heat time. 2 or 3 batches 3 loaves of bread is plenty for a small family.

Does anyone have experience with soapstone for an oven floor? no seams and looks nice. heat transfer is 4x brick.
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I thought the same thing after 3 weeks of looking around Hemet Ca. and not even finding a brick but after looking on the Internet for Refractory brick or Castable Refractory cement and a couple leads from the people on this forum I found 10 or 15 places around the country. I have found that almost every Metropolitan area has a Refractory products reseller or manufacture. You just have to use some common industry terms and you will find them. Also look for a clay brick manufacture and they should know where they are made if they don't make them. That's where I am getting mine. I found several around the East coast. Hope it helps.

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Just 3 but they are all over the place. Shipping is to high so you do want to find one you can pick up from.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:51 PM
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I have, recently, sourced all the necessary materials in the great portland or area. If you need help, please email me at through the forum. It has all been great fun.
-Brad
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:02 PM
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does it make a difference if I use low duty or medium duty fire brick.... Both are about $1.50 a piece
The medium duty bricks will take more heat....I would opt for them. I am using these in a wood buring fire pit to accompany my oven.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:24 PM
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source for fire clay in San Diego?
recommended type of clay?
Thanks!
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:35 PM
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I have, recently, sourced all the necessary materials in the great portland or area. If you need help, please email me at through the forum. It has all been great fun.
-Brad
I am starting on my dome. I found harbison walker has Carter brand bricks that are medium duty and almost identical to FB's in composition. only a few outlets stock them but was able to do transfer from wa. Warehouse to Portland cheaply. I paid 1.76/brick. I think it will go up a little. Casey was very helpful at harbison walker. Western Ceramics (Chuck) also was helpful. They have 2nds of Calcium silicate board (they may be 1/4 inch off on width or length for instance) that were a fraction of the cost and saved me a bundle. They also are selling ceramic blanket, insulfrax, at 1.10 sq. foot which was also much less than elsewhere.

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Old 06-12-2012, 11:30 AM
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Hi guys-has anyone come across a good supplier for fire bricks close to Salida, CO? I found a place down in Denver selling them for $2.75/ea.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:12 AM
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you might try Larkin refractory. larkinrefractory.com
1.80/brick but lots of shipping cost.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:54 AM
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you might try Larkin refractory. larkinrefractory.com
1.80/brick but lots of shipping cost.
Thanks Texman. I actually find a supplier down in Denver for $1.84/brick. Threewit-Cooper Cement Co. They also had Heat Stop 50 for $80/bag.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:21 PM
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Why can't I use the pre-mixed high heat refractory mortar? I just read that statement in the Forno Bravo plan book and don't understand why not.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:44 PM
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I found a supplier of silica sand for my mortar. should I use fine silica sand or coarse silica sand?
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