Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community (http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/)
-   Finding Building Materials (http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f44/)
-   -   "Firerock" refractory mortar (http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f44/firerock-refractory-mortar-18941.html)

fabby 02-13-2013 12:47 PM

"Firerock" refractory mortar
 
I saw a bag of this at the local builders supply, it is used on the Firerock brand cast fireplaces to mortar the modular units together. Can I use this for a pompeii oven or has anyone used this? I am on the east coast so ordering from FB is not an option.

Gulf 02-13-2013 05:17 PM

Re: "Firerock" refractory mortar
 
So far I have only good things to say about Firerock, other than the price. I used it on my dome. At least on the interior of the dome. I tuck pointed any of the exterior joints that did not fill completely when laying the brick. My brick fit pretty snug to the inside but had fairly large joints to the outside. For tuck pointing, I used a 50/50 mix of Firerock and "home brew".

I later used 100% homebrew for my entry and flu. So far, no cracks in the dome, entry or flu. Firerock is easy to work with and will allow minimumal time for adjustment. However, if I had it to do over again, I would use hombrew from start to finish. It is cheap, and only a little more difficult to work with. Whether it be Firerock or homebrew, begin by mixing very small amounts. When you get the hang of it you will know how much mortar to mix per brick/per laying/per setting time.

fabby 02-14-2013 05:28 AM

Re: "Firerock" refractory mortar
 
Thanks for the reply. I am hoping to start on my base this weekend, as I finished the foundation pour last weekend. Curing for 5-6 days should be enough as the night temps have not been below 35 F. You're home brew recipe is the same as the FB thread I found?

Gulf 02-14-2013 05:59 PM

Re: "Firerock" refractory mortar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fabby (Post 145566)
Thanks for the reply. I am hoping to start on my base this weekend, as I finished the foundation pour last weekend. Curing for 5-6 days should be enough as the night temps have not been below 35 F. You're home brew recipe is the same as the FB thread I found?

Your welocome Fabby,
FB is where I got my formula for "home brew" :) I really don't think of it as mine. I conscider it as sort of community property :D.

mista 02-17-2013 08:00 AM

Re: "Firerock" refractory mortar
 
i've never used firerock, i had chance to use vitcas mortar and i can recommend this one. i don't know if you have this one in your market. m


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC