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Old 02-03-2012, 03:48 PM
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For any newbies looking for materials in West Australia, I sourced my bricks from the Potter's Market in 54 Stockdale Road, O'Connor. Julie is very helpful there. Also provides bags of vermiculite and high heat mortar etc.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:59 PM
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Has anyone else used SilaSet 40D? I've used it on my inner arch and first course, and find it unusual to work with. The product sheet says: "A super duty, dry powder mortar, providing very good bond strength and workability. This material is suitable for use with fireclay and mid alumina refractories to 60% and insulation bricks to grade K26".

When you mix it with 25-35% water, it quickly goes "plastic" but make sure your bricks are damp from being soaked in water for a few minutes - because it drys out quickly. Appears to shrink a little when drying too.

Like normal mortar, should this be kept damp while curing? It seems to remain soft for a long time.
Is it waterproof and suitable for building outdoor wood fired ovens?

If anyone has used it and has experience, I'd like to hear from you.

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John
Willetton, Perth Australia
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:22 PM
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Ive never used it but Ive used other products made by Sila and they all seem to fit the bill, ask them if you are unsure.

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Old 03-25-2012, 03:15 PM
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40D is a very good mortar, you should have no dramas with it.
Contact tony @ sila on 0413184540 if your not sure.
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