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Old 06-07-2009, 07:51 PM
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Tony,

I may sell the kit I bought and build anyway. After a preassemble to verify it's size, it turned out to be barely 32 inch diameter. I'm going to build bigger.

Anyway I was at Delray Cemex like I said before. They had samples up on the counter, full size, split, and soap. I bought a sample full size brick, see photo attached to this response. Is this what the specs you posted are for?

Bob
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:10 AM
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Bob,

The MSDS sheet that they faxed was for the red brick. It seems that Cemex gets their firebricks from Whiteacre-Greer. The photo appears to be the yellow brick and i would imagine it has the same specs as mentioned in Larry's link (which is also Whiteacre -Greer. I'm still undecided if i'm going yellow or red. The tough choices in life. Hope this helps.

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Old 06-08-2009, 09:39 AM
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Tony,

Thanks for the info, I checked out the Whitacre Greer website and found the the same information as well as the file attached to this response. Apparently these bricks are fine. They are Low Duty Refractory brick with 30% alumina. They also have tapered brick available as seen in ther arch photo. I will check on these and let you know what I find.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:55 AM
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Hi Bob,
That's the brick that I'm using on my oven. It cuts very easy.

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Old 06-08-2009, 02:51 PM
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I spoke to them today at Whiteacre-Greer, really nice guys. I told them about our retailer in the area Cemex, my interest in fire bricks, and they are sending me some sample arch bricks to measure and consider. They are tapered in one direction, all I'd have to do is cut them as wedges for the ring layers of a dome, who knows. If I pursure the use of them I'll be able to communicate to Cemex what I need al lot better using samples. They said they are going to mark them to indicate their type. I'll post what they send me here.

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Old 06-08-2009, 04:28 PM
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Bob,

Great lead! Take some pictures also. We may be able to share an order if need be.

Tony
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:59 PM
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Sounds good to me Tony, I'd be interested in doing that.

I'd give it at least this week to show up since, it's comming from Ohio to my office.
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:48 PM
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Tony,
Here are photo's of the arch bricks. I'll sketch up the the dimensions of each tonight or tomorrow. Boxes must have dropped so they are not all perfect.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:06 PM
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Not trying to burst anyone's bubble, but have you inquired into the cost of these tapered bricks? I remember rushing right to them at both a brickyard and refractory specialist that I visited, only to find out they were $4 - $7 each, depending on degree of taper. Hopefully, you've found a more reasonable supplier. It might be worth the extra $$ for the entry arch, but an awful lot of money for an entire dome.

At 67 cents each for standard low duty firebricks, it made sense to cut them as I saw fit.

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Old 06-15-2009, 04:40 AM
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I realize that the cost may be up there a bit. Haven't checked yet but I will. You got 67cent fire bricks wow.... that's great. They are $1.20 here in Palm Beach County.
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