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Rogerbown 12-29-2013 07:18 PM

Forno Bravo Mortar
 
No where can i find mixing instructions on the Forno Bravo mortar. It would be nice to have at least a starting point on mix ratio. Data sheet?

Can someone help out?

Tried FB customer service but no response. Not that impressed with their customer service, unimpressed actually.

Les 12-29-2013 07:52 PM

Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rogerbown (Post 167481)
No where can i find mixing instructions on the Forno Bravo mortar. It would be nice to have at least a starting point on mix ratio. Data sheet?

Can someone help out?

Tried FB customer service but no response. Not that impressed with their customer service, unimpressed actually.

Roger, FB sells a refractory mortar ( it's either Heat stop or ref mix, don't recall which one). If you are referring to the "self made" mortar mix, you can find it here.

High Heat Mortar Primer

Oh yea, be impressed - this is a great community...

Rogerbown 12-29-2013 07:57 PM

Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar
 
i was referring to the FB brand refractory mortar, mortar that comes with their modular kits.

Les 12-29-2013 08:03 PM

Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar
 
The directions for mixing is on the bag - if not, got to the manufactures web site. FB does not make mortar mix.

Rogerbown 12-29-2013 08:25 PM

Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar
 
the only thing on the bag is a big barely readable 50. i know they don't make mortar :-), it's a repackaged product. I'd go to mfg site but how would i know who the mfg?

stonecutter 12-29-2013 08:55 PM

Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar
 
Probably heatstop 50

Les 12-29-2013 08:59 PM

Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rogerbown (Post 167486)
the only thing on the bag is a big barely readable 50. i know they don't make mortar :-), it's a repackaged product. I'd go to mfg site but how would i know who the mfg?

Just mix it w/ water. It's kinda like pancake mix, mix it like you want. If it's made for mason's - it's pretty forgiving.;)

kkgator 12-30-2013 04:06 AM

Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar
 
Roger,

I can't recall there being a specific mixing directions tag on the mortar when it came with my kit. Everything that I read on the forum and private help lead me to mix mine by sight and feel much like pizza dough. Not to wet not to dry. We used a mixing blade attached to a power drill added some water, mixed. Added a little more water, mixed. You want the consistency to be thick but not runny. Have you ever seen concrete poured from a truck and how wet it is? You want your mix to be a little drier than that or at least that is the consistency we shot for. Just mix a little at a time and spread that amount before mixing more because it sets up fairly quick.

Best,

Kenny

Tscarborough 12-30-2013 12:56 PM

Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar
 
You add water until it is right for your conditions. There is no one answer. If you are working in 100 degree heat and it is windy it is more water than if it is 80 and still.

Place an amount that can be used in 15-20 minutes into a mixing container and add water until it is sticky and creamy, wetter for high temps, drier for cool temps.

Rogerbown 12-30-2013 01:56 PM

Re: Forno Bravo Morrtar
 
Thanks for the replies! I know it varies a lot (I've mixed mortar before but I am not a mason) but it's nice to have a starting point...


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