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Old 08-02-2006, 08:25 AM
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A reminder; if you block in the back section completely, you need to put in a vent. If the point is just additional support, you could just add a stack of blocks on each side, and still have the additional wood storage. Remember: the oven distributes most of it's weight to it's edges. Just building a pier in the center wouldn't be that useful.

Other than that, your plan sounds good.
Thanks Dmum! The main reason I was going to buid a pier in the center was to support the concrete backer board (with additional framing I will remove) during the pour. I understand that most of the weight is around the outside of the oven but if the 4" slab will support the oven alone I suspect that the middle pier will help a bit.

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Old 08-05-2006, 01:13 PM
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What is the best method to install the iso board? I see the glue being sold, but I was wondering if mortar would be OK? What are most people doing?

In reply to the previous post, you don't need the pier. I just poured my hearth 2 days ago and used 1/2" Durock cement board. My inside opening was 55" x 72" and with 3 2x4's equally space, running long ways, I had no problems what so ever. Did no even detect sag.

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Old 08-05-2006, 04:53 PM
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Hello all,

I moved this thread to Getting Started. It seems more appropriate.

You can attach Super Isol with either refractory mortar or glue. I talked with the producer, and they said either would work. The glue is convenient. The blocks are square and rigid, so you just fit them together and hold them down from below with glue or mortar. The board gives you a nice smooth and flat surface for assembling your oven.

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Old 08-30-2006, 10:42 AM
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Can you then able refractory mortar directly onto the Super Isol boards?
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Old 08-30-2006, 10:45 AM
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Hello

What is the best method to install the iso board? I see the glue being sold, but I was wondering if mortar would be OK? What are most people doing?

In reply to the previous post, you don't need the pier. I just poured my hearth 2 days ago and used 1/2" Durock cement board. My inside opening was 55" x 72" and with 3 2x4's equally space, running long ways, I had no problems what so ever. Did no even detect sag.

Thank you,
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Question....are you utilizing the Durock cement board in place of plywood and is it permanent. And were the 2x4's temporary while the hearth was curing?
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Old 08-30-2006, 01:02 PM
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I used the durolock cement board in place of the plywood and had it sitting on top of my blcok stand making it permanent. I had some 2x4 braces for temporary braces. I poured a 6" thick hearth which I put the Super Isol on Top. I carefully watched the durolock during the pour and there was no sag at all.
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Old 08-30-2006, 01:12 PM
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So with the Durolock and of course rebar, there is no additional support under your hearth?
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Old 08-30-2006, 02:00 PM
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the rebar and concrete layer are the support, once the hearth cures at least a week. The lumber frame support for durock or plywood do the job until at least a week. The durock is flimsy and provides no real structural support.
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Old 08-30-2006, 02:36 PM
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I think of the concrete board as a permanent form. It's sole purpose is to hold the concrete in place while it cures, but unlike plywood, that you cut to fit and then drop out of the hearth after the concrete dries, you can lay the concrete board on top of the block stand and leave it there.

Both are good methods.

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Old 08-31-2006, 10:14 AM
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I think of the concrete board as a permanent form. It's sole purpose is to hold the concrete in place while it cures, but unlike plywood, that you cut to fit and then drop out of the hearth after the concrete dries, you can lay the concrete board on top of the block stand and leave it there.

Both are good methods.

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So do you think it would be okay once finished framing for the hearth to place the cement board inside the frame on top of the blocks as well. Or would it be better to have the cement board only inside the stand opening as one would do with plywood.
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