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Pennacootz 12-19-2011 08:11 AM

Planning stages
Hello, I want to build an outdoor fixed brick 2 in 1 pizza oven / pig rostisserie behind my house. I have a general idea of what I want to do, but is there a way around using fire bricks, as they are extremely ecpensive and I need to build 2 ovens. Thanks.

brickie in oz 12-19-2011 11:13 AM

Re: Planning stages
Normal house bricks are fine, they are fired in excess of any oven temperature.

Johnny the oven man 12-19-2011 01:59 PM

Re: Planning stages
House bricks, as Al mentions, are fired at 1050c, far in excess of what you will ever get in your WFO. A lot of ovens have used them.

Pennacootz 12-19-2011 04:28 PM

Re: Planning stages
wow thats a big relief guys thanks. fire bricks are about 5 dollars a brick around here, which when you want to build 2 ovens and need to line an existing fire pit, can get quite expensive.

Ken524 12-19-2011 07:00 PM

Re: Planning stages
I would strongly suggest reading this before buying your bricks:
Brick Oven Design | Choose the Right Brick Oven Brick

Apparently, the quality of common house brick varies from region to region, country to country. As a general rule, it's probably better to use firebrick.

Pennacootz 12-19-2011 07:50 PM

Re: Planning stages
thats a great article. im going to talk to a friend who owns a local construction materials store and see what he says. i definately dont want to use red clay bricks, i was just seeing if there was something in between.
thanks everyone. this sight is great!

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