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ronwass 03-18-2013 03:03 PM

Rockland County, NY 36" build with pictures.
 
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Rather than continuing to start new threads on various topics, I'm going to consolidate here.

I'm saying that this snowy day today is officially the start of my build because I finally went to the local masonry center and they told me that yes, they do supply firebricks.

Only problem, is that this brick pictured is 8 1/4 inches. This is an expensive suburb, and they are charging 1.70 for these low duty bricks. Expensive yes.

The web site does say that they make the 9 x 4/5 x 2/5/. Here's hoping that the masonry yard will order them for me.

What is the general thinking these days as far as number of 9 inch bricks needed for a 36 inch dome?

(See some of my foundation chat here: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f6/d...azy-19090.html)

Here is a picture of the bricks that they keep in stock. Also, see a spec sheet I downloaded from the supplier's web site. Good up to 2000 degrees. That should do it.

This manufacturer has a web site section called "Pizza oven resources" and they have a link to fornobravo, so I assume others have used their bricks.

The other picture is of the pallet warning. Don't you love it?

Also, a mockup of my stand. The stick is the approximate size of the dome when finished.

Same yard sells heatstop mortar for $66 a bag. I forgot to ask how big the bags were.

Regards, ronwass

ronwass 03-20-2013 08:53 PM

Re: Rockland County, NY 36" build with pictures.
 
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Another lame picture of my new still boxed up Harbor Freight tile saw. Seems that people here have bought the same saw, but got it much cheaper than the $250.00 I found it for in the Bronx. Still much cheaper than Home Depot.

Any advice about the best 10" blade to buy for cutting bricks?

deejayoh 03-20-2013 09:17 PM

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Buy the HF 10" blade. works fine. You will go through 2 or 3 of them if you are tapering your bricks.

If you want an estimate of brick use, check my spreadsheet - linked below.

As for the HS - IIRC, it comes in 50lb bags (but I may be mistaken). I do know that you will go through a lot of it. I suggest trying homebrew. Your whole dome will cost less than one bag of HS50, and you'll never notice any difference in the end product performance.

Oh, and that stand is never going to hold your oven ;)

ronwass 03-20-2013 09:30 PM

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Thanks so much. Great spreadsheet. Is that the diamond blade with no teeth?

Only problem with buying the saw, is that after the oven is finished, my wife will have me re-tile the downstairs bathroom. I may let her do it.

deejayoh 03-20-2013 10:43 PM

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Yep, this one

10" Diamond Blade

ronwass 04-02-2013 05:46 PM

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There is a guy selling these on craigslist for a buck a piece. The original ad is gone, so I don't know how he described them, other than firebricks. Odd trapezoid shapes, but maybe I can cut them down with my fancy saw, or use them for the arched opening?

He also had some at the proper 9 inch size.

UtahBeehiver 04-02-2013 07:39 PM

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I built with my oven with surplus tapers so it can be done. Oasiscdm in the Aussie section is building right now with tapers similar to what you are looking at.

ronwass 04-04-2013 07:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by deejayoh (Post 148317)

As for the HS - IIRC, it comes in 50lb bags (but I may be mistaken). I do know that you will go through a lot of it. I suggest trying homebrew. Your whole dome will cost less than one bag of HS50, and you'll never notice any difference in the end product performance.

Am I correct in thinking that when you mention homebrew, you are talking about what they are discussing in this sticky thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f6/h...rimer-914.html

Ron.

UtahBeehiver 04-04-2013 08:28 PM

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I believe DJ means the homebrew discussed in that thread plus many other threads 3 1 1 1 ratio (Sand fireclay portland lime ) which I also used as well.

deejayoh 04-04-2013 08:43 PM

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^^^^
yep, what Russell said!

And if you are cutting tapered bricks you don't need to buy fireclay. you can use the clay from your cutting tray, filtered through some fine mesh. You will have more than you need, and it's silly to buy fireclay while throwing away the fireclay in your tray.


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