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bnac 06-23-2013 03:39 PM

39" Tutto Forno in Socal
 
Well, here I go! I am currently doing a layout on the oven floor. The stand is done and I am ready to lay the herringbone pattern floor. I am considering using Greentherm 23Li insulating brick as the floor insulation. I propose to place the insulating brick on edge giving me 4.5" of insulation. The insulating brick meas. 9 x 4.5 x 2.5 . Anyone been down this road, and what feedback can anyone offer, before I start. Thanks in advance.

Bill

stonecutter 06-23-2013 05:31 PM

Re: 39" Tutto Forno in Socal
 
I never used insulating brick under the floor brick but, there is no reason why laying them on edge wouldn't work....whether they insulate as well as the more commonly used materials would be my question. From the PDF's I have read, they seem like a nice product.

bnac 06-23-2013 06:45 PM

Re: 39" Tutto Forno in Socal
 
Thanks for the response Stonecutter, I also questioned the insulating properties, but after comparing the specs to FB Board, they seem equal. That's using them on the flat (2.5") and not the 4.5" dim. At the 4.5" ht. the isulating properties should increase.
Also, I wanted to get a few more inches of cook floor height, as my stand is finished already.

Bill

stonecutter 06-23-2013 06:55 PM

Re: 39" Tutto Forno in Socal
 
You're welcome.

I didn't look for specs about compression, but I image those brick will support the weight very well. Post pics as you go!

Were in Socal are you? I was born in San Diego.

bnac 06-24-2013 06:17 AM

Re: 39" Tutto Forno in Socal
 
Born in Conn., but have lived in Huntington Beach most of my adult life.

stonecutter 06-24-2013 06:31 AM

Re: 39" Tutto Forno in Socal
 
Funny...I was born in San Diego, but lived in NW CT up until a few years ago.

V-wiz 06-24-2013 08:38 AM

Re: 39" Tutto Forno in Socal
 
You are close to pacific insulation. I got my cal sil insulation from there. They are fairly cheap so i used 4 inches of insulation

V-wiz 06-24-2013 08:40 AM

Re: 39" Tutto Forno in Socal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by stonecutter (Post 155796)
Funny...I was born in San Diego, but lived in NW CT up until a few years ago.

I was at San diego and La Jolla over the weekend. Awesome place.

bnac 06-24-2013 04:03 PM

Re: 39" Tutto Forno in Socal
 
V-wiz, thanks for the input, upon checking out the cal -sil it is rated to 1200 F, while the insulating brick is rated to 2300 F. Although I know we won't be reaching those temps, wouldn't the higher rating give more insulating properties? Just want excellent thermal performance for heat retention.

Thanks, Bill

V-wiz 06-24-2013 08:18 PM

Re: 39" Tutto Forno in Socal
 
Bill i dont think that would matter. Many have used it with good results


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