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Old 03-09-2012, 07:01 AM
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Darn.. I dont find a table tool.. I'll include a quick excel spreadsheet, zipped.

Chris

PS I used 260 for my 43" oven.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:41 PM
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Chris,

That was good information. I was wondering if somebody had done the calculations on that. Thanks!

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Old 03-23-2012, 04:11 AM
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I have some problems to find a relation between the number of bricks used and the number of bricks I get from the calculation, i.e. 260 bricks used for an oven of 43".
If you cut them in half, you would have 520 half bricks, that´s more than twice the number that you need to cover the area of the dome?

I understand that you have some losses and that you have to add the bricks for the floor and vent but still, this seem to be far too many bricks for me?

Am I wrong?
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:19 AM
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The bricks in the dome are cut from the full bricks and the dome calculation is based on the volume of US sized bricks, 2.25 by 4.5 by 9 inches. I never counted the brick pieces but, in the end, I bought and used 260. I have a few bits around, but not many. My dome bricks started with a soldier course followed by half bricks and then I cut various sizes but for simplicity sake three sizes for each ring. In every ring my rule was to avoid having vertical joints from one ring continue to the next so brick sizes were a function of this.

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Old 03-23-2012, 01:50 PM
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O.k.,

that´s a different size of bricks, ours are 250mm*124mm*64mm, which equals to 7936 mm^2 per brick, *2 when cut in half.
Your brick would make 6532mm^2, that would be 18% less.
This would explain it, my fault, I didn´t think of the different brick size.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:18 PM
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No worries!
Change the numbers in the sheet and you'll have it..
124 mm = 4.88188 inches so you'll have a bit more thermal mass than our US ovens, if you go this route..

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James
Here is an approximation of the materials I used - note the bricks are 1/2" thicker than those used by most here.
- 39" oven dome 19.5" diameter and 20.5" internal height
- Brick dimensions are 230mmX114mmX75mm ( 9"X4.5"X3").
- I ordered 180 and used 174 (wasted 2 or 3) and 6 left over.

Used homebrew mortar - 25kg of cement and 25kg fireclay. Equivalent volume of hydrated lime and 3 parts volume of sand.
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