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Old 11-19-2009, 03:23 AM
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Hi all

Its been a while since I touched the oven and am hopeing to put a few hours in over the weekend


I have a quick question

Does anyone know how many full bricks are required to completed the dome after ring 4. Ie soldiers + 4 rings.

I have 3 weeks off in Dec/Jan and want to ensure I have enough bricks to close off the dome as I am unsure if the supplier is open over this period

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Old 11-19-2009, 03:57 AM
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Hi John,

I bought about 185 bricks to build the entire oven. I used about 32-33 for the floor, and about 35 for the first soldier course. I would imagine I would use 17 bricks for the first course, and less for each subsequent course.

If you give Lee a call at field furnace he should know the maths. He builds far too many of them!!

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Hi John,
What size firebrick are you using "down Under" I used a few over 200 pieces for my total build. american size 2.5 x 4.5 x 9 inch... 42 inch oven

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I used about 240 in my 42 inch oven, including the dozen or so that I wasted. That includes the bricks in my "double wide" entry arch.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:09 PM
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240 full bricks? or 240 half bricks?
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:43 PM
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Full, with all but the floor, the soldiers and the entry arch cut in half (or smaller).
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:15 PM
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Our firebricks 'down under' measure 230 x 115 x 75 mm. That equates to 9 x 4.5 x 3 inches in the imperial scale.

John, I forgot to mention that in addition to the 185 straight bricks I also bought 16 tapered bricks for the arch and vent. The taper is moderate... 75mm on one side, 63mm on the other.
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:44 AM
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Hi John, i bought 180 for 42". I will use most, i have a dozen or so lft and i course and the plug to go. I used tapered for the arch(additional).
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:04 AM
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John,

I am not much help with the number of bricks as I am still in the process of building but if it is any help, so far my build has taken me 27 beers to get to 4courses of bricks above the soilder, although this also includes the slabs and the block work. I estimate that it will take me at least another 24 beers and maybe even more if this hot weather stays (today was a 4 beer day ie 39deg C!)

Maybe it's best to get 2 cases of beer just in case

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John,

I am not much help with the number of bricks as I am still in the process of building but if it is any help, so far my build has taken me 27 beers to get to 4courses of bricks above the soilder, although this also includes the slabs and the block work. I estimate that it will take me at least another 24 beers and maybe even more if this hot weather stays (today was a 4 beer day ie 39deg C!)

Maybe it's best to get 2 cases of beer just in case

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