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thebadger 02-26-2008 05:08 PM

Is it okay to make the insulating hearth 5 or 6" thick?
 
Gang,

Quick question:

I want to raise my hearth up a bit. I don't think so but would there be any issues with making the vermiculite/portland cement layer 5 or 6 inches thick vs the recommended 4?

(Also, I scored about 35 "red" firebricks that I"m going to use on a few rings much like another builder).

Thanks
Dick

james 02-26-2008 05:16 PM

Re: Is it okay to make the insulating hearth 5 or 6" thick?
 
It's not only OK, it's a good idea. The thicker your insulation, the better.
Go for it.
James

thebadger 02-26-2008 05:19 PM

Re: Is it okay to make the insulating hearth 5 or 6" thick?
 
James,

Thanks. That's what I thought - only concern was the thickness since most seem mention it's a strange looking mixture when you pour it.

Does the offer to let me know where you found the FB still stand? I"m looking for a woodcut pizza oven image for my homebrew lable - personal use only of course.

Thanks
Dick

james 02-26-2008 05:49 PM

Re: Is it okay to make the insulating hearth 5 or 6" thick?
 
Hi Dick,

I will send you a PM now.
James


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