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Old 11-24-2009, 05:00 PM
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When I get closer, maybe we can talk and set up getting my bricks down there.
Where did you get your mortar?
Bricks...anytime you're ready.

I used the refmix from our beloved forno bravo. Shipping wasn't too bad from there to here. That and I wasn't able to find the "heat stop" or anything else in Sac. I also used homebrew refractory with portland, sand, lime and fireclay. Believe it or not, I mixed my homebrew (1 part) with 1 part refmix. It seems to have worked fine, and it cut the cost in half.

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Old 11-24-2009, 05:06 PM
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Bricks...anytime you're ready.

it cut the cost in half.

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I like that. How many bags did you use?
I'm thinking home brew, but if it's only a couple bags and it's allot easier I will order from FB.

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Old 11-24-2009, 05:13 PM
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I think three.
But I didn't mix it 50/50 'til after the first bag-or bag an a half. If I knew then, I would have mixed right from the start and certainly only used one bag.
I cut all of my bricks to fit so I really used a small amount of mortar.

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Old 11-24-2009, 05:20 PM
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I'd love to see your oven if it works out with you. I'm hoping to buy the brick next week and also pick up the saw from HF.
Let me know. Either way is fine.

Tom
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:26 PM
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Did you say pick up the saw???

You'll never guess who has one! New in the box even. I bought the extended warranty and returned it for a new one when my project was over. Kinda cheesy, but it had, coincidentaly, begun to fail about that time.
We have alot to talk about!

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Old 11-25-2009, 08:39 AM
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As far as sourcing mortar, I have to second dusty... for refractory mortar, you're best ordering from FB. It was frightfully expensive in the greater Sacramento region. I got my components for the homebrew from Silverado when they had a sale, along with my bricks and blocks and everything. Even at full price, though, they're reasonable. I have an extra bag of lime if you're interested (bought 2, only needed one.)
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:42 AM
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Hi Jamie,
Yes, I'm interested, where are you located?

Tom
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:01 AM
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Got the slab done yesterday, turned out pretty good I think. I've worked with cement before, but nothing structural, and also not mixing my own batch. Took an hour to mix and screed.

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In Sacramento. I'll message you.
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Have the base done and now ready for bricks. I hope to pick them up early next week. We have our grandson this weekend, so we will be very busy with him.
So far this has been a fun project, hope that continues.
Has anyone else woke in the middle of the night and wonder if their oven foundation will hold up when the support is taken out? I know this isn't rocket science, but I've never built anything like this before.

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