#1  
Old 11-28-2011, 07:53 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: California
Posts: 2
Default Brick Floor and Vermiculite Concrete

I just put down my vermiculite concrete and so I am ready to put the brick floor on top of it. However, I was wondering if I need to put a layer of fireclay mix down between the vermiculite concrete and the bricks to keep water etc off, or can I just put the bricks directly ontop of the concrete. (it is already level) Thank you in advanced.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-06-2011, 06:35 AM
Lburou's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: DFW area, USA
Posts: 1,104
Thumbs up Re: Brick Floor and Vermiculite Concrete

The clay/sand mixture is used only to smooth out places that are not perfectly flat and level, which would leave the brick edges out to interfere with cooking. The sand/clay might give the oven floor some stability from movement over time also.

If you are flat and level already, you have the option to leave it that way. In a perfect world, your enclosure or stucco cover will keep that area completely dry. However, water would go through the vermicrete and settle on the concrete under the vermicrete, then go down hill from there.
__________________
Lee B.
DFW area, Texas, USA

If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

An album showing our Thermal Breaks is
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Lburou; 12-06-2011 at 06:37 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC