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Old 01-14-2013, 08:33 AM
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Default Soldiers on the bricks or around them?

Hello All,

I am getting ready to start my oven and have a couple of questions to get started.

1. Can I substitute FB board for the vermiculite isolator on top of a 6 inch slab?

2.Should I start the first course (soldiers) around the brick floor or on top to allow for the different expansion/contraction rates between the floor and the dome?

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Old 01-14-2013, 03:17 PM
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Hi johnny63
The adventure begins. You can use vermeculite in place of the Forno Bravo boards for insulation under your oven. The standard recommendation is to use 6 inches of V Crete as an equivalent to the 2 inch boards. You can put your dome on the oven floor but you won't be able to replace those bricks should the need arise. I placed my floor inside the dome and left a quarter inch gap for expansion which has since filled in with ash.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:27 PM
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I meant using the FB Board instead of vermiculite on top of the 6" slab.

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:12 PM
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I use the Forno Bravo board underneath my oven. You'll need four sheets of it. I'm very satisfied with the performance.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:00 PM
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Johnny,

The answer to your question, is yes.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:20 AM
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Just got my Thermal board today.
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