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Old 03-17-2014, 05:06 PM
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Default Used whole firebricks instead of half

A mistake was made on my oven dome, in which whole firebricks instead of half bricks were used. My dome is now 8 inches thick instead of 4 inches.
Will this have a neg effect on the oven performance for pizzas?
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: Used whole firebricks instead of half

Just very,very long firing times...especially if you didn't insulate.
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:54 PM
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Default Re: Used whole firebricks instead of half

I am insulating.
What is the normal heat up time for 4 inch dome vs 8 inch dome?
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:21 PM
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Lots of variables, but it will be hours
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:34 PM
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Default Re: Used whole firebricks instead of half

How long would it take to get a small Fornobravo built to spec ( 4 inch)to get to to 700 degrees?
Is it worth the trouble to tear of the dome and If I can save the fire bricks, cut them in half and rebuild the dome.
It is not insulated yet.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: Used whole firebricks instead of half

What does small oven mean to you?...under 42"? I have a 33" now, my other was a 39"...fire time 1 1/2 if I was in a hurry, generally I like to fire at least 2 1/2.

8" vs 4" thermal mass? No brainier...knock it down and start again, you won't be sorry.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:58 PM
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Default Re: Used whole firebricks instead of half

I downloaded the Fornobravo building instructions and built the 36 inch interior .
I was under the impression that it would take just under an hour to get it up to temp
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:09 PM
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I downloaded the Fornobravo building instructions and built the 36 inch interior .
I was under the impression that it would take just under an hour to get it up to temp
Not with all that mass.
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Good luck on the re-Build
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:00 PM
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Default Re: Used whole firebricks instead of half

I decided not to tear off the dome and start over. I talked with two different managers at FB and they both said that it wouldn't make much differance.
It may take longer to get up to temp., but not worth tearing down.
I'm in the week curing time right now and plan to start putting a small fire in it in about four days
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