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Old 08-04-2012, 10:26 AM
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Hi guys,

Wife and I are looking to build an oven here in Farmington, MI. Glad I found the site, a wealth of information. Now it's just planning like crazy and trying to figure out how small of an oven I can deal with for my little back yard.

Thanks for all the contributions.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:35 AM
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Best of lucK! Looking forward to your build.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:53 PM
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Let me know if you need any guidance or help finding local materials. More then happy to help.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:28 PM
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Northern Michigan here......I just finished my oven 2-3 weeks ago and I am loving it
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:26 PM
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Where did you guys source your refrac. bricks?
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:42 PM
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Theut Products in Bruce Twp had some, but frankly I found them to be very rude and difficult to work with. They clearly wanted to deal only with bigger customers and didn't give me the time of day. Wouldn't sell brick by the number, only palette, etc.

I finally found a brickyard much more local (and friendly) in the Saginaw/Midland area.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:07 PM
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Theut does carry them. They have multiple locations and I have also found some of the locations to be lacking in the customer service department, but others are very nice to work with. Never had them deny to sell me single bricks.

I personally like Sabiston Building supplies in warren. Although they aren't in the greatest neighborhood they are very friendly, knowledgable, have good prices for the area, and it's just a few miles off 696 down hoover. If you are building a house style enclosure they also sell loose fill vermiculite insulation under the zonolite name for $12 for 4 cubic foot. Cheapest you will find in town, sadly it doesn't work well for vermicrete, but as loose fills works great.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:29 PM
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I really like these folks in MI Riverview Refractory - Refractory Crucibles, Ladles, Thermocouples, and Firebrick Sales and Installation. Boiler Maintenance and Construction. If you call them...say hello for me. Super nice people.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:55 AM
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I got my firebricks at Concrete Service in Traverse City
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Not sure if anyone is watching this thread, for the Michigan crew how deep are your footers? I'm seriously looking at building this next to the detached garage, so I"m debating if I can get away with a 12" deep footer or if I need to dig deep.
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