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Old 11-19-2009, 10:10 AM
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Welcome to the newest FB Forum category -- Finding Local Building Materials. Post your questions and recommendations for the best places to find local resources in your home town.

Please do not make commercial postings here selling materials -- only FB can do that. :-)

If you can't find materials locally, or you don't want to shop, you can buy board and blanket insulation, mortar, chimneys, the Pompeii Oven kit, FB modular ovens and oven accessories from the Forno Bravo Store. I many parts of the US, the Pompeii Oven kit is actually less expensive (including shipping) than buying the materials locally. That ends this FB advertisement.

Build! Cook! Enjoy!

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:04 AM
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Australia -Queensland Boyne Island
I managed to get some Calcium Silicate Board from Pyrotek. Check them out at Pyrotek - Home Page. They have a heap of different materials. I decided on the calcium silicate board because it came in a large format (1.2mx1.28m x 38mm) and matched the duty pretty well. They have outlets around the world and were very helpful.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:11 AM
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Location Australia SYDNEY NSW

I found Field Furnace Refractories Pty Ltd to be very helpfull
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:40 PM
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Local resourses that have experience with high heat products, ranging from mortars to insulation to iron fittings are your local potters (kilns) and blacksmiths.

These people will usually have a local club or association and will be more than willing to help you find odd ball stuff.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:20 PM
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For those Aussies looking for a good supplier:



Thermal Ceramics Australia (Head Office & Plant)
10-14 Togood Avenue, Beverley (ask for Fiona, a very helpful lady)
SA 5009 Australia
Tel + 61 (8) 8243 5300
Fax: +61 (8) 8243 0571
Email: australia@thermalceramics.com

Furnace Industries (Plant)
Jandakot Plant
Lot 13 Cutler Road, Jandakot 6064
Western Australia
Tel + 61 (8) 9417 9600
Fax: +61 (8) 9417 3991
Email: furnace.industries@thermalceramics.com

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Old 01-26-2010, 03:54 PM
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hey all, I live in maryland and was hoping to build an oven according to the pompeii plans. I wanted to get the kit but the cost of shipping is greater than that of the kit... what type of firebrick should i be looking for and where is a good source (for all of the materials) If there is an east coast supplier or reccomended source
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:43 AM
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Default Re: Finding local building materials

Many of these materials can be sourced locally. The place to start is your local brickyard/masonry supply. Consult the yellowpages or Google maps. The refractory insulation products are a little more tricky, but most major cities have a refractory material dealer, or a ceramic kiln place that can get the stuff for you. The large bags of vermiculite/perlite come from a wholesale garden supply, or pool supply place.

Good luck with your project.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:03 PM
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thanks for the advice guys, i am sure that i'll be back with more questions
thanx again
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:47 AM
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does it make a difference if I use low duty or medium duty fire brick.... Both are about $1.50 a piece
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:47 PM
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G'day, can you tell me where you sourced your flue kit, if you have, I live in Gin Gin Qld.
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