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Old 09-11-2008, 07:07 PM
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Default 12"x12" Fire Brick

I can get a hold of 12"x12" fire brick that is 2" thick. But the brick is high duty. Would this work for the floor of the oven? Being thinner than a standard brick whould mean less mass to heat. Right? Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on this?

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Old 09-11-2008, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: 12"x12" Fire Brick

Those big high duty slabs are called refractory tile, and they are available from H-W and other refractory dealers. I looked at them, but they were
WAY more expensive than firebrick, and I couldn't get the nice herringbone pattern that I wanted.
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:31 PM
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I have never used one of these ovens and don't know if is it is better to have a cooking surface with fewer joints. Majority seem to use a herringbone brick pattern which seems to work. And I aggree looks good. I was wondering --after using the oven over time are the joints between the brick on the floor and dome still visible.

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Old 09-11-2008, 08:20 PM
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I think that after time, what bothers you today, becomes a small issue tomorrow. And after a lot more time - you can blame it all on the imperfections of the material. In regard to joints, I think less would be better. If you have the $$$ to spend - go for it.

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We sell12"x12"x2" refractory tiles @ $15 each over here,42% al2o3. Very popular with the WFO guys.
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