Old 07-11-2014, 01:02 PM
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Haida Gwaii
Posts: 27
Default FB board

The FB board was broken in shipping, and seems to be uneven despite being on an even level surface. Should/can I spread the paste of fire clay (leftover from cutting bricks) and sandbox sand mixed with water on top of the FB board to make a flatter surface for the bricks to rest upon?
Also, can the front edge of the FB board be coated with mortar - does mortar stick to that stuff?
Attached Thumbnails
FB board-image.jpg  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 02:03 PM
david s's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Townsville, Nth Queensland,Australia
Posts: 5,160
Default Re: FB board

The stuff will suck water away from the mortar so fast that you won't be able to work it easily. Cobblerdave uses margarine to prevent this. Alternatiively you can use a dry mix of 50/50 sand and clay and just wriggle the bricks into it it to get them level.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 10:39 PM
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Haida Gwaii
Posts: 27
Default Re: FB board

And so that is what I did - dry fire clay (from brick cutting) and some sand - and this worked fine.
Attached Thumbnails
FB board-image.jpg  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3" Ceramic Fiber Board Pompeii Nate Finding Building Materials 17 08-28-2012 10:06 AM
leveling and backfilling FB insul board waynespizzaworld Pompeii Oven Construction 9 03-01-2011 04:13 AM
Insulative Firebrick under FB board. seang Getting Started 5 08-02-2010 11:52 AM
Kaowool Refractory Ceramic Fiber Insulating Board Ken524 Getting Started 24 06-14-2010 08:49 PM
Conflict: keep insulation board dry, soak bricks before mortaring kebwi Tools, Tips and Techniques 6 11-08-2009 12:21 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC