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Old 06-24-2014, 08:59 AM
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Hey all, new to this forum from England and I have started my build! I could do with some advise if possible on where to go from here.

I am finding it difficult to source any fire bricks for the bottom of the oven or for the top!

I have some red clay bricks which I was hoping to be able to use but wanted to see if they would be ok or find out an alternative to a fire brick, perhaps a red engineering brick instead?

Any advise would be great. hope you like the design, its not very traditional!

thanks

James
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:16 PM
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Hello James and welcome!

What kind of oven would you like to build? That will play a big part in answering your questions.

Also, can you post some more information about your base? Maybe a picture with the doors open? It looks like it may not be able to hold a very large weight but it is difficult to tell!

Neil

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Old 06-25-2014, 05:47 PM
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James,

Forno Bravo recommends using clay bricks if you can't find firebricks. See Forno Bravo viewpoint: Choosing the Right Brick Oven Bricks

BTW I guess the wood on your base is just decorative. It must be built from concrete blocks and can withstand weight, or is it?
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:11 PM
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Hi Brian I'm also in england my source for materials was Liam at Firebricks Great products and help
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:09 AM
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Hi Brian, I'm in Devon and used heater blocks from night storage heaters (eBay) for the floor and old red building bricks for the dome; it's working well so far !

I did a thread on my build which might assist.
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