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I found these 12 x 12 1-1/2" thick industrial baker floor tiles at earth stone ovens. Does anyone have any experiance with these? I am wondering how the heat retention would be directly on an insulation layer without any additional mass added.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:52 PM
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They sound like the big firebricks that are called "refractory tiles". If that's indeed what they are they will work fine: James is putting something like that in the pompeii kits.

Do they look like firebrick material?

My only qualm is the 1.5 inch thickness: that might be a little thin. If this concerns you, you could always put a layer of something like heavy terracotta tiles to beef up the mass to the desired 2.25 inch thickness.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:20 AM
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I am going to look at some soapstone remnants today and depending on what the supplier has, will probably buy 4-5 small pieces to patch together to cover a 42" floor and part of the entryway. My initial question is: Will a 3/4" thick piece of soapstone work as well as a 1 1/4" piece if placed directly on top of a 2 1/2" firebrick? Given the cost of the soapstone I don't want to invest in splits if I can help it. I don't mind placing 1 1/4" soapstone on top of full firebricks if the additional thermal mass is not cost-prohibitive in wood.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:01 AM
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They sound like the big firebricks that are called "refractory tiles". If that's indeed what they are they will work fine: James is putting something like that in the pompeii kits.

Do they look like firebrick material?

My only qualm is the 1.5 inch thickness: that might be a little thin. If this concerns you, you could always put a layer of something like heavy terracotta tiles to beef up the mass to the desired 2.25 inch thickness.
They look like firebricks just much heavier. I have heard that terracotta tiles take a long time to heat up but not sure if that is true. If I used the terracotta tiles and the refractory tiles would you use a thin refractory mortar to bond the two?

I don't have to use these tiles even though they are available to me so do you think it would be better to use standard firebrick?
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