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Old 05-05-2006, 06:24 AM
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Default FYI: An estimated number of firebricks for a 35" dome

Using a CAD program, I was able to determine an approximate number of 2.5 x 4.5 X 9 ("whole") firebricks needed to build the dome. This figure assumes approximately 6 firebricks used for the front opening; the rest of the opening and vent and chimney built using other materials.

Assuming the dome is built of 4.5 X 4.5 X 2.5 bricks, you would need approximately 75 WHOLE bricks to build the oven.

Assuming you want to get fancy, and cut trapezoids for the last 3 or 4 chains, the number of WHOLE bricks would be about 90.

This does not include the floor, nor does it account for damage/waste, etc.
It's just my estimate.

Any thoughts?

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Old 05-16-2006, 05:32 AM
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Bump - I answered my own question (Note how my current plan has again changed - I've decided to max out on space utilization and go for a 35" dome).
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