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Old 06-16-2011, 09:50 AM
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Default Just layed the sand/fireclay/water mixture to set the bricks -- concerned?

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I tried searching this one -- I'm trying to put my mind at rest... As the title denotes, I've just set my cooking floor with the fireclay/sand/water mixture... It was all going so well, when I noticed a couple of the center bricks weren't level/had some lips... So I pulled them out and scrapped off the mixture... Put a bit more in and now they're fairly firm...

I guess, I'm just looking for some reassurance as to how important this part of the whole process is... I think I've done a fair job, except where I removed/replaced the couple of bricks I didn't manage to cover the whole square area of the brick with the mixture and have some concerns that some of the dust/particles from the Insblock-19 will blow up into the oven chamber...

Any advice/thoughts/experiences to put my mind at rest?
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Any openings between the bricks will fill up with ash. You are good to go.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:58 AM
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The sand/fireclay mixture is just for leveling. Some builders don't even wet the stuff.
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I used brick dust from the cutting of the bricks, in reality its reality not that important. No issues yet
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in reality its reality not that important.
Not sure about that - sometimes I think reality is important.
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Not sure about that - sometimes I think reality is important.
Haha, what an excellent mispelling that was..
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