Firebricks having chipped edges or broken corners can be still used in construction of ovens, fireplaces, stoves or chimneys. There is no problem with firebrick seconds. Simply turn all bricks with their best sides inward into a visually accessible side.
For people without or with business or accounting degrees and such skills, here is my formula for how to save money on buying building material. Saving either time or money might be quite important also while building wood fired brick pizza ovens. It is a worthy project for the future therefore also an investment. Both in practical sense and in so many pleasing aspects. Thank you for subscribing to traditional oven com newsletter for updates and news. No need to be frugal. To be smart and weary of these ideas will do.
About the heavy dense heat resistant firebricks, standard size or other firebrick products of different shapes. There are two types of firebricks where each is produced from fire clay. This page deals with the heavy fire brick kind which absorbs the heat into its mass very well. Firebricks have an excellent thermal conductivity plus heat withstanding properties under prolonged use and diamond cut off wheel is required to change their shape. Firebricks are called by various names, find out about that…
Red clay solid bricks. Substitute for firebricks can be the old red clay brick solids, or else called as the reds. In ovens these alternative red clay bricks will heat up, retain heat, conduct heat, cool down, cook, re-fire like real fire bricks. But they have to be that right type.
Watch out for their details as the insulating fire bricks, the soft and lightweight refractory bricks, are NOT the hard dense and heavy firebricks. Due to those many empty air spaces in the brick body, insulating firebricks will not absorb nor conduct heat nearly at all, thus they have a very specific application purpose.
My wood fired oven ( Masterly Tail oven design – MTo ) cooks FANTASTICALLY. A few pictures of this oven and pizza, leg of lamb, YUMMY foods cooked in it! Rado, Thank you! MTo firebrick dome, template for firebrick arch vault, ground base slab, concrete block walls, decorative facade for the wood burning oven and builder Greg’s oven building service. Oven is located in North Fort Myers, Florida US.
Wood fired pizza oven built in Victoria by Keith. Bought all fire bricks from a local refractory company supplier in Victoria, Australia. Progress on building ground base slab, walls, top slab, the actual oven and my technique for rendering of all the walls.