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Unread post #1 by balarila » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:30 am

I am having a Forno (Italian brick oven) in our yard. Looking forward to some pizza parties. Bought this excellent plan online:

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I engaged a contractor to do this as I have zero skills on masonry (just competent enough to cook pizza). He has started to build the base.

The project calls for firebricks. The contractor brought the bricks which he says are firebricks. When I look at them, though, I can't see any difference from ordinary bricks. Anyone know how to tell the real one?
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Re: Forno

Unread post #2 by PaulE » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:41 am

I believe fire bricks are either white or yellow, not red.
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Unread post #3 by joey81 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:43 pm

I think firebricks yung ginamit ni Ernie sa smoker niya sa BigH. He knows the source.
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Unread post #4 by Ricky » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:45 am

Castables (refractory)are better at insulating heat for up to 500deg hahaha thesis ko yan, castables from pinatubo ash. White/grayish color. Sya yun ginagamit liner inside big ovens/reactors .
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Unread post #5 by Workbench » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:13 pm

try looking up Copengco Enterprises, i called them before and they sell firebricks and foundry supplies.
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Unread post #6 by bigfoot » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:58 pm

I googled a couple of firebricks supplier locally. I also ask an Igorot in Sagada on how they make their fireplaces.1/3 sand, 1/3 cement, 1/3 lime. I think bricks might have come from Ilocos via Baguio.
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Unread post #7 by balarila » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:14 am

Thanks, everyone. Seems sourcing firebricks is not easy so your leads are valuable.

I have stopped my contractor for now as I suspect his bricks were not high-temp rated. He just got them from a marble supplier!
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