web analytics
Newbie with questions - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community


No announcement yet.

Newbie with questions

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Newbie with questions

    I am new at forums, I have never done one before. I don't know if it's appropriate, but I was wondering where to get fire brick and perferably for cheap? I am from Manteca, CA in the central valley and my brother has an oven on the works and I would love to build one as well. I am cutting down a Yuka tree to fit it in my yard and would love some advice. Thank you.

  • #2
    Re: Newbie with questions

    Hi Barry, welcome to this forum. I don't know how cheap you can find medium duty fire brick. It should be quite easy to find them however in central California. I found a half dozen places in the SoCal area that had both Pacific Clay and Muddox fire brick and they ran from $1.25 to 1.60 a brick. I bought mine from American Building Supply (they have brick yards thru the state) and they were about $1.25 a brick. I needed 275 bricks for my 42" oven. You really cannot build an oven with regular, cheaper clay bricks, it just doesn't work. If you look really hard and are lucky, you might find some brick for less money (from what I've read on this forum for used fire brick) but expect to pay more.

    As for "advice": keep reading and looking thru these threads in this forum and you'll find it's pretty easy to come up with a plan to build your own oven, even if you have had zero experience. The building process is amazing and incredibly rewarding. There is nothing like lighting a fire and putting in your pizza, bread or roasting meat in this oven you built by hand. Let us know what you decide on building and go ahead and ask more questions too.
    "Life is a banquet and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death." -Auntie Mame

    View My Picasa Web Album UPDATED oct

    My Oven Costs Spreadsheet

    My Oven Thread


    • #3
      Re: Newbie with questions

      I found some! They were $1.08 a brick. I am going to start a 42 inch oven in about a month, and I will ask more questions. Thanks.


      • #4
        Re: Newbie with questions

        Don't forget to download the FREE plans. Go to the FB store, check out, and they will send you the link. FREE plans, FREE advice; you have come to the right place.
        GOOD LUCK with your build.



        • #5
          Re: Newbie with questions

          Thank you. I got the download and con't believe the advice and support from this site. Thank you and about the luck, I will need it.