OK. I screwed up. I built my oven on a wing and a prayer and it did great for about 4 years. My "fire clay" sucked, cracked and caved eventually (well, luckily it did not completely cave, but a brick fell out of the roof). It is a hybrid oven with a larger opening but a Pompeii dome (I wanted to make sure I could bake other things, including a Turkey for the last four years). I know now that I will be using HeatStop for my mortar now unless something better has come up. I do not mean to start a new thread on fire mortar. Lets just say, unless there has been a universal agreement that there is something better, then I am using HeatStop 50 for my mortar. My main question comes from something I have wanted to do since I made the oven originally. I was lucky enough to find some firebricks that were 10" square that I used for my base. They are great, but I think it would be great to have a seamless base. I get into trouble now and then with the seams in the brick so can I use some of the commercially available high heat casting material to pour over my base to get a solid, unseamed surface? I know it is going to be a problem if it is too thin, but I do not want to go any thicker than I have to. Now is the time to do it though since I am rebuilding my dome and I have complete access to my floor. I am hoping for some suggestions. Thanks
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