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  • Just layed the sand/fireclay/water mixture to set the bricks -- concerned?

    Hey all,

    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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    Re: Just layed the sand/fireclay/water mixture to set the bricks -- concerned?

    Any openings between the bricks will fill up with ash. You are good to go.
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    • #3
      Re: Just layed the sand/fireclay/water mixture to set the bricks -- concerned?

      The sand/fireclay mixture is just for leveling. Some builders don't even wet the stuff.
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      • #4
        Re: Just layed the sand/fireclay/water mixture to set the bricks -- concerned?

        I used brick dust from the cutting of the bricks, in reality its reality not that important. No issues yet

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        • #5
          Re: Just layed the sand/fireclay/water mixture to set the bricks -- concerned?

          Originally posted by chidding View Post
          in reality its reality not that important.
          Not sure about that - sometimes I think reality is important.
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          • #6
            Re: Just layed the sand/fireclay/water mixture to set the bricks -- concerned?

            Originally posted by Les View Post
            Not sure about that - sometimes I think reality is important.
            Haha, what an excellent mispelling that was..
            (sorry for the thread hijack haha)

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