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    Here is the spec shet from the company. Cemex has it locally in stock.
    They are 2 1/4" thick x4 x9. $ 1.75 each

    Specs say low duty I thought medium duty was prefered but that term can be subjective.

    What do you all think?

    http://www.wgpaver.com/firebrick_pdf...20-%20BUFF.pdf

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    Re: Opinions needed on this Firebrick

    27.6% alumina.....perfect. These will be fine. The duty rating refers to the wear, no need to spend extra $$ on medium duty. Many of us have used light duty (fireplace bricks in my case). You will have a bit of compensating to do because of the dimensions...I think we all have. Don't be concerned with the 2 1/4" thickness, mine are the same and my oven performs perfectly, although I have nothing to compare it to.

    RT

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      Re: Opinions needed on this Firebrick

      SummerJ,

      These are the same bricks I used in the buff color. I have used the oven a couple dozen times and they're performing great! I don't think I would want something with higher alumina content because I believe you'll burn the bottom of the first few pizzas until it the hearth cools down. I fire my oven up until the dome clears and then spread the coals for about a 30 minutes. Then I'll move the coals/fire to the left side of the oven and mop the floor with a damp mop to remove soot/ash. Then let the hearth cool for 15 minutes and I still slightly burn the bottom of the first couple pizzas before the top completely cooks. So the first few pizzas I let the bottom get close to burning and then hold the top near the dome. The toppings cook immediately near that dome!

      ~Bob
      My Oven Progress: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...uild-7155.html

      If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!

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      • #4
        Re: Opinions needed on this Firebrick

        Those bricks should be just fine!

        @Pizza Bob. Do you have a nice flame going while cooking your pizzas?
        My thread:
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
        My costs:
        http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
        My pics:
        http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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        • #5
          Re: Opinions needed on this Firebrick

          Originally posted by asudavew View Post

          @Pizza Bob. Do you have a nice flame going while cooking your pizzas?
          I usually keep a flame this size or slightly larger going throughout the pizza cooking. The most pizzas I have done is about 16 and I'm certain I could have kept that going. I never had to pull the coals back over the cooking area - I think it's insulated really well!

          ~Bob
          My Oven Progress: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...uild-7155.html

          If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!

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