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  • House bricks top oven

    Hi all as I am sure you all, I have got my hearth slab made now. At last so now the fun can begin. I am sure a lot of you will cringe when i say what i am going to sugest but any way here I go. I have a heap of house bricks in my shed and I am wondering if they will be ok for the dome part, of the oven to save a few $$$. We do not plan on living here for more than a couple of years and the oven will only be used on the odd weekend.

    any ideas thanks guys.


  • #2
    Re: House bricks top oven

    Australians have had success with something they call "pressed reds" which i think are like our pavers, in other words, no holes

    Save your hollow house bricks for your enclosure.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: House bricks top oven

      ok thanks I am going to spend the extra and get them all,fire bicks i am following the plans from here



      • #4
        Re: House bricks top oven

        I used hard house brick and they are as good as day one....no spalling


        • #5
          Re: House bricks top oven

          You could always use a more temporary mortar, and then knock down the oven and take the bricks with you when you move.
          "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)