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Offline crawsdaddy

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Constructing WFO Oven with a kit
« on: August 07, 2014, 06:58:54 PM »
I am in the process of  designing and building an outside pizza oven using a modular kit. I have been studying the photographs of the various "builds" and it appears that many of these are finished out with either stone veneer or thin brick. Am I correct? Since the covering brick is not really structural, is there any downside to using thin brick or any significant advantage to using full brick?


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Re: Constructing WFO Oven with a kit
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 08:15:28 PM »
No advantage either way, use what works best for what you are doing.  What kit are you using?

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Re: Constructing WFO Oven with a kit
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 09:05:14 PM »
95% sure I am going with FGM 950B. I pricing out now with me doing all the work it looks very doable, especially with thin brick. I have no experience with brickwork but have a considerable amount of experience with tiling. Thin brick installation appears to be like tiling a wall with large grout lines.

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Re: Constructing WFO Oven with a kit
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 09:35:15 PM »
Thin brick will be at least twice the cost of full brick.  Thin brick/stone is a system, and it doesn't last long unless it is done right, and it has a lot of details that are not self apparent.  Structural brick is also a system, but it only has a couple components and is almost foolproof.

Done almost right, but not quite:

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Re: Constructing WFO Oven with a kit
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 10:02:19 PM »
Good points. I am going to get some estimates on full brick but I need to make up my mind before I position the cinder block base so there is correct amount of space. Like the idea of foolproof.

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Re: Constructing WFO Oven with a kit
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 10:18:01 PM »
The almost part being that the adhesion was good......
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Re: Constructing WFO Oven with a kit
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2014, 11:09:26 PM »
Don't let the pic scare you!  That was an example of poor installation on a non masonry wall (from what I can see in the pic).  Attaching thin brick to your block walls will be exactly like setting tile.