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  • JerryJerry
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    hot enough for a pizza?
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    hot enough for a pizza?



    yes. it's used around fireplaces/wood burning stoves, so i'm assuming it can handle at least 400F.
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  • JerryJerry
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    400F is really on the low side for pizza
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    400F is really on the low side for pizza



    yes.
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  • ThymThym
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    hot enough for a pizza?



    yes. it's used around fireplaces/wood burning stoves, so i'm assuming it can handle at least 400F.


    usually its fire brick inside a fireplace. it's basically the same stuff though, just doesn't have the variations in thermal expansion that cause internal stresses to build and shoot hot shards of brick in to the faces of those sitting around the fire.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    hot enough for a pizza?



    yes. it's used around fireplaces/wood burning stoves, so i'm assuming it can handle at least 400F.


    usually its fire brick inside a fireplace. it's basically the same stuff though, just doesn't have the variations in thermal expansion that cause internal stresses to build and shoot hot shards of brick in to the faces of those sitting around the fire.


    i said around, not in. like for the hearth. like this:

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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    fire brick on the inside, regular ole red brick surrounding it.
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  • JerryJerry
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    Fine, i'll just google it... I guess I may already be the resident "expert" (hack) on refractory martial. I believe real red brick is just a lump of clay, so if heated slowly it would be just find to at least 1800F. Cinder blocks I think are portland cement based so get brittle if ever lifted to 1200F or so. With there shape it would seem the weakness could be engineered around, but a more temp resistant lining would be nice.
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  • JerryJerry
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    I'll have too price some stuff out
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  • C_BC_B
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    So... Many... Grammar... Errors... X_X
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  • jlwjlw
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    I'll have too price some stuff out



    Could you make your own bricks? That's the ticket.
  • JerryJerry
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    C_B said:

    So... Many... Grammar... Errors... X_X



    I'll cut yous bitches
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  • JerryJerry
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    jlw said:

    I'll have too price some stuff out



    Could you make your own bricks? That's the ticket.

    I've gone down that road. It's not worth it unless i've got some good clay for free. I might try digging down a few feet, but it's very unlikely I'm standing on some Tennessee ball clay #4
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  • ceanntceannt
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    jlw said:

    I'll have too price some stuff out



    Could you make your own bricks? That's the ticket.

    I've gone down that road. It's not worth it unless i've got some good clay for free. I might try digging down a few feet, but it's very unlikely I'm standing on some Tennessee ball clay #4

    You put the clay on what? And you have 4?????
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  • JerryJerry
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    Things are coming together little by little. Problem is it's way too hot to ferment without temp control. I also want to keep this really redneck. Dig a hole? Chest freezer plus a heap of insulation? Chest freezer plus bucket of antifreeze and a copper coil? It's humid too so swamp coolers won't do much.
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  • jlwjlw
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    Dig a hole would work really well. If you have a chest freezer tht would probably work e en better if you can figure out how to control temp.
  • JerryJerry
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    jlw said:

    Dig a hole would work really well. If you have a chest freezer tht would probably work e en better if you can figure out how to control temp.



    Both are possible. I don't really want to dig that deep of a hole in my basement and I don't really want to have it outside, so freezer (or fall) it is!
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  • JerryJerry
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    I guess the freezer works well for drinking too. Once it's in place I won't be able to move it till I drink (or dump) most of it.
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  • jlwjlw
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    I guess the freezer works well for drinking too. Once it's in place I won't be able to move it till I drink (or dump) most of it.



    This is a good idea.
  • C_BC_B
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    Freezer seems legit.
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  • C_BC_B
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    I really like the hole in the basement idea though.
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  • ThymThym
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    C_B said:

    I really like the hole in the basement idea though.



    me too. it's very Jerry. Especially considering is a rented house.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    put the freezer in a hole in the basement?
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ceannt said:

    put the freezer in a hole in the basement?



    get a freezer with a hole in it. store in basement.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Patch the hole with duct tape?
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