in Mongolia uses a cold-setting, phosphate bonded
“plastic refractory” material that resembles cement
when dry (figure 3.2).
The inconvenient-to-use, imported refractory firebricks were dropped in favor of a cement-like, advanced plastic refractory material with excellent results (figure A.16). Using this material eliminates the need to fire high-temperature stove components in a kiln because they are cold-setting, like epoxy.