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Terracotta Tiles for Pizza Oven Wall Lining?

 
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I had an thought and was wondering if Terracotta tiles could be used in an oven, other than the floor?

What I thought was after building a wood form, using Terracotta tiles to line it, back up by some perlite cement for insulation, then outer covering of mortar?

Do you think it would last or has anyone attempted such a thing?

Any input is welcome!

Thanks.
 
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Terra cotta does expand and contract a lot with heat, so my advice if you build one like this is to heat and cool the oven very slowly, this will minimize damage due to this effect.

Start with a small fife and build up slowly, getting to temp in two hours or so, then use a door to cool down overnight.

Just my thoughts!

 
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Check with the guys at these forums:

http://www.fornobravo.com/community/

Some one there probably has experience with such a build.

Make sure they are not glazed.
 
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Chadwick Holmes wrote:Terra cotta does expand and contract a lot with heat, so my advice if you build one like this is to heat and cool the oven very slowly, this will minimize damage due to this effect.

Start with a small fife and build up slowly, getting to temp in two hours or so, then use a door to cool down overnight.

Just my thoughts!



Thanks... I appreciate the input!
 
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William Bronson wrote: Check with the guys at these forums:

http://www.fornobravo.com/community/

Some one there probably has experience with such a build.

Make sure they are not glazed.



Thanks, I will check them out. I definitely will use unglazed!
 
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