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Concrete pavers for the manifold?

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I'm trying to build my first RMH. I'm a bit short on fire bricks and getting more requires a pretty long trip.
I do, however, have access to a bunch of salvaged concrete paver bricks.
Can this be used to build the manifold (and in case I'm using that term incorrectly, which I might be, by manifold
I mean the brick structure that holds the barrel and which also has the start of the stove pipe for carrying out hot gases
to the thermal mass)?

I'm building a 6-inch system and I'm using a relatively small boiler which needs to be lifted off the ground quite a bit
in order to accommodate the 47" heat riser (Ernie and Erica's Annex plans). If concrete pavers can be used,
that'll save me a bunch of time and money.


Daniel Granovsky

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only the rocket core and riser really need to be refractory. everything else can be lower temp material and standard portland cement may be used in that area.
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