Lightweight Castable Refractory Cement - 55lb Bag / Dry
Lightweight Castable Refractory cement - also known as Castable Refractory or Fireplace Cement, is a high-heat tolerant refractory material that is designed for castable refractory cement pizza ovens, fire pits and backyard forges. Refractory cement is able to withstand temperatures in excess of 2500°, which is roughly 2x hotter than you will ever get your pizza oven.
Refractory cement is designed for THICK refractory applications like pizza oven construction, building a forge or even making your own fire bricks. This product is NOT firebrick mortar.
• Refractory cement for Cortile Barile Ovens and Mattone Cupola Ovens.
• Castable refractory weights approximately 120lbs per cubic ft. and is shipped in a 55lb bag.
• Add clean water (3/4 to 1 qt.) for each 10 lb. and mix thoroughly. No other additives required.
• May be cast or troweled into place.
• Refractory materials meet ASTM C-401 Class B.
• Possesses cold crushing strength of approximately 1500 lbs. per. sq. inch.
• Good for applications well over 2500°F.
• Castable refractory cement should be cast no thinner than 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick.
• Brand of refractory cement we send you will depend on your location / region.
• Refractory cement is Non-Water Soluble in service - Safe for outdoor use!
• NSF / Food Grade Refractory Cement
Refractory Cement Recipe - Unlike High-Temperature MORTAR that you can make with common and locally purchased materials... Refractory cement is NOT something you can make yourself with sand, cement, lime, etc... No matter what you read on Google or watch on YouTube - if you make a refractory cement blend, it will fail. Guaranteed!
- STEP 1 -
Place the 28" Mattone Cupola pizza oven mold on top of your pizza oven base.
- STEP 6 -
After 7 days, remove the foam mold with a saw.
- STEP 2 -
Pour the Castable Refractory / Stainless Steel Fiber blend into the mold and pack firmly.
- STEP 7 -
Attach the exhaust kit.
- STEP 3 -
Continue to fill the mold with Castable Refractory.
- STEP 8 -
Wrap with 2 layers of ceramic fiber blanket / insulation blanket.
- STEP 4 -
Trowel smooth then tap with a sponge to remove excess water.
- STEP 9 -
Secure the blanket to the pizza oven with chicken wire.
- STEP 5 -
Cover the oven with a plastic tarp and allow the oven to dry / cure for a minimum of 7 days.
- STEP 10 -
Apply 2 coats of stucco and finish the exterior oven with thin brick, tile, cultured stone or paint.
Pizza Oven Plans for the Mattone Cupola Dome Oven
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Exterior Width / Depth / Height
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Average PPH (Pizzas Per Hour)
Average Time to Build Base (1 person)
Average Time to Build Oven (1 person)
Average Cost to Build Base
Average Cost to Build Finished Oven
(This includes the BrickWood Ovens Foam Mold)
BrickWood Ovens Mattone Cupola Pizza Oven Forms & Oven Packages
28" Mattone Cupola - Foam Mold
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Ridiculously Detailed Installation Instructions
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FedEx / UPS / Freight Shipping
* BrickWood Ovens ships orders every Monday, Wednesday & Friday
* At this time, we only ship within the Continental United States (Lower 48)
FedEx Ground - All Pizza Oven Kits, Exhaust Kits, Pizza Oven Doors and Ceramic Fiber Blanket (85" and smaller) are shipped via FedEx Ground.
UPS - If your Pizza Oven Package includes a box of Ceramic Fiber Blanket / Insulation Blanket, this portion of your order will arrive via UPS.
PLEASE NOTE - The blanket may arrive a few days before or after your pizza oven kit has been delivered.
Freight Truck - Packages that include refractory products (like fire brick, mortar &/or castable refractory) arrive via a freight truck. Due to the insane costs associated with freight delivery, these packages are non-refundable.
30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Unused items can be returned for a full refund within 30 Days from the Date of Purchase. All items must be in unused and resellable condition.
Refractory items & packages with refractory items (firebricks, mortar, castable refractory, etc…) are not eligible for return / refund.
BrickWood Ovens is not responsible for return shipping costs and does not provide return shipping labels.
PLEASE NOTE: A 25% shipping recovery fee will be deducted from your refund (this is to cover the shipping & handling costs that we incurred when shipping your order).
Instructions & Customer Support
Installation Instructions & Materials Lists - Every BrickWood Ovens Pizza Oven Kit, BrickWood Box and Fire Pit Grill come with instructions on how to download our RIDICULOUSLY detailed and colorfully illustrated Installation Instructions. Even if you have ZERO masonry experience, we show you how to build a beautiful pizza oven step-by-step!
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