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I am looking to build a home tandoor (see attached) and wonder if you would be able to advise which materials might be suitable and why. I am concerned about the Tandoor cracking at high temperatures as it expands and contracts. Given that it will have a height of 60cm and a belly width of 48cm, are you also able to advise on quantities of clays and materials?
 
Any advice you have on building the Tandoor would be greatly appreciated. 
 
 
Regards,
 
David

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It was rumored years ago that a Kamado manufacturer used ground lava rock mixed with Portland cement.

The mixture was poured into a mold which had a wire mesh in it. The mesh acted like a rebar support and

added strength to the finished unit.

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36 minutes ago, K_sqrd said:

It was rumored years ago that a Kamado manufacturer used ground lava rock mixed with Portland cement.

The mixture was poured into a mold which had a wire mesh in it. The mesh acted like a rebar support and

added strength to the finished unit.

But did it allow it to flex and breathe?

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I think most people here are more expert in buying them and breaking them than they are at building them.  I have seen some folks removing the chimney caps on Joes and BGEs and sticking long skewers down through that for a make-shift Tandoor.  Good luck in your research.

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