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Breaking ground/rock and pouring the pad - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

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Breaking ground/rock and pouring the pad

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  • Breaking ground/rock and pouring the pad

    The first day I started I was able to clear away the little amount of top soil I had for my pizza oven location ( 42" Tuscan). Since the bed rock is at the surface I should get no movenment. I had to dig out lots of rock to allow for 3" of gravel. I think I may try to use some of the rocks I dug out for the oven arch or cover the block wall. I had to wait a few days for the weather to clear before I poured the pad. The mixer in the back (home made) didn't work so I had to hand mix 36 bags of ready-mix by hand. The beer sure tasted good while I sat back and watched the pad cure.

    The block wall and hearth will be assembled and poured in a couple of weeks during our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

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    Live life like you're dying....without going bankrupt

  • #2
    Re: Breaking ground/rock and pouring the pad

    If you were able to dig out rock it is not bedrock, it is rubble or shelf rock. Hopefully, you took care to compact the fill in those areas.


    • #3
      Re: Breaking ground/rock and pouring the pad

      Actually it was bed rock at one time but the top 6" were loosened from ages or freeze thaw. Most of the pad sits on 3" to 6"of well tamped gravel on top of very solid bedrock. She's not going to move in my life time.

      Live life like you're dying....without going bankrupt


      • #4
        Re: Breaking ground/rock and pouring the pad

        Perfect! You have the hard part done, then.