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  • Hello from Bathurst, Australia

    Hi Everyone,
    Been trolling the forum for a while now, collecting ideas and materials. Planning on a 42" Pompeii from largely reclaimed and recycled materials. Must say the thought of the top of the dome and the chimney transition are causing me some worries but I imagine I will get there in the end.
    Love all the pics people take, as they say a picture is worth a thousand words. I will post some soon.
    Got my spot picked out in the yard, and finally convinced hubby that bigger is better
    cheers for now,
    Rosemary
    Cheers,
    Rosemary

    My build so far
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ish-19084.html

    Starting out collecting info and materials
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f3/h...lia-18943.html

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    Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

    Welcome rosemary,
    If you haven't already look at Lburou's thread on treasure troves in the newbie section. Here you will see some of the best documented "dome" builds. Good luck.
    Russell
    Build Link............... Picassa Photo Album Link

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    • #3
      Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

      Thanks for the welcome Russell. I have seen the treasure trove post.

      Checked with council today just need to send in a plan and an exempt development application to comply with state regulations. Shouldn't be to hard though my drawing skills will be tested I am sure.

      As I mentioned I have started collecting materials and have chosen my site. Here are some pictures. ....... Once I work out how to load them?????
      Cheers,
      Rosemary

      My build so far
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ish-19084.html

      Starting out collecting info and materials
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f3/h...lia-18943.html

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      • #4
        Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

        R,

        Click on "Go Advance" then under "Additional Options" click on "Manage Attachments". The Moderator may restrict the number of pictures for a few post, normally 3-4 are the max number per post.
        Russell
        Build Link............... Picassa Photo Album Link

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        • #5
          Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

          Thanks for that, I think I was also not able to post photos from my iPod, but am now on the puter. So here goes....
          Cheers,
          Rosemary

          My build so far
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ish-19084.html

          Starting out collecting info and materials
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f3/h...lia-18943.html

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          • #6
            Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

            I am slowly getting thew hang of this.
            Pics are hebal sheets with internal reinforcing, WFO site, and cap, bricks and flue transition chamber???
            Cheers,
            Rosemary

            My build so far
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ish-19084.html

            Starting out collecting info and materials
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f3/h...lia-18943.html

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            • #7
              Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

              Terriffic build site! Make sure to position the oven so that you don't block your view over that valley.

              AT

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              • #8
                Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

                Okay so the bricks in the background of the third photo above are recycled from a furnace, and just found out this arvo that it was used to heat water so should be fine to use. Most are stamped with a 'W' on one side. They are pretty heavy and measure 9" x 4.5" x 3" approx.
                We will definitely trying not to bock the view, but we did want to see the flames from the house.
                Cheers,
                Rosemary

                My build so far
                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ish-19084.html

                Starting out collecting info and materials
                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f3/h...lia-18943.html

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                • #9
                  Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

                  Is that "flue transition chamber" made of stainless because it looks pretty rusty.
                  Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

                    Originally posted by SpottedFrog View Post
                    We will definitely trying not to bock the view, but we did want to see the flames from the house.
                    That's important too. I have a corner build adjacent to our deck and if I'd known how cool it was to watch the flames inside the oven, I would have turned my oven by 20 or 30 degrees to give us a better view. As it is, we can see the glow but the inside of the oven is just out of sight. Still loving it!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

                      David,
                      Nope it is welded steel about 5 mm thick, pretty old but only very light surface rust from being outside for a few years so I think it should do the job.
                      ATK406,
                      Yes I think being able to see to fire is pretty important too. We were originally going to have the WFO on the back deck untill we realized how big it ends up being. So now it is down the bottom but should still be close enough.
                      Cheers,
                      Rosemary

                      My build so far
                      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ish-19084.html

                      Starting out collecting info and materials
                      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f3/h...lia-18943.html

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                      • #12
                        Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

                        Been a good week for materials. Scored some more bricks. Found some really old thin bricks that should work well for the decorative external arch. A mate has some re-enforcing mesh I can have for the slab as well as some lime for the mortar and picked up some fire clay on eBay. Next week I'm going to source lintels and file the paperwork with council.
                        Cheers,
                        Rosemary

                        My build so far
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ish-19084.html

                        Starting out collecting info and materials
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f3/h...lia-18943.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

                          5 mm should last several years. Heat will accelerate any corrosion. If your oven is outdoors and gets wet at all this won't help either. I prefer to avoid anything that will corrode, but you should get plenty of life out of 5mm.
                          Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

                            Rosemary,

                            Good for you to be able to scrouge around and find materials to use. Especially your brick. You guys/gals have to pay such a premium for you fire brick Looking forward to seeing the construction pics.
                            Russell
                            Build Link............... Picassa Photo Album Link

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                            • #15
                              Re: Hello from Bathurst, Australia

                              hmmm,
                              something else i have been wondering about is how to work out just high from the ground I should be building the floor of the oven. I have not really seen anyone talk about this, except to say you don't want it too low. I have the Pompeii plans and may have missed this. I get that you work backwards from the floor down to the slab but thats where i loose it. I was thinking quite low but seeing the photos of other peoples builds I realise that is not right. Do you aim for chest height? Any suggestions welcome.
                              Cheers,
                              Rosemary

                              My build so far
                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ish-19084.html

                              Starting out collecting info and materials
                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f3/h...lia-18943.html

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