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  • It has begun, finally.

    The hole is dug, block, rebar, brick, mortar, forms built...Rotten rainy snowy weather coming !!! All Stop.

    I have posted various times but now have figured out how to post pictures.

    Thanks in advance to all.

    Please take a look and critique my seat of the pants design.

    Oven height 16" inside dia.

    door opening 10" and a little, 22" wide.

    Oven Floor: 27" X 36"

    Derk
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    Re: It has begun, finally.

    From what I can see you are doing a barrel oven design? Still snowing at this time??? Never knew Utah weather was so cold. Isn't it suppose to be spring already?

    The mock up looks great. I like the two piece arches. Looks like you are on the right path.
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    • #3
      Re: It has begun, finally.

      It was almost 80 degrees today, the next few days will be in the 30's for a low. A little rough on the garden.

      I will be meeting with the fire marshall tomorrow to get the rules.

      Yes it is a barrel design.

      Derk

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      • #4
        Re: It has begun, finally.

        Two things have been learned in the last few days:

        1: Just because it was 72 two days ago does not mean that it will not snow last night.

        2: Always check with the firemarshall first, our hole is 8 feet too close to the property line. Time to redig.
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        • #5
          Re: It has begun, finally.

          Looking at your layout pics, why not move the inner and outer arches closer by 1" and eliminate the metal?

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          • #6
            Re: It has begun, finally.

            Good suggestion, I will reposition the arches, less metal to potentially rust is better. I have enough firebrick to fill in around the flue with minimal ref mortar. I made two trips to the firebick pile to make sure I had enough.

            The arches are also firebrick, $2.00 for each complete arch.

            When the snow melts Gavin and I will dig the proper foundation hole.

            Thanks

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            • #7
              Re: It has begun, finally.

              Here we go, I am committed, in more than one way. poured slab today.
              68X86 slab
              5-6 inches crushed 1" gravel
              5.5 inches 6 bag concrete
              5/8 rebar with 8 inche mesh

              We cannot wait until it cures.
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              • #8
                Re: It has begun, finally.

                You can lay block in a day or two if you want.

                Thank you very much for the care package, this weekend I will be having honey wheat bread as well as honey ON my bread. Salute!

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                • #9
                  Re: It has begun, finally.

                  Your Welcome, my pleasure. It is in the 50's again today. I was lucky to get the pad in. I thought it was going to rain, but it did not.

                  Does your door go past your chimney? butt against your inner arch? I am assuming that it does or else all the heat would go straight up and out.

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                  • #10
                    Re: It has begun, finally.

                    It is "keyed". The inner part fits into the archway, the outer part is 1" larger all the way around. That is how I built both of my failed doors and will make door #3.

                    That is the insulating door, I haven't decided on the outer weather door, I may make it as attached shutters.

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                    • #11
                      Re: It has begun, finally.

                      Door #1 laying down, Door #2 standing.



                      Door #2 in place:

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                      • #12
                        Re: It has begun, finally.

                        Just how I envisioned it. I like the cast door. I will follow your progress and then copy it.

                        Did you have any trouble removing your oven arch form? I noticed it rested on bricks did that help?


                        Derk

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                        • #13
                          Re: It has begun, finally.

                          It is key that it be chocked or you won't be able to remove it without breaking the arch.

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                          • #14
                            Re: It has begun, finally.

                            Here we go, the monolith rises, I hope that I never have to get rid of this thing. It is not going anywhere.

                            Due to the fact that I scrounged my block, with the scalloped type side, they had no corner brick with the same design.

                            Is regular thinset ok for setting a 8X8 tile on the half block blank sides?

                            Or do I need a special thinset for outdoor applications?

                            Thanks
                            Derk
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                            • #15
                              Re: It has begun, finally.

                              Here we are, ready for the second slab.
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