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  • Build using foam form

    I've read quite a few build threads and they were all done without forms. I found one build with foam forms, but would like to see more. So I appreciate any links.

    The main reason I want to use forms is my desire to finish the oven as soon as possible so we can use it during the summer.

    Thanks,
    Nate

  • #2
    Re: Build using foam form

    Using sand is quite a simpl way to create a form. To save on sand you can stack a few polystyrene boxes upside down in there first.shovel the sand out when done.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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    • #3
      Re: Build using foam form

      I've done the sand form half way up.
      Have you also considered using an excercise ball (as a form). I've seen a friend do this for a weekend dome build, just got to get the right size.
      Cheers
      Damon

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      • #4
        Re: Build using foam form

        Hi Nate,
        you really don't need forms for most of your Pompeii dome, only the last 3 or 4 courses.
        I built my entire dome in a single week end (and it was raining as well), the first 4 or 5 courses (I need to check out my own build 4 years ago to get the exact details and review the pictures as I comprehensively captured the build on this very forum) one day with only a piece of 3/4" construction ply cut to a half a semicircle. Next day, I cut the hearth bricks, installed them inside the standing soldier course, constructed a raised sand dome, finished the last courses, installed the keystones, removed the form and immediately stood on top of the dome. A brave move but it had to prove it's strength. I then climbed inside (well wriggled in on my back with my arms in first with a light) and cleaned and aligned the wet poor mans mortar from the face.
        So you can build one in a really short time if you try
        Check out my build to see my progress and check out the dates that the postings were loaded.
        Cheers,

        Neill
        Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

        The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


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        • #5
          Re: Build using foam form

          Here is one using a foam "fan" form:

          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ucer-3033.html

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