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  • scrounging mateirals - wire mesh substitute

    Any reason why I shouldn't use an old piece of non rusted chain link fencing in place of wire mesh in my foundation and hearth pour?

    Just have a some lying around....

    Thanks
    My oven progress -
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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    Re: scrounging mateirals - wire mesh substitute

    When we demo'd the slab in our backyard to make our foundation, we found that chainlink fence was used as rebar.. If the difficulty it took to remove it was any indication, it works. We re incorporated it into our foundation, along with some rebar we found for the perimeter trenches. As far as the hearth slab goes, it's gotta be rebar. Whoops.. just re read your post and realised you werent planning on using it as rebar after all.. Wire mesh.. That'll work.

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      Re: scrounging mateirals - wire mesh substitute

      Hey Christo,

      Do you still have five more projects before you start your oven? It's sounding pretty close.
      James
      Pizza Ovens
      Outdoor Fireplaces

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        Re: scrounging mateirals - wire mesh substitute

        Yup!!! James you are correct!!!

        I've been scrounging materials and cutting trees down over the last year to get ready for this momentus occasion. Doesn't look like we will have any more deep frosts - so it's time to get started.

        I got started cutting triangles and they are spread all over the driveway. It could only mean two things.... The oven is now offically one of my projects - and I'm going for Dmun's Geodesic Dome.

        My bricks are larger than Dmuns - so I'm going for a 38" GeoPom oven. With all the detail from Dave - it made it very easy to scale up.

        I'm trying to learn from some of his minor difficulties and will make forms for the pentagons and hexagons to see if I can make them really exact when I bond them together.

        Thanks!!!
        My oven progress -
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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        • #5
          Re: scrounging mateirals - wire mesh substitute

          Hey, that's great.

          Just one note: If I were doing it again, i'd only pre-assemble the pentagon for the top, and lay the rest up as triangles. I had to re-cut a bunch of my polygons, and they didn't fit together as well as I hoped.

          My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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          • #6
            Re: scrounging mateirals - wire mesh substitute

            Christo,
            Very exciting. I'm looking forward to this.

            David,
            When you do think you might be ready to start firing your oven (have I missed something)? I am very interest in hearing how it behaves, cooks, holds heat, etc.
            James
            Pizza Ovens
            Outdoor Fireplaces

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            • #7
              Re: scrounging mateirals - wire mesh substitute

              March is supposed to go out like a lamb:



              It's not the end of march yet, but last weekend we got three inches of granular snow that froze solid. Not quite masonry weather yet, but I'm still hoping it's soon.
              My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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              • #8
                Re: scrounging mateirals - wire mesh substitute

                A minor detail?

                Looks great in the snow though.
                James
                Pizza Ovens
                Outdoor Fireplaces

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                • #9
                  Re: scrounging mateirals - wire mesh substitute

                  Dmun, James,

                  The saying goes that March "comes in like a lion and out like a lamb." Well, bull. In Ontario during the last week or two, we've had high winds, low temperatures, blowing snow over the ice that already had formed during one warm day. Generally dismal. The saying should read: "in like a demented lion, out like a snarling tiger." Geesh.

                  Jim
                  "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

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                  • #10
                    Re: scrounging mateirals - wire mesh substitute

                    Originally posted by christo View Post
                    I got started cutting triangles and they are spread all over the driveway. It could only mean two things.... The oven is now offically one of my projects - and I'm going for Dmun's Geodesic Dome.
                    Christo - congratulations on getting started. Look forward to seeing another geodesic project!

                    Marc

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                    • #11
                      Re: scrounging mateirals - wire mesh substitute

                      Thanks for the encouragment!

                      I will assemble with the triangle route and bypass the preassembly. After mortaring the tips of the triangles on the bricks, I tend to agree that the joint becomes stable quickly. So, I will assemble one triangle at at time. I'll take photos of these steps incase it goes well!!!

                      Christo
                      My oven progress -
                      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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