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    I got the third coarse complete with the entry arch. In hind sight, I would not recommend this approach - a ton of cuts... It does appear to be working though. If I had it to do over, I think I would set the inside arch with brick ties and go from there. My thought was to get everything locked together on the entry - I achieved that. (I need to get back in the box)

    You can check it out http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/photoplog/index.php?q=l



    Les...
    Check out my pictures here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

    If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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    Re: Entry is done

    Les, I feel compelled to say.....keep it up, your doing it right, and with incredible precision. GREAT WORK!!!

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    • #3
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      Looks awesome!

      You must of found some more of those pills!

      Great Job.
      My thread:
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
      My costs:
      http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
      My pics:
      http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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      • #4
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        Hi Les...saw your latest pictures of vent arch and it is looking great. I am at a similar stage and wondering if you are going to a anchor plate with stainless stack and if you are how are you doing the transition between the curved vent arch and the rectangle opening for vent to the square anchor plate....wayne
        see below for my oven album of progress to date

        http://picasaweb.google.com/wayneber...PizzaOvenWorld

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        • #5
          Re: Entry is done

          Wayne,

          I found some oval flue pipe. I plan on using an angle grinder to match the curve of the arch - then it's just a matter of mortaring the puppy on there. The size is 8 x 13 inches.. If that doesn't quite cover the vent opening they have another that is 8 x 17.

          I'm more concerned right now on how the dome is going to tie onto the arch - can't quite visualize it in my head. As the dome grows it's getting further away from the arch - may have some UGLY cuts getting it to tie in.

          Les...
          Last edited by Les; 10-10-2007, 06:09 PM. Reason: spelling - again....
          Check out my pictures here:
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

          If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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          • #6
            Re: Entry is done

            Originally posted by Les View Post
            Wayne,



            I'm more concerned right now on how the dome is going to tie onto the arch - can't quite visualize it in my head. As the dome grows it's getting further away from the arch - may have some UGLY cuts getting it to tie in.

            Les...
            The same thing has been going on in my head too.

            I just can't quite see it.
            My thread:
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
            My costs:
            http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
            My pics:
            http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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            • #7
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              Guys, I never did see it.....lets just say I did some very creative cutting. Too many double/triple compound cuts. I did a lot of trial and error cutting. I too was concerned with the ugly factor (even though no one will ever see it) and probably spent far too much time on those transition pieces.
              Wish I had some helpful advice, sorry.

              RT

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by RTflorida View Post
                G
                Wish I had some helpful advice, sorry.

                RT
                I guess were on our own Les...
                My thread:
                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
                My costs:
                http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
                My pics:
                http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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                • #9
                  Re: Entry is done

                  Not a prob - I'm good with the "ugly factor" Remember - I'm out of pills.

                  Les...
                  Check out my pictures here:
                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

                  If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Entry is done

                    Les, impressive work and progress. I have been filled with my own preperation, but I have got to see yours up close. There is nothing like the visual progress, and sorry I could not get out there recently.
                    An excellent pizza is shared with the ones you love!

                    Acoma's Tuscan:
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/a...scan-2862.html

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                    • #11
                      Re: Entry is done

                      Your's is awesome too Les!

                      I would have a hard time trying to decide who's is nicer.. Your's or Kens....
                      My thread:
                      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
                      My costs:
                      http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
                      My pics:
                      http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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                      • #12
                        Re: Entry is done

                        These cuts are getting insane! It looks like one more course and it gets back to the hassle I know and love. Ken - you are a little ahead of me , please tell me it gets easier.... Check out the photo gallery and you will see what I mean. Also, since I've been outside the box for most of this endeavor, I plan on tying all the required courses to the arch before I complete the runs. Hopefully, I can show that part tomorrow...

                        Les...
                        Check out my pictures here:
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

                        If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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                        • #13
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                          Hi Les,

                          Great work! On your question: "Would you grind the part of brick that you see forming the interior dome?", I'd leave them well alone personally. Check out the attached photo. It's of a (centuries) old brick oven in a Villa near San Gimignano in Tuscany. You can see a similar feature to yours at the top left corner of the opening. Been through a lot, this oven, including the odd earthquake, I suspect. Still in use!

                          Cheers, Paul.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Entry is done

                            Les, thanks for posting the new progress pics. Your transition is looking great.
                            Remember... Think of it as a fun challenge! (and you only have to do it once!)
                            Ken H. - Kentucky
                            42" Pompeii

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